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June 2019 Features, Fixes and Forecast

Time once again to give you an update about what the PastorsLine team has been doing and a peek into what’s upcoming.

First and foremost—we thank our client partners for their patience and their excellent feedback. Many of the things on our ‘To Do’ list were inspired by your requests. We’re totally pleased because our goal is to shape PastorsLine to reflect what YOU need, not what we think you need.

Here’s an overview of the highlights since last time…

Current App (V1) Updates

While we revamp our app, we know it's important to solve any issues or complete any critical feature requests we promised in our current app version.

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Managing the User Groups

We made it easier for you to see the groups in your PastorsLine app when attempting to…

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Smarter Keyword Capture

Exciting news. We know how frustrating it can be when you set up a campaign keyword like…

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MailChimp Creation Logic

MailChimp recently made changes to their free tier. You can’t create more than one list (now called…

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Rebrandly Integration

Mobile carriers may reject the text messages sent via PastorsLine.  There are known and unknown reasons why…

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Breeze ChMS Integration

We are so excited to share with you our newest integration. PastorsLine now integrates with the Breeze ChMS! This…

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Carrier Violation – Automatic Reprocessing

Mobile carriers may reject the text messages sent via PastorsLine.  There are known and unknown reasons why…

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Receiving Notifications for Multiple Numbers

Any admin can now receive notifications for all the numbers on their account. This wasn’t always the…

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Smart Syncing: No email?

Smart Syncing checks a contact’s full name, phone, and email. In rare cases, Smart Syncing does not…

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Data Capture: Own Views

People in a group might have gotten there via a PastorsLine Data Capture Campaign (automated messages campaign…

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Voice Broadcasts: Scheduling

Scheduling your voice broadcast is now simpler. You can do it right from the Send Broadcast pop…

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Carrier Violations: Override and Send Anyway

Mobile phone carriers are doing their best to cut down on spam texts. As a result, they…

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Groups: More Filters

In the PastorsLine app, on the Groups and Keywords page, there are three more filters for you…

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SMS Birthday Wishes: See Sending Times

Should you send birthday greetings on the day of the birthday or before? To help you decide,…

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Automated Messages Campaign (AMC): Improvements

Our PastorsLine team has been working closely with a team of testers. The results are significant improvements…

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Project Revamp: Web App (V2) Updates

While we revamp our app, we know it's important to solve any issues or complete any critical feature requests we promised in our current app version. Here are some updates.

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HUB: Sending via the short code

Basically, this is the same process as in Inbox 1.0. It just looks a little different. Get…

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Long/short code reprocessing: Who sent the original message?

In the “old days”… Your church sent a text message using a long code (10-digit, telephone number)….

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Birthdays: Easier editing

Previously, editing the date of birth (DOB) was only by means of clicking the dropdown calendar. This…

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Signature format: editing bug fixed

The “Reply STOP to Opt Out” option was disappearing when switching back and forth from short codes…

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Old clients and short codes

We had disabled the short codes for old clients since using them was not really relevant. In…

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Importing birthdays (DOB) from CSV file

If your .csv file has a birthday column, it needs to be in MM-DD-YYYY format to import…

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Importing addresses

PastorsLine now allows the importing of address via the CSV upload option, and this information will sync…

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Smart Syncing: Improvements

Smart syncing is stricter. Even if the systems finds one match, if the first/last name, email, the…

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Templates management: update

The situation Sometimes, as you clean something up, another issue is revealed. This is what happened with…

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Project Revamp: Mobile App Updates

Text Messaging Service For Churches

Old clients and short codes

We had disabled the short codes for old clients since using them was not really relevant. In…

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Easier to make a call from your mobile phone

It is now easier to access your mobile phone’s microphone. Specifically, we have added a phone call…

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Commercial Long Code SMS Product and Fee Structure Changes on Verizon

Delayed Upcoming commercial long code SMS product and fee structure changes on Verizon On August 1, 2019,…

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Critical updates to church texting that you need to know.

This blog highlights some critical changes that are affecting churches who use texting, explains why it’s happening,…

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Adding toll-free numbers

One of the workarounds to the more aggressive mobile carrier spam filtering is adding a toll-free number….

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Mobile App: Don’t Clear Messages

You typed in a group message. You go to send, and the pop-up says you don’t have…

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Mobile App: Assign Groups to Users

You can share groups with users from the PastorsLine mobile app.

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Mobile App: Edit Schedule

You can now edit your scheduled messages within the PastorsLine mobile app. When you click on Edit,…

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Mobile App: Refresh App Lists

We added an option to manually refresh the different lists within our apps. Click on the context…

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Mobile App: Group Details Page

A new feature on the PastorsLine mobile app the is Group Details page. We have collected essential…

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Mobile App: Adding People to Groups

You can add people to groups from the PastorsLine mobile app, too. This Help Desk article walks…

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Mobile App: Various Improvements

The PastorsLine team is working hard to refine our mobile app, making it more suited to your…

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