Post an Announcement

by Katie Scruggs

Announcements are admin-only posts in a Bonfyre community chat feed that send a push notification to all users. Follow the steps below to post an announcement.


iOSAndroid Desktop
  1. In your community, click 'Menu' in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click the 'Announcement' button.
  3. Click 'Add New' at the top-right corner.
  4. Type a title for your announcement. (30 character maximum)
  5. Type the message.
  6. Add an optional photo or video. (See bottom of post for Photo & Video Best Practices)
  7. Click 'Add Announcement' in the upper right-hand corner to deploy.

Pro Tip

You can edit the text (not an image or video) of an announcement within 5 minutes of posting it.

Photo & Video Posting Guide

Adjust Photos

On iOS and Android, tap 'Adjust' to make sure your photo previews in the chat feed the way you want it to. Recommended image size = 500px by 300px 

Video Best Practices
  • If recording a video from your phone, hold the phone vertically.
  • The Bonfyre chat feed will display the first frame of a video until a user clicks the video to play it. If you start a video with a transition, the first frame can appear black or white in the chat feed. 
Mobile Video Requirements
  • Videos need to be 15 seconds or less (you can crop the video directly in Bonfyre). When uploading a video from a mobile phone, the video will be cropped to a square.
Web Video Requirements
  • Video size must be under 20mb
  • Video can be any length
  • MP4 format only


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