Firstup’s February 2023 release unlocks new levels of design customization and streamlined publishing that adds ease and stronger governance control to your platform, helps decentralize your communications across your teams, and more.
Publishing improvements across your new Creator Studio - Design, Deliver, and Review pages
We’re excited to continue our roll-out of Advanced Permissions this month - which will now include a bundled release of our brand new Design, Deliver, and Review pages in your Creator Studio. These updates bring a super streamlined campaign design experience, easier controls and guidelines on how you can best deliver your campaigns, and more details on your campaign reviews prior to sending your communications.
For more detailed information on how these updates improve your publishing experience for all of your publisher roles, please review our webinar content and training videos here.
The new publishing flow (Design, Deliver and Review updates) will be enabled when you upgrade to Advanced Permissions. We will be rolling out Advanced Permissions to our customers on 5 dates: February 9, February 23, March 9, March 23 and April 6. Your CSM will work with you to select the best date for you and your community.
These updates to the publishing workflow also include some parity functionality from Classic Studio to the new Studio such as the ability to create and send test push notifications, as well as the the ability to create separate subject lines for both email and push notifications for the same campaign.
Test push notifications
Separate email and push subject lines
Boost productivity and help employees find important and relevant information with new Shortcuts configure page
Our new Shortcuts configuration page, found in the Configure section of your Creator Studio, allows for admins to easily create their own Shortcuts, experiment with order, visuals, descriptions and more.
Provide high visibility for employees and easy access to the systems, tools and content they need most to be productive. Shortcuts allow you to pin your company’s most important and helpful links, collections of links, and any integrations at the top of each employee’s web and mobile experience homepage. These Shortcuts can be targeted by audiences as well for the ultimate personalized experience.
Increase publishing flexibility with inline images
This highly requested feature is here! New inline images increase publishing flexibility by allowing for images to be inserted inline within a rich text content block.
Inline images create a more intuitive design experience for all levels of publishers, without the need to add an image block underneath each copy of text.
This simplified workflow release also includes an update to auto-formatting when copying and pasting from document editors like Word and Google Docs.
Note: This inline image experience is live for all customers, with or without the newly redesigned Studio experience or Advanced Permissions. Try it out today!
Expanded branding opportunities with custom fonts on web experience
Align your Firstup web experience with your fully branded company identity with the new ability to upload and apply custom fonts to:
- Navigation elements
- All feed cards
- Profile page
- Settings page
- Topics page
- Discover page
This feature is a premium add-on, included in our Custom Homepage package. Check with your account manager to see how you can take advantage of this branding opportunity!
Create beautiful on-brand content even faster with new custom blocks
An exciting new ability to create and save custom blocks makes it easier than ever for content creators to build on-brand campaigns by curating your own library of custom blocks. Custom blocks allow you to create your own library of content blocks with your customized styles, layouts, and assets. Saving these custom blocks to your library allows you and other publishers to quickly apply them to campaigns in the future.
Brand Super Admins and Community Admins will automatically have permissions to create custom blocks, but this specific toggle will also be available as a customization for any role to take advantage of.
Once you’ve created your custom block in Design, you’ll see a new hover option on the right-hand side of the block that allows you to save. Try it out today, and let us know what you think!
This feature is available with our Advanced Permissions!
New Advanced Permission configuration for Microapps
The same great Advanced Permissions for the ultimate governance and flexibility in your Studio roles and restrictions - now with the added ability to customize Microapp configuration permissions.
- Maximize publisher usage and decentralize your communications strategy by permitting specific users to design and edit Microapps
- Ability to manage Microapps available automatically for Brand Super Admins role and applicable custom roles