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

Groups

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

Groups allow you to lock access to certain sections of the app to only those signed in users, 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.

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.

Topics

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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