When it comes to helping schools and school districts capture the moments that matter most across their school communities, curate them into engaging social media content, and share them across channels–Class Intercom has your back. Our user-friendly social media management platforms makes it easy for students and staff to collaborate, draft, schedule, approve, and publish posts on all major social media platforms.
With the latest Class Intercom update (out this week), users will see a significant update to the area of the platform where social media posts are drafted, scheduled, and saved for publishing–a module we commonly refer to as “Compose.” The new Compose makes huge strides in saving students, staff, and anyone creating content for schools (as well as those in oversight roles) tons of time and effort. Here’s what you need to know about what’s new.
Seamlessly Post Across Multiple Social Channels
In addition to a sleek new interface (with more room to work, nested preview options, a searchable emoji library, and other sharp updates), the new Compose makes it so much faster and easier to post content to multiple social channels.
1. Create Multiple Posts without Starting from Scratch
It can be frustrating to get posts out for multiple channels–considering that each has its own requirements for post length, tagging, image formats, linking, and other details. The new Duplicate button makes it super easy. Simply start drafting content for a post, choose the channel(s), then duplicate it. This allows you to draft content once, then tweak it based on the needs of each specific channel (no copy/paste required).
2. Automatic Image Fixing
Speaking of specific requirements by channel, no need to worry about cumbersome image size edits. The new Compose makes it easy to tailor images to the chosen social media channel. So, if you’re posting to Instagram with an image formatted for Facebook, the new Compose automatically flags images that aren’t properly sized for the platform with a quick and easy way to resize on the fly.
3. Bulk Upload up to 100 Images
When you’re doing a photo drop–say from Homecoming week or a big game–reap tons of time-savings with the ability to bulk upload all your images into one post, then seamlessly reorder them. The new Compose automatically grabs the max number of images allowed on the channel (ten images for Instagram, for example) from your original post when you duplicate it, then lets you drag and drop the images to reorder them.
4. Streamline Feedback, Notes & Workflows
Improvements to the Activity area for content and posts, plus a sleek new section exclusively for Notes makes it that much easier to provide feedback on posts-in-progress to content creators at all skill levels. You’ll love the ability to stay organized and communicate directly when going back and forth on a specific post.
What Beta Users Are Saying
We’ve allowed clients to opt into the beta version of the new Compose and provide their feedback over the last couple months. Here’s what we’ve heard so far.
“LOVING the new Compose. So good!”
–Julia Mitchell, Director of Communications at Pinkerton Academy
“My student team and their teacher used the updated composer this morning and they love it!”
–Elishia Seals, Public Information Director at Pittsburgh Community Schools
“I love the new compose! I especially like the copy feature so I can repost very quickly. I also like that I can automatically fix any issues with photos and videos.”
–Terry Julian, Technology Facilitator at Hastings Public Schools
More about the Platform
Class Intercom makes it easy to collect, curate, and share content across channels.
For schools across the nation and all over the world, Class Intercom has become integrated into their communications processes and policies as a crucial tool for telling authentic school stories. “I love the platform,” says Amy Murphy of Royal Oak Schools. “I talk about it all the time, especially when I’m with other School PR Association members.” Frontenac Schools’s PR Professional Maria Clevenger agrees, noting the value of a tool that empowers students and staff district-wide to capture and curate content in an easy yet secure way. “I can’t say enough about this tool! It’s fantastic and makes my job so much easier.”
The latest update is part of a series of new feature rollouts coming in 2023, says Class Intercom’s Assurance’s Product Manager Anthony Estrada. “Our users have unique needs,” he explains, “and our team is committed to meeting those needs and ensuring the best experience for users.”
Give us your Feedback!
At Class Intercom, product development is driven by our users. That means we rely on feedback from users like you to drive new features, fixes, and updates in the short- and long-term. If you have something to share, we want to hear it!