OpenSports has just launched our group announcements section so that you can have even more touch points with your group members! Whether you want to send weekly newsletters, tell all of your group members about an upcoming tournament or league and include links to join, or send a discount code to everyone, announcements have you covered!
Simple text announcements that a group admin can blast to everybody in their group.
There is a tab on your Group’s page, for sending out group announcements. This will only be visible to group admins (see below)👇
You can go back and edit your announcement at any time, and you can pin and un-pin announcements at any time.
Admins and Players can view pinned announcements on your Group’s Home page👇
On the app, under your Group page, you can make an announcement by tapping on the ellipsis (…) at the top right corner.
On the app, pinned announcements appear on the Group’s home page, right above the group’s list of events.
On the app, players will be notified the same way they receive OpenSports event invites and event notifications:
The announcement will also be pinned to your group’s home page, if you selected to pin it when you created the announcement.
Below is what an announcement preview looks like in the “Notification” section of the app/web.
If players have web-accounts only (and have a connected email address), they will receive an email when you send out a group announcement.
Here’s what the new email looks like in the players’ inbox:
Here’s the email content. Your group member will receive an email with the full text of the announcement, and a button that allows them to easily go to your group on the web:
Group members who prefer using OpenSports on the web can also see announcements on their web profile, by clicking on the notifications bell:
Clicking on the notification bell will open the notification pane, seen in the screen shot below:
For the first version of group announcements, the functionality will have basic text only. This will become more customizable over time (i.e., gif’s, memes, template tags to make messages more personalized, ability to send announcements to specific group members only, etc.) Read below to learn about some upcoming add-ons!
Right now, announcements go to everybody who is a member of your group. For private groups, this means only members can see announcements. For public groups, this means that anybody who finds your group can see your announcements.
i.e., just to players who play at a specific level, or just to a certain gender, or just to players with a soccer sport card?
Not on the first release. We will update you when this is available.
Yay to new features! We’d love to hear back from you about Group Announcements so that we can continue to make it amazing for you and your group. Email us with tips and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org :-)