We’ve made sharing a feed with others super easy. Whether you’re wanting to share your feed with your entire community, or you simply want to share a feed with a friend… We’ve got you covered!
Feel free to share a feed with anyone you’d like - you don’t have to worry about whether they are a current Echo user or not.
To share any feed, go into the Echo Prayer app and tap the share icon in the upper-right corner of the feed’s background image:
Tapping the share button on any feed will present you with the following options: Share via Contacts, Share via Social Media, and More ways to share…
These 3 options give you the ability to share feeds with any individual or group of people you want. Here’s a good way to identify the best way for you to share:
Share via Contacts: Great way to share a feed with anyone in your contact list on your phone. Ideal for sharing a feed with friends or a small group.
Share via Social Media: This gives you a link you can post on any social network, or that you can send out via text, email, messaging apps, etc.
More ways to share…: Tapping this option immediately sends you an email with a unique URL and some example wording for different contexts. You will get an email with a link that looks like this:
When someone clicks on that URL, they will find a page that is personalized to your prayer feed. It will look a lot like this:
Sharing this page is perfect for:
Sharing feed via email with entire community
Sharing feed in a more custom way on social media
Posting on your website for visitors to find your prayer needs and follow
Showing on screen/stage
Sharing a Feed with Church Members
If you want to share your feed with your entire church community, here is the best way to do it. Obviously, methods of communication are different within each community, but here is a great place to start.
After tapping the share icon on your feed, tap “More ways to share…” to receive an email with your unique URL.
Use your URL to do the following:
Send an email out to entire community (using whatever mass email tool you already have) explaining what your prayer feed is intended for, and for them to follow the link to download Echo and begin following your feed. The email you’ve received contains a boilerplate email that you can copy and paste!
Post your link (along with images provided in the email we just sent) on any social media platforms you use for your ministry.
Announce your prayer feed at your gatherings. We’ve created resources you can download to help explain Echo to your community. Check out our Resources page.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Announce your feed to your community regularly! Even with the best intentions, it usually takes a few prompts before people will actually pull out their phone and try something new. (Hopefully, though, you already have people in your community using Echo!)
Keep your feed updated! Make sure your prayer requests in your feed are up-to-date, and prayers that are answered are marked as “Answered”. Your community will get notified, and will be encouraged!
Multiple Feeds might make sense. For some churches or organizations it might make sense to have multiple prayer feeds for different ministries. For example, a church might want to have a feed for Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry and Youth Ministry. Or, even have a “health prayer request” feed and a “general ministry” feed. And as you create those new feeds, make the ministry leads the Admin of those feeds. The sky’s the limit - be creative! Allow Echo Feeds to work as a tool for your unique ministry.
You can hand off administration of the feed (if you want). A lot of ministries have different people in charge of managing prayer requests. If you’ve created the prayer feed, remember that you have the freedom to add as many feed admins as you’d like. Assign different admins for Adding/Editing prayers, managing billing and/or managing your followers.
Make sure to approve new follower requests quickly. If you have created your feed as “Public (with approval)” or as “Private”, be sure to check your feed regularly for new people wanting to follow your feed and pray for you. They will not have access to your prayer feed until you have approved them, so be sure to stay on top of your follower requests!