Introducing channelsMar 8, 2018
Jodel now has channels! In this post we will introduce you to this new feature to make sure you have the best possible start.
Wait, what? Channels…?
Exactly! Imagine there was a place on Jodel for you to discover, build and join specific local communities. A place where you could find and talk to all people around you sharing your passions and interests. A place where musicians can find people nearby to jam with and gourmets could exchange tips about the best restaurants in town. Channels will enable all this and much more!
When you subscribe to a channel, everything that Jodelers around you post in it will automatically appear in your home feed. This will give you the power to decide what you see when you open Jodel. To read only one specific channel, simply tap on its name, either in the home feed or in the channels tab.
To give you a head start we propose some simple first channels we consider important for any local community:
- 🙌JodelersHelpJodelers is the part of your local community that aims to deliver a great local question & answer experience. What was the loud noise 2 minutes ago all about? Why do all people nearby suddenly wear red sneakers? This is a place to help each other and satisfy your curiosity.
- 😻Jodelzoo is the home for all of our petlovers. Here you can get your daily dose of cuteness to get you through a rough day.
- 📅HappeningToday! is the place where fellow Jodelers keep each other updated about cool stuff to do in their city. There’s some awesome show in your neighbourhood? A new shop is opening up? Drop a message and receive some love!
Awesome! But how do I follow / unfollow a channel?
Wherever you see a box next to the channel name you can tap it to either follow or unfollow it. You will find such a box either in your channel overview, in the search results or directly in the channel feed.
To post, reply or vote on a channel post you must also follow it.
Makes sense! Where do I find the channel for my passion?
In the channels tab you have a bunch of tools to explore other channels or search for a specific one.
You can click on “discover more channels” to get a list of all channels available in your area. This is a great place to get inspired and see what is out there.
By tapping on the magnifying glass you can also search for a specific channel. While typing you will see some existing communities that match your search. On the right you will see the button to follow / unfollow it. The counter next to the button shows you how many Jodelers around you are currently following this channel.
If the counter shows a “0” it means that in your city no one follows this particular channel, yet. Be the first one and start building your local community.
Great! Anything else I should know?
There is also the possibility to link to a channel to help others find the right one.
Type “@” + “channelname” (e.g. “@selfies”) to create a clickable link to the channel.
Ok, now you are a master of channels. Spread the knowledge and help other Jodlers. The more use it, the better it gets.
We will continuously improve channels in the future. As always, make sure you add #feedback to all your suggestions so they reach and inspire our team (in 🇬🇧 if possible so everyone in the HQ can understand you 😌).
Have a great time and enjoy the endless possibilities to discover and talk to like-minded people nearby!
Much love and good vibes from the Jodel-HQ
Niklas and the Jodel Team