Custom images when creating a channel

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    Angela Potter (Edited )

    Hi everyone,

    We're currently planning out a project to revamp the way messaging and channels display in the app. With this change, we'll likely change how channel images are displayed and add the ability for custom images. I don't have an exact timeline yet but this project is being scoped and we'll have an update soon!

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    Sushil Kumar

    Yes I agree with you because graphic available in the CMS may not appropriate for every business.

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    Matt Kelso

    bump

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    Michelle Gorenstein

    I agree. I can't use this new feature because the stock photos provided are totally inappropriate for our organization.

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    Tory Ondrla, CMP

    Totes. Stock photos don't work for everything. You need to show your own people doing their thang.

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    Graham Bishop

    what's the status on this? any updates doubledutch?

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    Tina Queen

    Agreed with all of the other comments here.  We should be able to load our own photo for each topic.

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    Stephanie Uhlmann

    even if there was a selection of block colours rather than the stock photos, that would be better.

    we have some "serious" topics to discuss - not all can be illustrated with coffee or runners - it is a detraction

     

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    Sandra Kemp

    Agreed. Was disappointed this wasn't available and thought of by the DD  team as something we would need.

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    Angela Potter

    Hi all, this is Angela from the DoubleDutch product team. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback! We understand that our channel photos don't meet everyone's needs, and would definitely like to allow custom images. We're in the process of setting our roadmap for 2017 and we think we'll be able to do this project in Q3 or Q4. I'll be able to share a more detailed timeline in the next couple of months. Stay tuned!

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    Stephanie Uhlmann

    Hello Angela the official commenter

    Could you give a few themes with a plain colour block in place of a photo, give a few different colours so we can use for a few different channels.

    This would be easier to set up (i guess) than allowing user image uploading, and would be a good short term alternative. 

    None of the photos are suitable for our issues, but we want to use this channel functionality for our event - app to launch in May.

    Thanks

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    Graham Bishop

    Hey Angela - thanks for the note. I definitely agree with Stephanie. Is there a possibility of having a quick interim solution like she laid out? In my case, I definitely don't need to upload my own image, but find the current images dissonant when placed next to more serious event channel topics, so the ability to not connect an image to a channel would be nice in the short term.

    Thanks!

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    Angela Potter

    Thanks Stephanie and Graham—that's a great idea for the short term. We're adding some solid color images which should be live in the next few weeks.

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    Angela Potter

    Hi all,

    You can now choose from three solid color images for your topic channels. This is a workaround until we build the ability for customers to upload their own images. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months!

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    Lisa Briscoe

    This really needs to be developed so we can use brand appropriate custom images. Most of these stock photos don't convey a lot of key messages.

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    Alex Bimonte

    Will custom images and specs be realistic by October 2017? Our team here didn't use topic channels last year and this was one of the factors since none of the stock imagery fits our audience or topics of conversation. Also detracts from the other great branding that is accessible. I want to be able to share the realistic nature of this with our team since topic channels are something we want to take advantage of for our 2017 event. 

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    Alex Bimonte

    Are there any updates on this, Angela? Thank you! 

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    Sandra Kemp

    Q3/4 of 2017 has long passed. We are now in Q2 of 2018 -- any updates?

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    Alex Bimonte

    Yes, would finally be great to have this. Third users conference using DD this year and our team was disappointed in not being able to use this feature. Thanks! 

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