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In order to receive published messages, application must subscribe to a channel. The subscription API returns a Channel object which can  be used to add messaging callbacks. A callback is used by Backendless to deliver published messages to the client application.

Consider the following example, which demonstrates subscribing to a channel and adding a messaging callback:

var channel = Backendless.Messaging.subscribe( "chat" );

function onMessage( message ) {
  console.log( "Message received: " + message )

channel.addMessageListener( onMessage );