New MMS Features for Infusionsoft Text Messaging with FixYourFunnel
UPDATE: Don't miss the dynamic image announcement! Watch to the very end to learn about this exclusive to FixYourFunnel feature!
We've got a very bad habit of producing incredible features and not announcing them!
For example, have you heard of Logic Links? They allow you to redirect a contact to different web pages based on tags they have or don't have. No? See what I'm talking about?
In this video we review a few new features for our text messaging service that has us changing it from SMS to messaging because it's simply not SMS anymore!
You'll probably want to head over to Nifty Images to get an account when you see what it does, and more importantly what you can do with it when you use FixYourFunnel Text Messaging!
Transcription of Video
Hello, this is Ryan with FixYourFunnel and I have some important announcements I want to make to bring you up to speed about a bad habit that we have here at FixYourFunnel. We tend to create great features and then not let you know about them so you can't use them.
In today's video, I'm going to talk to you first about a change that we recently made with Campaign Builder MMS. We had campaign Builder MMS and we had Campaign Builder SMS and there were two separate areas of the website. We consolidated them into one place, utilizing our more efficient and more modern post URL that we had for MMS.
What this means is your old SMS messages will continue to work fine, but if you ever edit one of them, which are now located in Campaign Builder Messaging, you're going to need to use the new URL that you're provided with. If you edit a message, make sure you update your URLs so that those changes will be reflected.
In the meantime, all your old Campaign Builder SMS URLs will continue to work and they'll provide the messages that were created at the time. As you edit those or you add new ones, make sure you use the new [00:01:00] URL in the Camping Builder Messaging section. These are more effective, more efficient, and they help speed things up and make sure things work really well for you.
Okay, so that's one change that we recently made just to make a little bit easier so you don't have to go back and forth MMS and SMS.
This all came about because we've added MMS support to automated conversations. We already had it in Campaign Builder, it was kind of a rough format, and same with Camping Builder MMS, but we've updated what we call the media manager which includes images, videos, and v-cards.
You already had images, you had videos, but the new thing is these v-cards. What happened with the v-cards is you had to create your own before. We added an editor that allows you to actually build your own v-cards. That means you can have a bunch of different cards you build in there for a different members of your team or just for your company in general. It includes an image, notes, website URLs, phone numbers, email [00:02:00] addresses.
What's really great about this is it allows you to now text out these contact cards that your prospects, contacts, or customers can add to their phone so that when you call or text them, instead of them just seeing a phone number, they can actually see your face or your logo or your business name or your name, whatever you want. You dictate that with the v card that you have them install.
That's super cool because you can change the experience that they have and make it easier for them to connect with you. We like to send it out as a way to help our customers or contacts be able to get ahold of us easier. It's a cool way to be able to get into their phone.
With all these upgrades for multimedia, unfortunately all these are only supported for the United States and Canada. Carriers in other countries still haven't opened up this to us. As soon as they do, we'll make sure that you can use the same features that our Canadian and U.S. customers are able to use. Maybe you're in the U.S. and you're super excited that with this.
Here's another really neat [00:03:00] integration that we added just yesterday. It's called NiftyImages. NiftyImages is a separate company from FixYourFunnel, but what they do is they allow you to merge content into images so you can have dynamic images.
You may have seen Frank Kern and some other people use this process. What it is is we're able to merge in a name or some other data into an image so it's specific to the contact that receives it.
They've used this service and had the service available for emails for a long time, but what we did is we integrated it into the MMS feature so you can actually have a customized image texted out to somebody as part of an automated conversation, a campaign Builder MMS, or even a broadcaster MMS.
This allows you to get really customized and interrupt their pattern by having something that's really super specific to them. This is a pretty neat little functionality that we just added and I think it'll be a game-changer for some people in terms of interrupting the pattern of their contacts and really getting them to focus in on the message that they're trying to present in their marketing. That should be a good [00:04:00] thing for you.
These are some changes we've been making. There's also some important announcements to make about our apps for iOS, iPhone, and also for Android.
For a long time, the Android app has been behind, and that's just because we have been struggling to find the right developer. But we finally have the right development team. They've been working on this for a while. We have a new update coming out for the iPhone app.
We just tested the new update today. It addressed some bugs that we had where things were crashing frequently. We got some crash analytics in there so that if there are any more crashes, then Apple will be able to quickly determine what those problems are and fix them. We modified a few things just to make it run cleaner and better and brought it up to speed for everybody that's been on the iPhone and having issues with this. Hopefully those issues will be gone with this new release.
Now, this is also in part for Android users because we had them bringing up the Android app to par. We spend a bunch of money and a bunch of time getting the Android app to be written in Native Java so it could be really solid before we tried [00:05:00] some other approaches and they just weren't working right. Now we're gonna have a great Android app for all of our Android friends.
Those are coming in the very near future. Be looking for an update for the IOS app and for the Android app release on that. We'll make sure to do another announcement video when that occurs. Those are two exciting things that are happening.
We have a lot of other things that we're working on in the background and we'll keep you apprised as those come out. These are few things that I think are really important for you to be able to know about because MMS is a really powerful way to be able to deliver some messages in ways that you might not expect.
In fact, hopefully when you got this message, you noticed that there was a video with it describing what you might get if you click through on that trackable link.
This is Ryan Chapman with FixYourFunnel. We appreciate you, we appreciate you being a customer and a user of FixYourFunnel. You make it possible for us to create these great tools that allow us to communicate our message and for you to communicate your message with those who will benefit from your services and products.
Again, this is Ryan Chapman.[00:06:00] Keep moving forward.