How to: Test Your Push Notifications

Updated on 16. September 2022 by Jan Bunk

The features described on this page require a plan that includes push notifications.

Do you want to test your push notification API integration but don't want to bother your app users with accidental test notifications? Then you're in the right place. Here's how it works:

  1. Download our push notification test app APK file
  2. Install the APK file on your Android device
  3. Open the app and, optionally, get your notification token (if you want to send notifications to only your device)
  4. If you're using Android 13 or later, make sure push notifications are enabled for the app (the default prompt only comes up on the 3rd launch)
  5. Copy the API key for the test app: M3KsAH4pOD14Cs5NS84p2LuXwurMSvUOUz6fCJl-VmQ
  6. Use the API key in your API requests, such as:
  7. Don't forget to switch to your actual app's API key when you're done testing and are ready to send production notifications.
Keep in mind that this test app is shared across all developers that want to test their push notification setup. You might receive or send notifications to other people using the test app, so be mindful of the amount and content of your notifications.

Push Notifications Overview