New Pusher Channels cluster in Brazil


Our new cluster – sa1, based in São Paulo – allows you to achieve lower latencies for realtime app users in the Latin America region.


Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve launched a new Pusher cluster in Brazil!

The new cluster (sa1, based in São Paulo) allows you to achieve lower latencies for realtime app users in the Latin America region.

Building with sa1 also makes it much easier to comply with newer local regulations concerning the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (LGPD) – the Brazilian General Data Protection Law which came into force in 2020.

Building realtime with Pusher’s São Paulo cluster

To get started, you’ll need to select the São Paulo (sa1) cluster when you create a new app with Pusher Channels:

In your Channels clients, specify sa1 for APP_CLUSTER to use this cluster. Here’s an example in pusher-js:

var pusher = new Pusher(YOUR_APP_KEY, { cluster: “sa1” });

You can find client-side examples as well as backend examples on the Cluster Configuration documentation page. All of the official Channels libraries support specifying a cluster.

If you have an existing Channels app, you won’t be able to change its cluster. If you want to change the cluster for an app in production, you’ll need to migrate it to a new app to ensure that your users don’t experience service disruption. Get in touch with our team if you need support with migrating a new app.

Growing for Latin America

We’ve been really excited to see our community in the LatAm region growing at an extraordinary pace this year. We’re always building with you in mind and we’re excited to see what you build on the sa1 cluster!

To celebrate, we’ve printed a limited run of Tempo Real Pusher t-shirts. We’ll be offering one to the first 100 developers who build an active app on the São Paulo cluster.

If you’re building realtime with Pusher, we’d love to hear from you. Send us an email or tweet us @pusher to let us know about your projects and you could be featured on our Developer Spotlight.

Keep your eyes open for more exciting announcements in 2022…and in the meantime, where are you building? Where do you want to see our next new cluster? For larger customers, we are able to deploy dedicated clusters to any region, you can contact our team to learn more.