There are two ways of segmenting your users, groups and topics. Here's a quick walkthrough of both of them. 


Groups are used to segment users into specific categories such as separating regular users from administrators or staff. 

Groups allow you to send notifications specifically to those users registered and added to a group, and much more. 

Users cannot specifically add themselves to a group as that defeats the purpose of exclusivity and access restrictions. 

How to Create a Group

Inside your dashboard, click on Groups inside of the App Builder tab. You may manage or add your groups here.

Click Add Group, type in your group name, and click Add Group on the pop-up.

To delete a group, press the trash can icon.

When "Allow Any Organization" is selected, a person from any organization can join the group.

How to Add a User to a Group

On your dashboard, navigate to the Community module, and select People > People. click Users and select the user you wish to add to your group.

Groups in Community are directly synced to the Connection module as well, so that when someone is added to a Group, it will automatically show in their App and Community profile and vice versa. *Please be advised some features may not appear until your App has been updated.


A topic is like a group but it doesn't require users to register nor does it allow you to segment users only push notifications. 

Topics are great to use for different ministries inside the church, such as youth ministry, women's ministry, etc. Users can subscribe to the topics inside your app without any sort of approval. 

When a user subscribes to a topic, they will receive the notifications you send to that topic. 

Create a Topic

Inside the App Builder module of your dashboard, click on Topics, and then click Add Topic to create a new topic.

Sending a Targeted Notification 

In the App Builder section of your dashboard, select Notifications > Send Notifications.

To send to a Group, select the following:
 - Send to group or topic
 - Send to Group
 - Choose targeted group from drop down list

To send to a Topic, select the following:
 - Send to group or topic
 - Sent to Topic
 - Choose targeted topic from the drop down list

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