You’ve Got Mail: The Latest Geocaching Message Center Updates

 

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Last April, we announced a brand new feature: the Geocaching Message Center. With this feature, you can send and receive messages from Geocaching.com and the Geocaching Intro app.

So why are we talking about the Message Center again? Well, when we launched this feature, we promised to keep making improvements based on your feedback. We recently wrapped up work on a few biggies so we want to make sure you know about them!

The big ones:

  • You can now reply to geocaching messages directly from your email!
  • Choose how you want to receive Message Center notifications: receive email notifications for every new message, notifications only after inactivity or no email notifications at all.

Note: You can change your notification preferences in Account Settings.

Other improvements made at geocacher suggestion:

  • See images in the email notifications.
  • You can load more conversations in the Message Center.
  • We raised the character count limit to 4000 characters.
  • TB and GC codes automatically hyperlink in messages.
  • Trackable and geocache names automatically hyperlink in messages to owners.

Watch this short video, featuring two awesome Geocaching HQ developers, to learn a little bit more about what went into making the Message Center:

 

Thanks to all of you who participated in innovation games, completed surveys and participated in the User Insights Forum about Message Center! Interested in giving your two cents on future geocaching features? Check out this blog post for some ideas on how to get involved.

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