Chat & Group Messaging

Drive engagement and improve communication with Raftr’s fully featured messaging platform.

Instant Communication, Powerful Messaging

Created and built using direct feedback from students, Raftr’s chat and group messaging offer a full suite features found in top messaging platforms, but all within the security of your authenticated network (and with greater ability to search and find groups to join!).


Get instant feedback through polling users in your channels and groups.

Media Library

Instantly access a library of all media shared to each channel.

Channel Muting

Need a break? Mute channel notifications for an hour, a day, or the weekend, all in one tap.


Keep important messages close at hand with one-tap bookmarking

Highly Customized Recipients

Direct Messaging

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Raft Channels

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Custom Group Chats

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Connect to One, Connect to All

Fully Featured Messaging

Among one of the most popular features among Raftr users is our fully featured messaging platform, which supports direct, custom group, and topic-based channel messaging and chat capabilities.

Unlike most other student engagement platforms, our messaging features weren’t an afterthought. They’re a key component to creating a thriving community of engaged students, and our users report very high satisfaction with the messaging feature set available in Raftr.

  • Channel Muting

    One-tap muting for preset times or a custom timeframe

  • Bookmark Messages

    Easily access important messages with message bookmarks

  • Admin Settings

    Create custom channels with our advanced admin settings

  • Polls

    Create and join in polls in group chats and message channels

  • Media Library

    Access an automatic library of all media shared to each channel

  • Video Support

    Messaging supports rich media, including native & streaming videos

  • Private Events

    Create private events visible only to group members

  • Promote Events

    Promote public events across channels to increase visibility

  • Built-in GIF Library

    Easily search and share animated GIFs with a built in Giphy library

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