Administrators, hosts and moderators can customise the automated welcome message, sent when someone joins the group.
On the groups screen, click on the name of the group where you want to customise your message and scroll down to the page to 'Welcome DM from host to new joiners' section.
Click edit to change your message. There is no character limit and you can include links in the message (shown in full rather than hyperlinked). Click save when you're done.
You can turn the DM on and off by toggling the switch.
Hosts and moderators
- Go to the group home screen
- Tap the three dot menu, top right.
- Tap 'Edit group' and scroll down to find 'Welcome DM to new joiners'
- Make your changes directly in the box and click save at the bottom of the screen when you're happy with your changes.
Example automated welcome
Welcome to [title of group] and thanks for joining!
We hope you enjoy participating in our discussions around [insert details of topic/interest area].
I'm [insert name], the group host. Please feel free to ask me any questions.
If you've not done so already, do fill in your profile and please introduce yourself on the Welcome thread. This will help flag your interests and background to the community and begin making connections.
Here's a useful video if this is the first Guild community/group that you've joined: https://youtu.be/yAcKMz7-SKM
It would be lovely to get to know you find out more about why you've joined us. Please introduce yourself: [insert link to introductions/welcome thread]
Feel free to start a new discussion; this could be about a topic you would like suggestions on, some industry news, or anything else community related:
I regularly post [type of content] discussions which are a fun way to get involved, the latest one is here: [link to conversation]
And take a look at other some of the other excellent groups and communities on Guild that you can join: https://guild.co/groups/
I look forward to getting to know you,