Real-Time Messenger Clone: Next.js 13, React, Tailwind, Prisma, MongoDB, NextAuth, Pusher (2023)

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Special thanks to Josh Tried Coding from which I got inspiration to use Pusher since does not work with Next 13.3 (

Master the art of building a real-time Messenger clone using the latest web development technologies. In this comprehensive tutorial, we’ll walk you through the process of creating a fully-functional and visually stunning chat application that rivals the best in the industry.

Key Features:

– Real-time messaging using Pusher
– Message notifications and alerts
– Tailwind design for sleek UI
– Tailwind animations and transition effects
– Full responsiveness for all devices
– Credential authentication with NextAuth
– Google authentication integration
– Github authentication integration
– File and image upload using Cloudinary CDN
– Client form validation and handling using react-hook-form
– Server error handling with react-toast
– Message read receipts
– Online/offline user status
– Group chats and one-on-one messaging
– Message attachments and file sharing
– User profile customization and settings
– How to write POST, GET, and DELETE routes in route handlers (app/api)
– How to fetch data in server React components by directly accessing the database (WITHOUT API! like Magic!)
– Handling relations between Server and Child components in a real-time environment
– Creating and managing chat rooms and channels

Whether you’re an experienced developer looking to expand your skillset or a beginner eager to learn the latest web development technologies, this tutorial has something for everyone. Join us on this exciting journey and take your web development skills to new heights!

00:00 Intro
02:16 Environment setup
08:18 Auth Setup
15:30 Auth UI
58:53 MongoDB, Prisma setup
01:17:54 NextAuth Setup
01:32:20 Register Functionality
01:40:23 Login Functionality and Social Login (Google and Github)
01:57:42 Sidebar, Navigation and Layout
02:58:39 Users screen and Conversations screen, Conversation Creation
04:12:34 Messages creation, Message Image upload
05:29:12 Profile Drawer
06:01:20 Settings functionality, Modal component
06:53:39 Group chat functionality, Image Modal, Loading states
07:43:15 Real time messages, conversations, read receipts and active status with Pusher
08:44:03 Deploy to Vercel, fix Google and Github social sign in in deployment