Please read these important points before getting started with RSS-to-Push:


  • Each time PushCrew detects a new post in your RSS feed, a new Push Notification will be created for the new post. It will be scheduled and sent to all your subscribers after 30 minutes.

  • You will be notified through an email as soon as a new post in your RSS feed is detected, to confirm that the new RSS feed will be sent as a push notification.

  • You can find your RSS feed by opening your web page. Then right-click and choose "View Source". Search for "RSS" or "atom".

  • The notification title - Edit the title of the notification you want your users to see when they receive this notification. In case you don’t change the title, the first 48 characters of the title of your new post will be shown as the default title for the notification. And if the title of your post is longer, only the first 48 characters will be displayed as the title, in case you don’t edit it.  

  • The notification message - Edit the notification message you want to communicate to your user. This should ideally be a crisp summary of your new post in 100 characters. In case you don’t edit/change the notification message, the first 100 characters of your post's body will be displayed as the notification message by default.

  • The notification logo - Edit the notification logo to the image you want for the new post's notification. In case you don’t change it, the logo image you added to your PushCrew account will be shown as the image in this notification, by default.

  • You can cancel or edit the scheduled notification within 30 minutes of getting the confirmation email from us. For both cancelling or editing this notification, you can go to the “Scheduled Notifications” tab in your PushCrew Account.

  • Please note that cancelling this RSS-to-push Scheduled Notification will render it as an ‘old post’. You’ll then have to manually schedule it from “Send New Notification” tab in your PushCrew Account if you want the same notification to be sent before another new post.

  • The edits/changes made to the notification from RSS-Push section, after saving it, will take effect on the scheduled notification of that feed only after the changes have been made. Which means, the previous version (before edits) will be sent to some users in that time span, and then the rest of the users will receive the notification with the changes later.

  • To track the stats of your push notification (delivered count, clicks count and click-rate), go to 'Sent Notifications' tab. You’ll also find the stats of your other notifications here.


How RSS-to-push works

Please follow the steps below to understand how this feature works.


1. Go to RSS-to-push on your dashboard

When you’re on your PushCrew dashboard, on the left side of the panel, click on the RSS-to-push feature, below the “Data & Reporting” option. Leave this tab open.



 



2. Copy-paste the URL of the new post

On a new tab, open the page with your latest post. Copy the URL. Now go back to the PushCrew account tab (from step 1). Now, below the help block titled “How RSS-to-push works?”, you’ll see an option, RSS feed URL. Paste the URL of your new post in the box provided under this option.





3. Auto-hide notification after 20 seconds (optional)

You can click on the box next to “Auto-hide notification in 20 seconds”. This is an optional step. If you check this box, your notification will disappear 20 seconds after appearing on the users’ screens. Please note that this auto-hide feature is available for Desktop Chrome subscribers only.




 


4. Edit notification logo, title and message

You can edit the notification logo, title and message. You’ll find this option on the right-hand side, of the RSS feed URL box. Please keep in mind the important points below.


  • The notification title - Edit the notification title to that you want your users to see when they receive this notification. In case you don’t edit/change the title, the first 48 characters of your new post's title will be shown as the default title for the notification. And if your post title is longer, only the first 48 characters will be displayed as the title, in case you don’t edit it.  





  • The notification message - Edit the notification message you want to communicate to your user. This should ideally be a crisp summary of your new post in 100 characters. In case you don’t edit/change the notification message, the first 100 characters of your post's body will be displayed as the notification message by default.






  • The notification logo - Edit the notification logo to the image you want for the new post's notification. In case you don’t edit it/change it, the image/logo you added to your PushCrew account will be shown as the default image.






5. Click on ‘Add RSS’

Finally, click on Add RSS button as shown below.





 

6. Success message

You’ll now see a success message, informing you about the RSS added, when you can edit it, and where you can view it.





7. Edit RSS (optional)

You can edit your RSS by clicking on the “Edit” button that will appear under the Auto-hide notification text. After editing, click on Save. You then get a success message for changes saved.  




 




8. View scheduled push notification in Scheduled Notifications tab

After 10 minutes (and if any changes made, after 10 minutes of every change made), you’ll be able to view the RSS feed’s notification scheduled in ‘Scheduled Notifications’ tab on the left side of the panel.



 



Please note: You can remove your RSS feed by clicking on ‘Remove’ box, next to ‘Edit’ box. When you click on Remove, you’ll be asked again if you are sure about removing the RSS feed of this particular post. You can either click on ‘Cancel’ or ‘Yes, remove it’.