The main difference between Server message and P2P message is the delay and the presence of a server in the middle.
|In P2P messaging, the messages are sent through the WebRTC Data Channel (through the peer connection).
|In Server messaging, messages are sent through the Signalling Server.
|When you send a message to many peers through P2P messaging, you end up sending one-on-one messages to multiple people.
|The message is sent to the server which then broadcasts it to other peers.
|P2P will be faster, but might end up bloating the sending peer.
|Relayed might add some latency, but is lighter on the sending peer.
|P2P Messaging uses the RTCDataChannel where all data is secured with Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS).
|Server messaging is useful when there are a lot of peers ( i.e.) to balance load. In the future, this would allow features such as asynchronous communication (e.g. store the message and send it when the user gets online).
|Skylink SDK for Web
|Skylink SDK for Android
|Skylink SDK for iOS
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