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New Feature: Messaging System

  • January 29th, 2013

We’ve had a new messaging system waiting in the wings and undergoing testing for a few weeks now, and I’m happy to say that today it’s live for all users in both our Marketplace and Pro products.

The messaging system allows advertisers and publishers to mutually agree to a connection (just like LinkedIn), and from then on, they can freely communicate within the BSA application. We have the “connect” buttons live for advertisers on all of their ad detail views throughout the app, and we’ll be adding the same for publishers in the next couple weeks. It’s important to us that advertiser and publisher privacy is respected (and, let’s be honest, we want to avoid a bunch of spam), and this is why both parties are required to explicitly agree to the connection before any communication can occur.

It’s quick and easy to get going with this new feature. Here are some screenshots of it in action:

The “connect” button on ad detail views for advertisers:
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Confirming the connection request before sending
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The “messages/inbox” section of the app
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For Pro users, messages flow right into your inbox there as well:
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