new features and product updates January 14 2020

Raftr Support: January 14 Product Update

Raftr publishes app and web updates every two weeks, adding new features, improving existing functions, and providing housekeeping and bug fixes as they arise. Here’s the latest summary of updates from this week’s new platform updates:

New Features on Android:

  • Added a repost feature to share posts (of all types) on Raftr
  • Enabled ProUsers to send Announcements via existing posts (of all types)
  • Updated share buttons to have options for sharing on Raftr or to other apps
  • Introduced recurring options for Event posts
  • Some fixes such as “like” message notifications navigating properly and some tweaks for private messaging group info to be viewed and edited properly

New Features on iOS:

  • Added a repost feature to share posts (of all types) on Raftr
  • Enabled ProUsers to send Announcements via existing posts (of all types)
  • Updated share buttons to have options for sharing on Raftr or to other apps
  • Some fixes like properly being able to edit List posts created on raftr.com and tallies correctly updating on comments screen for posts

New Features on Web:

  • Added a repost feature to share posts (of all types) on Raftr
  • Enabled ProUsers to send Announcements via existing posts (of all types)
  • Updated share buttons to have options for sharing on Raftr or via other methods
  • Introduced recurring options for Event posts
  • Some fixes like proper navigation from shared links to Raftr content and preventing un-usable location edits on Event posts

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Raftr Support: January 1 Product Updates

Raftr publishes app and web updates every two weeks, adding new features, improving existing functions, and providing housekeeping and bug fixes as they arise. Here’s the latest summary of updates from this week’s new platform updates:

Android:

  • Enabled editing or deleting your own comments on posts
  • Hid community names from profiles, unless you’re looking at someone from another community
  • Some fixes like making Explore UI more consistent and ensuring accurate date separators in messaging

iOS:

  • Updated notifications to make it more clear which ones have already been opened
  • Updated the navigation bar at the bottom of the app
  • Some fixes like making Explore UI more consistent and wrapping up optimization for iOS 13

Web:

  • Added cropping feature when uploading images in content and in profile photo
  • “Send as Message” option for Events moved to the Share button
  • Some fixes like making Explore UI more consistent and ensuring list posts can be used for announcements

Raftr Support: December 11 Product Updates

Raftr publishes app and web updates every two weeks, adding new features, improving existing functions, and providing housekeeping and bug fixes as they arise. Here’s the latest summary of updates from this week’s new platform updates:

Android:

  • Introduced List Posts – to facilitate creating posts with lists of info
  • Some fixes like updating events in more views and enabling open profiles from events’ interested lists

iOS:

  • Introduced List Posts – to facilitate creating posts with lists of info
  • Hid community names from profiles, unless you’re looking at someone from another community
  • Some fixes like recovering tallies for pending channel suggestions/ requests on settings screen for admin and three-dot menus on posts on feeds in full view

Web:

  • Introduced List Posts – to facilitate creating posts with lists of info
  • Added a “Private Events” option to Events feed to view only your private events
  • Updated designs for events throughout the app
  • Hid community names from profiles, unless you’re looking at someone from another community

Raftr Support: November 6 Product Updates

Raftr publishes app and web updates every two weeks, adding new features, improving existing functions, and providing housekeeping and bug fixes as they arise. Here’s the latest summary of updates from this week’s new platform updates:

Android:

  • Added the ability to create DM groups (ie: group chat not on a raft)
  • Continued fixes to improve stability and speed, as well as some other small fixes like gifs loading properly on posts

iOS:

  • Added the ability to create DM groups (ie: group chat not on a raft)
  • Continued fixes to improve stability and speed, as well as some small design fixes like formatting names properly in comments

Web:

  • Added the ability to create DM groups (ie: group chat not on a raft)
  • Introduced an option to see less channels on the Messages feed, after choosing to see more
  • Continued fixes to improve stability and speed, as well as some small fixes like people on the mobile version being able to log out

Raftr Support: October 23 Product Updates

Raftr publishes app and web updates every two weeks, adding new features, improving existing functions, and providing housekeeping and bug fixes as they arise. Here’s the latest summary of updates from this week’s new platform updates:

Android:

  • Messaging push notifications now have more options like replying directly on notifications
  • Updated design on profiles – and now different view for your own and other people’s profiles
  • Added date separators in messaging threads
  • Some fixes to improve consistency in messaging features and stability and speed throughout the app

iOS:

  • Messaging push notifications now have more options like replying directly on notifications
  • Updated design on profiles – and now different view for your own and other people’s profiles
  • Added date separators in messaging threads
  • Some improvements to increase stability and speed throughout the app, and to encrypt chat messages

Web:

