Create the right impression for new users in your new community!
First impressions matter: Make The Right One!
Welcome messages are a great way to deliver a strong first impression for new users get in your community. Grabbing their attention can make them feel welcome and involve them in your network from Day 1!
Crafting a warm and friendly message for each individual user can drive engagement and encourage participation.
You don't have to welcome every new member, but you can set a great example for the rest of the community by @mentioning new members and giving them a shout out in a "post."
Another great way to reach out would be a direct message, with information that will guide them in the right direction.
What you might say in a 'shout out' post:
Welcome @_______, we're so excited to have you on board.
[ add your call to action]
What you might say in a direct message:
Welcome to ______, We are delighted you signed up.
[ add your call to action] Don't forget to complete your profile page and start sharing.
Please let me know if you have any questions, as I am always here to help.
Crafting your message:
- Extend a warm welcome
- Introduce yourself
- Set a nice tone for the community
- Provide an engaging next step to encourage users to continue using your app.
These are all effective ways to get your users engaged from the get-go and give them a reason to be excited!