Product Update: Banner Improvements, Web App Propose Meeting, and more
Mobile App/Branded App 25.0.0
Onsite App 1.1.4
Everyone's favorite Event Layout just got even better! When you upload a new Banner image, you'll see two new fields: Visible To, and Activate Banner.
Visible To lets you select one or more Groups so that only attendees in the selected Group(s) can see the banner. This is an amazing way to keep event content relevant to each attendee type, and it offers new avenues for event sponsorship tiers.
Activate Banner is a simple Yes/No toggle. If you want to upload all your Banners and aren't ready to show everything right away, no problem! Simply set the toggle to 'NO', and the banner will remain hidden until you activate it.
BONUS: If no Banners are visible, the event mimics the Features Only layout, so attendees don't see a boring placeholder image.
In the Manage Banners modal, each Banner you've uploaded now shows Active/Inactive status and Group assignment at a glance. If a Banner is assigned to more than one Group, simply hover your cursor over the 'Multiple Groups' label to see exactly which ones.
For a complete look at uploading and editing Banners, check this out.
Web App Propose Meeting and Mobile App Video button
Networking is one of the most important aspects of the attendee experience, whether the event is in-person, virtual, or hybrid. To make networking even easier, we called a meeting between the Web App and the Mobile App and told them it's time to share. 🤝
Attendees can now propose meetings in the Web App — something only Mobile App users could previously do. The Meet button now appears on a connection’s detail page, in the live stream side panel, and as an option in the connection chat.
Attendees can now tap the Video button on connections' profiles in the Mobile App — previously a Web App only feature. The Video button now appears on a connection’s detail page and as the 'Video Chat' option in the connection chat.
Onsite Badge design improvements
Our Onsite badge design process was already great. Any child can tell you there's always more room for icing on a cake, and we've added three sweet updates. 🎂
First, we've added smart guides to the badge designer, so aligning elements is a snap. Get it? GET IT?!
Anyway, when you drag and drop an element in the Badge Preview, red lines appear when the element is aligned with the edge or center of other elements. This guarantees a crisp, consistent design, every time.
We've also added the badge name to the page breadcrumbs so you don't forget which badge you're editing. 🧠
Last, but not least, we've made it so that changing a badge's size no longer removes design elements. Always double-check that everything is where it's supposed to be after changing the size!
To learn more about designing badges in Socio Onsite, check this out.
Custom Invite Only Denial Message
Attendees sometimes forget which email they used to register for your event, or they simply aren't registered yet. When your event's Privacy Setting is set to Invite Only, and someone not in the users list tries to join, they see a message letting them know the email they entered isn't recognized.
We've now added the ability to customize the Denial Message!
A custom message is a great opportunity to help orient your attendees and direct them to helpful resources.
To learn all about Privacy Settings, check this out.
That's all for today, folks! If you made it this far, you deserve a cookie. 🍪 Hop over to the Socio Platform and take a look at these new changes for yourself. Not a customer yet? We'd love to give you a demo!