Where Q&A is participants' way of submitting ideas, responses, questions & comments, an announcement works in the opposite direction. An announcement (also called a host message) is when you, the host send messages or announcements to your participants. These messages are also viewed in the Q&A board and will appear on participant mobile devices as well as in Present view.
Announcements can be set up in advance and then publish when needed.
How to distinguish between an announcement and a Q&A message?
There are 2 differences between a Q&A(participant) and an announcement:
- The announcements (host messages) will appear in whichever message list you are currently viewing and will be pinned to the top of the Q&A board. Remember, participant messages will either go to the 'Published' or 'Needs Review' list depending on your moderation settings.
- The color differs. We think announcements are important. That's why the announcements will always appear on a different background to your participants, so it stands out from their messages.