How to Send Push Notifications

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Overview

ProUsers have the option to send on-demand push notifications via the ‘Announcements’ feature within Raftr. Accounts are limited to two notifications per day, but announcements can also be scheduled in advance.

Notifications can be sent from content that already exists, or can be sent with brand new content that’s published at the time of the notification.

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Step-by-Step Directions: New Content

  1. From the ‘Create New’ menu, select “Announcement”
    1. Note: If you do not see this option, you do not have Pro access level on your account. If you believe this is an error, please contact your Account Manager
  2. In the first box under ‘Announcement,’ create the content you wish to appear in the notification itself. This is the text that will pop up on users’ devices. The message is limited to 60 characters and can support emoji.
  3. In the ‘Send to” fields, create content as you normally would. The box will default for a standard post, but at the bottom of the box, you can select Event, Poll, or List to create a different content type.
  4. Under ‘Customize,’ select the date and time you wish your notification to automatically be sent. The system will default to ‘Now’ if you wish to send the notification immediately.
  5. Finally, select your desired audience by choosing a raft under ‘Announce in’. Notifications can be targeted by rafts. To send to all users, choose the ‘What’s Happening’ or the raft that matches your university / organization name.
  6. Click ‘Share’

Step-by-Step Directions: Existing Content

  1. Navigate to the post, guide, or event you wish to share via a notification.
  2. Click on Share, then select ‘Share As Announcement’
    1. Note: If you do not see this option, you do not have Pro access level on your account. If you believe this is an error, please contact your Account Manager
  3. In the first box under ‘Announcement,’ create the content you wish to appear in the notification itself. This is the text that will pop up on users’ devices. The message is limited to 60 characters and can support emoji.
  4. In the ‘Send to” fields, create content as you normally would. The box will default for a standard post, but at the bottom of the box, you can select Event, Poll, or List to create a different content type.
  5. Under ‘Customize,’ select the date and time you wish your notification to automatically be sent. The system will default to ‘Now’ if you wish to send the notification immediately.
  6. Finally, select your desired audience by choosing a raft under ‘Announce in’. Notifications can be targeted by rafts. To send to all users, choose the ‘What’s Happening’ or the raft that matches your university / organization name.
  7. Click ‘Share’
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