In-App Updates are powerful tools to help you keep your investor base informed of key updates regularly. The primary four update posting tools in Clockwork Universe are Announcements, Documents, Notes, and Emails.
Announcements: What Are They and Why Use Them
Announcements are in-app text and media posting tools within Clockwork Universe available to all Users. You can use announcements to share quick, informal updates on the latest happenings with the business.
How to Add an Announcement
Founder Users: on your company profile page or on the Updates tab.
Investor Users: any company profile page or portfolio page.
Fund Manager Users: fund profile page, portfolio page or on the Updates tab.
Click the Celeste (+) button in the bottom right-hand corner. Navigate to the Announcements tool and click on it.
The Announcement creation window looks as follows:
*The Announcement creation window looks nearly identical to that of the Note creation window. The core difference here is in the purpose of why you would use a Note versus an Announcement, in adherence to the namesake of the chosen tool itself.
Select Publishing Timing
Include a title for your Announcement, and then select the publish date. When you're finished adding all of your content and media for the Announcement, click the Publish button in the top right-hand corner to publish the Announcement.
Add the written content in the Description Section, as shown below. This will be the basis of your Announcement, and here you can highlight and transform the text.
Add media attachments to your Announcement in the Files section. Unlike Documents, Announcements allow for the attachment of multiple files. To remove media, click the "X" in the upper righthand corner of the media asset, as shown below.
Set Post Sharing Permissions
In the top right corner of the editor window, you can adjust the sharing permissions of the Announcement post by clicking on the Share Settings button. You can change the access level of your group, as well as the Clockwork Universe Community or add new Lists, Groups or Users to share the note with them. For a thorough overview of how sharing and permissions work, refer to our Permissions & Sharing guide.
Tag Your Post for Easier Filtering
You can add a tag to your post, such as "Phone Call" or "Portfolio Review," to easily filter the Announcements and other posts on your profile once published. Type your tag name into the entry field provided and click the plus "+" button. You may add multiple tags and remove them as you wish.
If you leave an update before clicking "publish" (or accidentally click away), a draft will be automatically saved as long as the "Draft Saved!" banner shows up on the update settings bar.
You will be able to find and access your draft update on the Updates tab. Draft updates will be tagged accordingly and will only be visible to the creator of the draft.
By clicking on the draft update, you can access the update builder to continue working on it. If you wish to delete the draft update, simply click on the red trash icon next to the Share Settings button.
View Your Posted Announcement
A preview of your Announcement will appear as follows on your profile page.
Clicking the post will take you into a view of the complete Announcement, as shown below.
Here you can view the body text and media, any tags included on the announcement and some options at the top: Analytics and a log of changes. You can expand the Share Settings menu to visualize the details of who has access to the update.
You can also add more people, groups or lists to the update up to 48 hours after you publish it by adding them on the Share Settings window.
Edit Your Posted Announcement
To edit the Announcement, click on the Edit Update button in the upper-righthand corner to enter editing mode, as shown below:
While in editing mode, you will be able to edit content such as the title, body text, and post media. Some key restrictions apply to when you can edit this content. You have 48 hours from the posting time to make a change to your post if you've shared it with any external parties. After this grace period, the post's content is locked. We lock the content to preserve trust between parties and ensure that the updates or media within Clockwork Universe aren't later manipulated. This restriction only applies to Founders and Fund Managers.
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