What is a Ringless Voicemail?
Ringless voicemail, also called a voicemail drop, is a method in which a pre-recorded audio message is placed in a voicemail inbox without the associated telephone ringing first. 📩
Does Text In Church have a Ringless Voicemail Feature?
At a glance these seem like a handy communication tool, however, this practice is commonly associated with spamming and debt collection services 😬 Because of this, Text In Church does not offer Ringless Voicemail Drops. We want to provide tools for your church to communicate both personally and effectively, so that your people feel Known, Noticed, and Loved. 💙
What can we do instead?
This guide aims to help you explore alternative methods like Voice Messages and Video Pages, steering away from Ringless Voicemail Drops. This shift not only enhances engagement but also addresses the limitations of Ringless Voicemail Drops. 🙌
Voice Messages: A text message that contains an attachment file of an audio recording.
Video Pages: A link to a custom webpage that contains video content. You can record a video directly inside Text In Church, upload content, or embed content from YouTube and Vimeo. The link to a Video Page can be included in text messages and emails.
Ringless Voicemail Drops Issue: They lack the personal touch and often feel generic.
Solution: Voice Messages and Video Pages allow you to convey warmth, sincerity, and a personal touch, fostering a deeper connection.
2. 🙋 Engagement:
Ringless Voicemail Drops Issue: Limited engagement as they are one-way communication.
Solution: Interactive Voice Messages and Video Pages encourage feedback, questions, and discussions, making communication a two-way street.
3. 🤩 Visual Appeal:
Ringless Voicemail Drops Issue: Lack of visual elements makes messages less captivating.
Solution: Video Pages provide a dynamic and visually appealing platform to convey your message effectively, enhancing engagement.
How to Use Voice Messages:
Navigate to the Messaging Section:
Open your Text In Church mobile app.
Compose a new text message.
Set up your Text:
Write a brief note so that recipients know to open the voice attachment
Record Your Message:
Click on the record button and speak clearly into the microphone.
The recording will be attached to the text automatically
Note: sending an attachment counts as 2 towards your messaging allotment
Select Groups or individual People to receive this message
Send and Monitor:
How to Use Video Pages:
Access the Video Page Feature:
From your Text In Church dashboard, go to the Connect section.
Choose the Video option.
Customize Your Video Page:
Add a title, description, and any additional information.
Customize the page layout to make it visually appealing.
Create Your Video:
Record a video message using your device's camera
embed the link to a YouTube or Vimeo video
or upload pre-recorded videos if preferred
Share and Monitor:
Share the link with your congregation through text or other channels.
Note: Including a Connect Video Page link in a text message does not impact your allotment 🤩 This is a great alternative to attaching a video or voice files
Monitor engagement and gather insights.
Why These Alternatives Work:
Interactive features and text mediums encourage participation and response.
Voice and video allow for a more personal and emotional connection.
Enhanced Visual Appeal:
Video Pages provide a visually engaging platform for your message.
By embracing Voice Messages and Video Pages, you can elevate your communication strategy, fostering a stronger connection with your congregation! Questions? Don't hesitate to reach out, we're always happy to help! 😁 Send a chat or email firstname.lastname@example.org