Foreground notifications not working for android with expo-firebase-notifications

Hi there, thanks in advance for any help!

I have an ejected expo app, and I’m trying to set up FCM using expo-firebase-notifications.

I have followed the guides for setting up the following modules

Everything is working perfectly for iOS. However, with Android I am only able to read the payload for notifications on a cold start, (using firebase.notifications().getInitialNotification(). I have hooked up onNotificationOpened and onNotification, neither of which receive notifications. I have also set up listeners for onNotificationDisplayed and onMessage just incase.

      .then(notificationOpen => {
        console.log('getInitialNotification: ', notificationOpen);
        // --> only this one works
      .catch(() => {});

    firebase.notifications().onNotificationOpened(notification => {
      console.log('onNotificationOpened: ', notification);

    firebase.notifications().onNotificationDisplayed(notification => {
      console.log('onNotificationDisplayed: ', notification);

    firebase.notifications().onNotification(notification => {
      console.log('onNotification: ', notification);

    firebase.messaging().onMessage(message => {
      console.log('messaging:message: ', message);
      // Process your message as required

I’ve been combing through the Java source and the only onMessageReceived handler I can find is in - when I set a breakpoint here the notification is being caught, but this isn’t making it to the Javascript handler.

I think I must be missing some bit of config - perhaps in AndroidManifest.xml but I’ve been through the docs and I can’t see what I’m missing.

I have tried the following:

Adding the following in addition to the FCM and GCM config that comes from the ejected app. I have also tried removing the FCM and GCM config, and just adding the following.
I have also tried without FCM, GCM, or the following. All of which will work from cold start, but the listener does nothing.

<service android:name="expo.modules.firebase.messaging.EXFirebaseMessagingService">
        <action android:name="" />
    <!--Inlcude this for Background Messages-->
    <service android:name="expo.modules.firebase.messaging.FirebaseBackgroundMessagingService" />

I have also tried adding the section required for scheduled notifications incase this has any impact - it doesn’t…

<!-- Scheduled Notifications -->
    <receiver android:name="expo.modules.firebase.notifications.FirebaseNotificationReceiver"/>
    <receiver android:enabled="true" android:exported="true"  android:name="expo.modules.firebase.notifications.FirebaseNotificationsRebootReceiver">
        <action android:name="android.intent.action.BOOT_COMPLETED"/>
        <action android:name="android.intent.action.QUICKBOOT_POWERON"/>
        <action android:name=""/>
        <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />

Any pointers would be gratefully received - I’ve been going around in circles with this for a couple of days now!



Its broken. Won’t work till EXPO 32. The headless tasks don’t work with ejected expo apps.

For my work around when I send the notification from the server I also send a emit. This way I can handle what ever the notification was supposed to do.

In reality they should have a big ASS warning sign saying it wont work in ejected app

Ah, righty. Thanks for very much for that - will save me spending any more time digging!

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