  • Profiles for people you have a DM convo with now have DM management like a media archive, recent messages, and muting
  • Updated design for DM requests
  • Introduced ability to block other people
  • Some improvements to increase stability and speed throughout the app

Raftr Support: October 10 Product Updates

Raftr publishes app and web updates every two weeks, adding new features, improving existing functions, and providing housekeeping and bug fixes as they arise. Here’s the latest summary of updates from this week’s new platform updates:

Android:

  • Added Notifications settings – available at the top of the Notifications list
  • Added an alert badge to chat channels’ settings icon for admin to know when there are pending join requests and/or member suggestion
  • Updated the navigation bar buttons at the bottom of the screen and added to more locations in the app

iOS:

  • Reintroduced Notifications settings – available at the top of the Notifications list
  • Updated designs for messaging and DM threads
  • Lots of fixes like no longer seeing chat messages with the wrong names (no more “bubbletop!”) and improving playback feature for videos

Web:

  • Updated profiles – with more distinction for your own profile vs. other people’s profiles
  • Added date separators and “edited” indicators for messaging threads
  • Updated notifications to make it more clear which ones have already been opened
  • Some fixes like removing link previews when links are removed

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Raftr Support: August 28 Product Updates

Raftr publishes app and web updates every two weeks, adding new features, improving existing functions, and providing housekeeping and bug fixes as they arise. Here’s the latest summary of updates from this week’s new platform updates:


Android:

  • Added an Announcements feature for ProUsers, found via the + button at the bottom of the screen
  • Added a Post-As feature for ProUsers, to be able to create posts as other, connected ProUser accounts
  • Added an archive feature for chat channels, where you can quickly see all media or polls shared on a given channel
  • Added a bookmarking feature for chat channels, so you can bookmark messages on any channel and see them together in your bookmarks list for
  • Added more options for each channel in the list on rafts – you can swipe to discover the available options there
  • Some fixes like how calendar updates with filter updates on the Events feed and to increase stability

iOS:

  • Added an Announcements feature for ProUsers, found via the + button at the bottom of the screen
  • Added a Post-As feature for ProUsers, to be able to create posts as other, connected ProUser accounts
  • Added an archive for polls on chat channels
  • Some fixes like being able to include links in poll questions (as long as they fit within the character limit

Web:

  • Added an Announcements feature for ProUsers, found via the Create New section at the top of the left sidebar on feeds, Explore, and profile
  • Added a Post-As feature for ProUsers, to be able to create posts as other, connected ProUser accounts
  • Enabled opening media from chat messages into a full view
  • Some fixes to flow for creating and editing chat messages and to shorten links in poll questions

Raftr Support: August 13 Product Updates

Raftr publishes app and web updates every two weeks, adding new features, improving existing functions, and providing housekeeping and bug fixes as they arise. Here’s the latest summary of updates from this week’s new platform updates:


Android:

  • Added polls in group messaging
  • Added a customizable mute feature for chat channels
  • Added member management for chat channels – including members of private channels being able to suggest channel members for admin to invite
  • Updated the Create button at the bottom of the screen to have more options
  • Some fixes like the app automatically refreshing content when you interact with it in more places

iOS:

  • Added polls in group messaging
  • Added a media archive feature for chat channels, where you can quickly see all media shared on a given channel
  • Added a bookmarking feature for chat channels, so you can bookmark messages on any channel and see them together in the channel’s bookmarks list
  • Some fixes like the app automatically refreshing content when you interact with it in more places, removing the extra space on some chat messages, and reintroducing the unread count on the Messages button of the navigation bar

Web:

  • Added polls in group messaging
  • Some fixes including adding a popup to make it clear when you are blocked from interacting with content due to not being a member of the raft the content is on

Raftr Support: July 30 Product Updates

Raftr publishes app and web updates every two weeks, adding new features, improving existing functions, and providing housekeeping and bug fixes as they arise. Here’s the latest summary of updates from this week’s new platform updates:


Android:

  • Added a Poll option for posts
  • Added channel member list to channels’ info pages
  • Added channel member management for admin on channel info page
  • Some fixes for the filters on Events and Posts feeds and to the time selector when creating events or polls

iOS:

  • Added a Poll option for posts
  • Enabled members of private channels to suggest channel members for admin to invite
  • Some fixes for accessibility settings and navigation with calendar on Events feeds

Web:

  • Added a Poll option for posts
  • Added a media archive feature for chat channels, where you can quickly see all media shared on a given channel
  • Added a bookmarking feature for chat channels, so you can bookmark messages on any channel and see them together in the channel’s bookmarks list
  • Enabled members of private channels to suggest channel members for admin to invite
  • Some fixes for raft management settings 
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