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/Any benefit of using Pinpoint vs. SNS vice versa for transactional Push Notifications?/

Any benefit of using Pinpoint vs. SNS vice versa for transactional Push Notifications?


If not using any of the campaign/journey features of Pinpoint and solely using the transactional push notification feature, is there any benefit of still using Pinpoint over SNS? How about SNS over Pinpoint?

I see explicit support for deep linking in Pinpoint but not in SNS docs so maybe that's one of the pros for Pinpoint...

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Hello there,

From the note, I understand that you would like to know the use of Pinpoint vs SNS. Please correct me if I misunderstood your query here. Please note that Pinpoint is for promotion emails for marketing so if you do wish to do campaign therefore there will be no need to use Pinpoint[1]. On the other hand, SNS is generally used for sending plain text to subscribers of topics via multiple protocol[2] and you can publish a message once, and deliver it one or more times. So you can choose to direct unique messages to individual Apple, Google or Amazon devices, or broadcast deliveries to many mobile devices with a single publish request. I hope you find the above information useful. If you have any questions or require assistance, please feel free to reach out to me and I will gladly assist you. Have a great day ahead!

References: [1] [2]

answered 22 days ago
  • So is it fair to say that if not using the promotional/marketing aspects of Pinpoint, there is no appreciable benefit to using Pinpoint over SNS?

    Just wanted to use it potentially as an interface for APNs/FCM in this case.

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