Our Social Feed page is the heart of your Yapp app. Consider it your own private Facebook or Instagram feed, where you and your app users can network, communicate, and interact. As the app admin, you have full control to configure this page to meet your exact needs.
Social Feed in the Editor
To add the Social Feed to your app, simply go to "Add Page" in the Editor and choose the "Social Feed" page type icon.
Please note that, currently, you can only post and moderate a Social Feed page from your mobile device, and not from the Editor.
Receiving Push Notifications
By default, users will receive notifications for every social feed page within your app. This means they will receive a notification when:
- A new post is added to the feed
- Someone likes or comments on a post they created
As an admin, you can choose which pages should notify by default when a user installs your Yapp. Afterward, a user has full control of the notifications they receive. They can:
- Turn off notification for specific social feed pages
- Turn off receiving notifications about likes on their posts, but not comments
- Subscribe/Unsubscribe to notifications on any post
For more detailed information, please see our Push Notifications Article.
Social Feed Page Configuration Options
Once posts are shared to your feed, you can then log in to the Editor to choose whether you would like to display your photos and posts using our List layout or our photo-centric Grid layout.
Configuring Your Social Feed Page
Please note that these are not your only options, the settings below are some of the most commonly used.
Standard Community page: Your app users will be able to post updates that everyone can see. Each post can be liked or commented on by anyone. Attendees will receive push notifications for new posts or interactions with their posts.
Photo-centric “Crowd Pics” page: You can enable Grid view to give your feed an Instagram look and feel for shared photos. Pro Tip: For a strictly photo sharing page, such as a live photo wall, we suggest turning comments off
Announcements page: With the right settings, you can create a feed that only admins can post to. This is incredibly useful for notifying attendees about important, up-to-the-minute information. To enabled admin-only posting, select the “Admins Only” option under “Who Can Post?” in your Social Feed Page Settings. You can also select what users can do including liking and commenting, or switch to a List or Grid view.
Posts-Only page: There may be times when allowing comments or likes just doesn’t make sense for you. You can choose to disable liking, commenting or both on any social feed page. To disable those actions for your app users, simply uncheck the Like and/or Comment box.
You don’t have to choose just one set of options. Like all our pages, you can add multiple Social Feed pages to your apps, and configure each one separately. Use them for different topics, different styles of pages, or both!
User Privacy and the Social Feed Page
To post, like, or comment, a user will need to identify themselves. In order to do so, app users will be asked to sign up and authenticate with their email, Facebook, or 1Password credentials the first time that they try to post.
New Post Permissions
Admins Only: We have many users who use the social feed page for announcements. To make sure everyone can find what’s important, it may be useful to only allow app admins to post to a particular page. Turn this setting to “Admin Only”, then publish, and you are good to go!
Everyone: All users of your app will have the ability to post.
As an app admin, you have the ability to delete any post or comment within your app.
We also support social feed moderation capabilities in our Team plan, enabling you to approve or deny all posts or comments before they are seen by everyone else. More details are available in our Social Feed Moderation article.
Social Feed on the Dashboard
Social feed posts can be exported as part of our Content Export feature. To view the performance of your posts, including views, likes, and comments per post, see your app analytics. Note: app analytics are only available with our Core, Team, and Volume plans.