Under each raft there’s at least one chat channel for group messaging. Raft leaders can create These channels on public rafts and private rafts with open content can be seen by non-members, though only raft members can interact. Chat messages on private rafts with closed content can only be seen by members.
Chatting live with other members of your raft by selecting the raft’s messages page, or finding its channel on the Messages screen (via the button in the tab bar that’s always at the bottom of the screen). Chat messages can include emoticons, pictures, videos and GIFs, too.
Creating Custom Chat Channels
Only raft leaders can create additional chat channels, and only on university official rafts (see our plans for details). Once a raft has been made official, simply go to the raft, click on the messages section, and tap the “+” sign. From there, give the chat channel a name, assign a photo, enter a description (optional), and decide if you want the raft to be public or private, then tap create.
Accessing Your Messages
- To access from a specific raft: Go to the Explore page, then search for the raft that the channel is part of, select messages, and then select the chat channel you want.
- To access all chat channels you are a member of: Tap Messages on the main bottom menu.
Managing Raft Channels
See video below for raft channel management tips