Real-time Chat Forum using Strapi,, React and MongoDB

This article is a guest post by Purnima Gupta. She's a web developer and wrote this blog post through the Write for the Community program.

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@purnimagupta I’m struggling to do this with react native. I was able to connect with react from a browser app however I can’t seem to do the same for my react-native mobile app. Is this done differently in react native?

It would be great of this article could be updated to work with v4… I tried the following code in src/index.js:

module.exports = {

  register(/*{ strapi }*/) {},

  bootstrap({ strapi }) {
    const io = require('')(strapi.server, {
      cors: {
        origin: 'http://localhost:3000',
        methods: ['GET', 'POST'],
        allowedHeaders: ['my-custom-header'],
        credentials: true

And my app crashed with this error: TypeError: server.listeners is not a function I tried to do it with setTimeout, with process.nextTick() - always the same result, same error.

might be late, but just in case.

do it like this in src/index.js

const {Server} = require(‘’)
const io = new Server(strapi.server.httpServer, {
cors: {
origin: “http://localhost:3000”,
methods: [“GET”, “POST”],
allowedHeaders: [“my-custom-header”],
credentials: true

var io = require('')(strapi.server.httpServer, {
  cors: {
    origin: "http://localhost:3000",
    methods: ["GET", "POST"],
    transports: ['websocket', 'polling'],
    allowedHeaders: ["my-custom-header"],
    credentials: true
  allowEIO3: true

This worked for me.

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