Raftr is designed to be a highly customizable experience that reflects your specific interests and involvement within your campus or organization. There are several tools available to customize the Raftr experience for community members
Guide to Raft Membership
The Rafts you join will directly determine the content displayed for you in Raftr. For instance, by joining a private Raft, you will see Events, Posts, and messages specific to that group in your personalized Home page, while someone who has not joined the Raft will not see that content. Joining Rafts also gives you access to see and join Channel subgroups from your Chat tab on the Home Page.
Upon joining a community, you will see a list of Rafts available to join. You may also be invited to certain Rafts by friends or Community Admins. If you're still looking for additional groups to join, you can search for Rafts based on your interests, explore Rafts that have been highlighted on the Campus page, or create your own.
Filter Your Feeds
Your main feeds in Raftr come with filters you can use to further customize what you see on the platform. Topic filters appear on the Home page, Events feed, and individual Raft feeds, all of which allow you to filter your view to only show content tagged with specific Topics. Topics are customizable for each college, university, or organization, so they may vary by community and provide a quick, simple way for a more narrow view of what’s happening at your institution. You can also filter Events by date, location, and whether they're trending in your community.
Access Your a Private Calendar
You can create a private calendar simply by tapping or clicking the Interested button on Events you want to attend. This will add the Event to your Schedule on your profile and let you filter your Events feeds more specifically.
Bookmark Posts and Messages
You can easily reference important Posts and chat messages by using the Bookmark function. To bookmark something, simply select the More menu button (…) and tap or click Bookmark. A small bookmark icon will appear on the Post or message, indicating it has been bookmarked. To view bookmarked content, use the Bookmarked filter on any Posts or chat feed. A bookmark can be removed at any time via the "more menu" (…).
Notifications and Muting
You can mute any Raft, Channel, or DM by selecting the Info ( i ) button and going to you Notification Preferences. For Rafts, you will have the ability to mute messages, Posts, or both. Muting will reduce the number of notifications you receive, but content from those groups will still appear on your Home page and in your feeds. Learn more about managing your notifications here.
If there's someone that you want to hide from your feeds entirely, you can block them by going to the More menu (...) on their profile. Don't worry, we don't share with this user that they've been blocked. Once you block someone, the Posts that they create will no longer show up in your feeds or on your Home page. Keep in mind that if you block someone, their messages will still appear in Channels you are a member of. Learn about additional safety features within Raftr here.