Note: this is a Champion feature. If you are not a member of a Champion, this will not be a feature available to you. Find out more about non-Champion features here!
- Ensure the Champion is easily identifiable
A Champion Message owner is identified as a Champion representative. A badge with the Champion icon is displayed on the Message owner's profile image in the Member List.
- Better-define the mode of Champion
Perspective Switching has a deeper meaning. From "Grow" mode (user perspective), you'll access the Messages relevant to your growth. From "Champion" mode (Champion perspective), you'll post in Messages to the people you're coaching or mentoring.
What is the current state of Messages?
Currently, there are two types of Messages: Spaces and Direct Messages. Any user can create a Space or Direct Message and they will own any Messages they create.
When a Champion member creates an Advanced Invitation, they can configure it to add invitees to a specified Space and set themselves or any other Champion member as the owner of that Space.
What changes are coming to Messages?
We are expanding who can own Messages! Now, in addition to user-owned Messages, Champions will be able to own Messages and make posts through the Champion perspective. Champions can create and send Messages through Console and Advanced Invitations.
Can I transfer a user-owned Space into a Champion-owned Space?
Yes, but you don't have the ability to transfer your own Spaces. You must request that it be transferred. You can request it through this form. (You can also find it listed in the Request Forms post.)
Note: this form will only be temporarily available from September 15 to October 13. After that timeframe, Champions will need to recreate and invite users to Champion Messages; the transfer from user-owned to Champion-owned Spaces will not be supported.
How does this change impact Advanced Invitations?
Moving forward, Advanced Invitations will only support the creation of Champion-owned Messages. However, we will continue to support the ability to add user-owned Messages under a feature flag.
What is a feature flag, and how long will this one be active?
A feature flag is a backend setting that allows particular features to be enabled for specified users. Feature flags are usually used when a new feature is being tested, or an old feature is transitioning out of use.
In this case, the user-owned Messages feature flag will be enabled for all users for one month after Champion-owned Messages are released to provide an opportunity to add user-owned Messages to Advanced Invitations.