Where can I find my Google/Firebase Cloud Messaging API key?

To create a new server API key use the Cloud Messaging tab of the Settings panel of your firebase project:

1. Click on Settings, Cloud Messaging. The section Cloud Messaging API (Legacy) will show as disabled


2. Click the vertical ellipsis and click Manage API in Google Cloud Console


3. This will open the Google Cloud Console. Click on the enable button


4. Back in the project settings the Cloud Messaging API (Legacy) will now be enabled and have a server key. Copy the new server API key from the Firebase settings panel to your clipboard


5. Add the API key to your Ably Notification app dashboard

Visit your Ably Notification app dashboard.

Then paste in the newly generated server API key into the text box beneath "Setting up Google/Firebase Cloud Messaging" and click "Save GCM/FCM settings".  Once saved, the page should look something like:

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