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How Ping.it Groups Work

December 18th, 2012 Posted by Marius Lian View Comments

We have created Ping.it Groups to let Ping.it users create their own social clusters. Each group can have any number of members and can be one of the 3 types:

Contact Group: This is only a group of your own contacts allowing you to ping many people at the same time without them knowing about each other. Instead of adding your contacts one by one you can send to all at the same time.

Private Group: If you want a group of people to communicate privately with each other this is the group you should create. No outside users will see pings to this group.

Public Group: If you want others in the community to join your group then a public group is what you need. When you ping something to this group it will be accessible on “Public groups” under the “Explore” section on home for all users.

Creating a group:

From the Ping.it popup:

  1. Open the popup either from the bookmarklet when visiting a page or pasting the link on Ping.it/home.
  2. There is a link just below the recipient’s box named “Create group”. Click on it to get the “Create group” popup.
  3. In the popup you can fill out name, description and choose the type of a group.
  4. In the same popup at the bottom you can easily add existing contacts to the group.
  5. If you want to add new contacts to the group click on the small “Add contacts” link.
  6. When you’re done, click “Create” at top right.

From the “Groups” tab on your Profile page:

  1. Click “Profile” on top right and then the “Groups” tab on the left side.
  2. Click “Create group” on top to the right of your name.
  3. Follow points 3 to 6 from the description above.

Editing a group:

From the Ping.it popup:

  1. Open the popup either from the bookmarklet when visiting a page or pasting the link on Ping.it/home.
  2. Start writing the name of your group in the recipient’s box (where it says ‘Start typing to add recipients’). Select the group in the search results either by clicking on it or using up and down arrows and hitting ‘Enter’ on your keyboard.
  3. When you see the group in the recipient’s box, you can simply click on the name to open the edit box. See points 3 to 6 in “Creating a group” on how to edit data.

From the “Groups” tab on your Profile page:

  1. Click “Profile” on top right and then the “Groups” tab on the left side.
  2. Find your group in the list and click “Edit”.
  3. See points 3 to 6 in “Creating a group” on how to edit data.

Sending to a group

From the Ping.it popup:

  1. Open the popup either from the bookmarklet when visiting a page or pasting the link on Ping.it/home.
  2. Start writing the name of your group in the recipient’s box (where it says ‘Start typing to add recipients’). Select the group in the search results either by clicking on it or using up and down arrows and hitting ‘Enter’ on your keyboard.
  3. Click “Ping it” and it is sent to the group.

From the “Groups” tab on your profile page:

  1. Click on “Profile” on top right and then the “Groups” tab on the left side.
  2. Find your group in the list and click “Edit”.
  3. Paste the link you want to ping to this group in “URL to ping” text field.
  4. Change subject and message as you like and “ping it”.

More important info

  • Pinging to multiple groups does not send multiple pings to members of more than one of the groups. They’ll only receive one ping in their inbox.
  • As a sender be relevant. Ping only what is expected to be pinged to the group based on its name and description.
  • Spamming is absolutely not allowed so only add your own contacts into your group when you know it is something they would like to receive.

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