Chat and notifications in your product

Fully customizable. Feature-rich. All in a few lines of code.


Cord powers collaboration in

  • The Monday.com company logo
  • The ThoughtSpot company logo
  • The Walnut company logo
  • The Finmark (acquired by Bill.com) company logo
  • The Attest Surveys company logo
  • The Vareto company logo
  • The Spendflo company logo

Try a live demo!

Play with our interactive demos to see just a few examples of how Cord's SDK can be used to add rich, native-feeling commenting and collaboration features to different products.

LIVE EXAMPLEEXAMPLEAdd comments to videos and media
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LIVE EXAMPLEEXAMPLELet users annotate data and charts
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LIVE EXAMPLEEXAMPLEIntegrate Google Docs style commenting on text
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What is Cord?

Cord is a toolkit for adding chat and live collaboration to your product. Use our pre-built Components, rich SDK, and powerful APIs to create the experience you and your customers need.

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Add real-time chat to your product in minutes

Rich collaboration out-of-the-box

Add live chat, commenting, and notifications to your product quickly and easily. Low code, low maintenance, but with all the bells and whistles.

With the Cord message API, you can send messages to your users in real-time

Delight your customers and grow faster

Replicate the success of Figma and Notion. Boost retention and drive seat expansion by making it easier for people and teams to work together in context.

Cord lets you focus on writing just the code you need, while letting you skip the fiddly stuff

UX that’s 100% native to your product

Customize every aspect of our collaboration components with simple CSS. Integrate seamlessly with your frontend and match your brand's look and feel.

The Cord JS SDK gives you all the control and configurability you need

Secure and scalable by design

We test and optimize to ensure security, flexibility, and speed so you don’t have to. Scalable infrastructure, SOC 2 certified, enterprise-ready.


What can I build with Cord?

Add commenting, chat, threads, notifications, presence and more for a rich collaboration experience on your platform. Mix and match Cord’s UI components and APIs to build the perfect solution for your product, and your users.

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Explore use cases

Want to add a commenting feature to your Business Intelligence tool? Replace a Customer Support solution like Intercom? Add an AI Assistant to your Docs? You can do all of this and more.

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Explore by industry

See how other products in verticals from Fintech to Customer Support, Sales, Legal and Design and DevOps have transformed their UX by adding real-time chat and collaboration.


"Our CEO couldn't believe how fast we got to something fully-baked and super powerful. It would have taken us years to have built this in-house."

Noam Ackerman, Entrepreneur in Residence at Monday.comMonday.com's logo
Noam Ackerman
Entrepreneur in Residence, monday.com

How does it work?

Developers, designers and product teams can implement Cord in three easy steps. Supercharge your development to launch best-in-class multiplayer collaboration in days.

Mix and match components

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Combine our Elements and UI Primitives to quickly create a collaboration experience your customers will love.
Want to mock-up a quick POC? Use our Figma template to see exactly how Cord could fit into your product.

Customize design

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Use plain ol' CSS to customize every piece of Cord’s UI. Easily set fonts and colors to match your brand guidelines and tweak small but important details like borders, hover effects, and more.
Want to replicate the commenting experience in Figma or Google Docs? You can.

Configure behavior

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Build rich integrations and completely bespoke experiences with Cord's webhooks and APIs. Read and write message data, trigger workflows based on user behavior, and more.

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Mix and match components

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Combine our Elements and UI Primitives to quickly create a collaboration experience your customers will love.
Want to mock-up a quick POC? Use our Figma template to see exactly how Cord could fit into your product.

A smorgasbord of Cord components, with your app in the middle

Customize design

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Use plain ol' CSS to customize every piece of Cord’s UI. Easily set fonts and colors to match your brand guidelines and tweak small but important details like borders, hover effects, and more.
Want to replicate the commenting experience in Figma or Google Docs? You can.

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Configure behavior

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Build rich integrations and completely bespoke experiences with Cord's webhooks and APIs. Read and write message data, trigger workflows based on user behavior, and more.

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Why developers ❤️ Cord

Built by engineers, for engineers.
We know what developers care about: flexibility, speed, and reliability. Our SDK was built to make your life easier.

Get Cord running in minutes

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It's free to get started with Cord.
Look at our open source demo apps or quick start guide to kick the tires and see chat and commenting working in your product in minutes.

Flexible APIs

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Bindings for React and other popular frontend frameworks; Backend libraries for Node and many other languages; and rich REST and client-side JavaScript APIs that let you build complex features on top of Cord.

Easy-to-style CSS

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Built with plain, vanilla CSS. Hack away to customize every UI component for a native-feeling, pixel-perfect collaboration experience for your app users.

Accessible analytics

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DevOps teams can quickly and easily see what’s being sent and received in console.cord.com. Run analyses, see how users are collaborating in your product, and even clean up threads created in testing.

NPM installing Cord
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Get Cord running in minutes

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It's free to get started with Cord.
Look at our open source demo apps or quick start guide to kick the tires and see chat and commenting working in your product in minutes.

NPM installing Cord

Flexible APIs

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Bindings for React and other popular frontend frameworks; Backend libraries for Node and many other languages; and rich REST and client-side JavaScript APIs that let you build complex features on top of Cord.

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Easy-to-style CSS

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Built with plain, vanilla CSS. Hack away to customize every UI component for a native-feeling, pixel-perfect collaboration experience for your app users.

A developer editing a CSS file

Accessible analytics

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DevOps teams can quickly and easily see what’s being sent and received in console.cord.com. Run analyses, see how users are collaborating in your product, and even clean up threads created in testing.

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