In addition to Raft and Channel chat, you can also send individual and group messages to any member of your community. You can find your personal messaging inbox by selecting the Message (💬) icon in the header at the top of the page on the mobile and web versions of Raftr.
Create a New Message
There are several ways to create a new message.
- Navigate to the bottom of one of your feeds (Home page, Raft pages, or Channel pages), then click the Message button.
- Select the personal chat icon on the navigation header. Choose a message recipient from your existing list (if available) or select the Add New (+) button to choose a new recipient.
- Web only: Select the +Create button at the top right of the screen.
Once you have selected your recipient, type out your message and click Send. And yes, you can send images, GIFs, videos, and files directly!
Create a Group Message
If you choose more than one person, you can send a group chat to multiple people at once. As the creator of the group chat, you can give it a name and image to easily find it. You can also create a private Event by creating the Event within a group chat of invitees.
Some Community Admins also have permission to Broadcast a message, which allows you to send the same message individually to multiple community members (not as a group message).
Personal messaging is not community-dependent, which means you can see all of your messages from any community in the same inbox. You can also create a group chat with people from multiple communities.