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Raftr Support: September 7 Update

Raftr Support: September 7 Update

All platforms:

  • Enabled the Faculty Persona
  • Introduced Secret Channels (ie: invite-only membership and hidden from non-members)
  • Some improvements:
    • Updated Search results to include Joinable Channels (ie: non-member Public or Private Channels from your member Rafts)
    • Updated sort order for Rafts’ Channels pages: member Channels at the top of the list, sorted by recency of activity; followed by Joinable Channels, sorted alphabetically
    • Updated the Home All page to include Rafts and Channels that do not yet have activity
    • Updated the activity preview text for Rafts on the Home All page
    • Continued metrics updates
    • Updated text in Cross-Posting section of Content Management settings for Premium Rafts to clarify that is for all Post types (not just Events)

Android:

  • Updated UI for Channels to:
    • Have an updated header and Info, Members, and Settings pages; as part of this Channel Member lists are now exclusively accessed via the member icon in the header
    • Include segments/pages for Chat, Events, and Polls (the latter two depend on the Channel having at least one Event or Poll to show)
    • Include contextual create prompts for each feed
  • Some fixes and improvements:
    • Prevented some crashes
    • Updated app-level Events and News feeds to show content from all (member and non-member) Rafts

iOS:

  • Updated UI for Channels to:
    • Have an updated header and Info, Members, and Settings pages; as part of this Channel Member lists are now exclusively accessed via the member icon in the header
    • Include segments/pages for Chat, Events, and Polls (the latter two depend on the Channel having at least one Event or Poll to show)
    • Include contextual create prompts for each feed
  • Introduced views counts on Posts
  • Some fixes and improvements:
    • Disabled Contact Tracing notifications, to only be re-enabled in Production once we have a community with this feature in their contract
    • Content is no longer duplicated on the Campus page
    • A variety of small UI tweaks to get to spec on the Campus page
    • Updated app-level Events and News feeds to show content from all (member and non-member) Rafts
    • Introduced a new informational alert the first time someone marks Interested on an Event

Web:

  • Introduced option to duplicate remaining Post types – Checklists, Directories, Guides, Maps, Polls, and Virtual Tours – on Premium Rafts
    • This does include duplicating Polls created on Premium Rafts’ Channels
  • Refreshed UI for Raft Home pages, including some updates to the header and Info page
    • As part of this Raft Member lists are now exclusively accessed via the member icon in the header
  • Some fixes and improvements:
    • Final round of cobranding
    • Some navigation improvements for the mobile UX
    • Better support for users with multiple browser tabs or windows open
    • Updated Rafts’ Events pages to be shown when there are no upcoming Events
    • Introduced a new informational alert the first time someone marks Interested on an Event
    • Updated the new contextual create prompts to not block other elements on the screen

Admin Portal:

  • Enabled adding existing users to multiple admin-access communities, to supplement the pre-auth options when adding is better than allowing to join
  • Some fixes and improvements:
    • Removed info button on Topics Manager that temporarily referenced pending emoji updates on FE’s
    • Adding access to the new Support Center
    • Updated permissions to separate Launchpad access from Topics management

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