Here’s our third weekly update to keep you on the loop about what’s going on behind the scenes!

If you’ve been around for the last couple of weeks, you’ve probably witnessed big changes on the site. We finally got some really important enhancements such as persistent notifications, improved navigation through the chat history or the possibility of muting the notification sound. And there’s many more things on the horizon.

This week, the team will be working on the following:

Default channels. We want to make it easier for first time users to explore the existing groups and create new ones.  Based on the success of our current channels, we are developing some default groups for everyone to land in when you first sign up. This will help you get in touch with other like-minded students and discover what’s happening on the site.

Style. There will be some changes in the UI. I can’t tell you which ones exactly but let me just say that things are going to look even prettier. Watch this space – Adrian and Jamie are cooking something!

Talking about pretty things… the team is also working on improving image quality so that your pictures will look as amazing as they do on your own devices when you share them with everyone else on CS.

Members bar.  Ever wondered who those hundreds of users who joined the Fitness channel are? You will now be able to see who is in every group thanks to this new functionality that will expose a full members list.

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We might need to get Abraham a cable management box

Admin controls. Channel administrators will be able to take ownership of their channels by being able to remove members or by sharing their administrator status with other users. Think of a Society channel for example: various administrators can work together to gain a better control of their group.

Even with the help of the wonderful persistent notifications it’s sometimes hard to keep up with everyone’s news. That’s why we’ve developed an Activity Update that will be emailed to our users weekly – this will include all the information that is relevant to you: new followers, likes, comments and replies.

Student life is hard enough as it is and we want to make things easier for our users. In order to make your first time on Campus Society enjoyable, fun and also pretty straight forward, we’re working on some support materials – FAQs and FTU tutorials.

Stay tuned for next week’s update!