Linked app messages (push notifications) are instant messages sent to users phones that contain a direct link to a particular page on the app. Linked messages are the best way to ensure parents and carers see important information that you have published on your app. When users receive the message they are presented with an option to view.
How do I send a linked message from the portal?
There are two ways to send a linked message:
- Go to App Messaging, enter your text as usual. Now select an option from the Message target drop down list
Select the calendar event or news item you'd like parents to view when they receive the message. Then just click SEND as usual.
- From a particular news item or calendar event. Once you have the event or item open in the portal, scroll to the bottom of the page. You'll see the button SEND A LINKED MESSAGE ABOUT THE NEWS ITEM/EVENT
Clicking this button will automatically assign the news item or event being viewed in the portal and take you to the App messaging page.