Novu lets you send notifications across different communication mediums, including emails, in-app messages, push notifications, SMS, and chat. Each of these five communication mediums is referred to as a notification ‘channel’.

There are five channels in Novu


Providers are what allow us to handle message delivery over multiple channels. Of the five notification channels that Novu currently supports, each channel except the ‘in-app’ channel has multiple providers.

The Inbox channel only has one provider (the default Novu provider). All the remaining channels have multiple providers.