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Aleksandar Kovacevic asked Phong Vu answered

lastModifiedTime for Team Messaging API posts when adding reactions


We are currently working on an application that involves consuming the RingCentral API, specifically this endpoint.

Our application has a feature to indicate when a chat message has been edited by comparing the `creationTime` and `lastModifiedTime` fields. However, we've noticed that when a reaction is added to a message, it alters the `lastModifiedTime` of the post, which leads our application to incorrectly indicate that the post has been edited.

I understand that the API currently does not support reactions, but is there a particular reason why a reaction changes the `lastModifiedTime`? Can this behavior be adjusted on your end so that reactions do not change the `lastModifiedTime`, or is there another endpoint or method we can use to more accurately determine if the text of a message has been edited?

Any assistance or guidance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.


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Phong Vu answered

Confirm that this is the current issue. There is a request for having the reaction object in a post but that is not yet implemented. I request the team to consider not updating the LastModifiedTime for reaction activity but not sure if and when they would consider it.

Unfortunately, I don't have any workaround solution to this problem right now. Will let you know when I hear back from the team.

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