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A collection of articles and videos highlighting new feature releases, how-to’s for church texting, and thought pieces.

  • New Feature: Emojis & Additional Languages

    Yes, you read that right! The wait is finally over for two of our most highly requested features: Emojis and the ability to send messages in other languages! Now you can show your congregation how much you ❤️ them, when you’re joining them in 🙏 and anything else that will help you share ✝️. Several…

  • New Feature: Smart Keywords

    Hasn’t Clearstream always had Keywords? Yes, we have – but never like this. Last month, we released Branches, Transfer to Workflow, and Transfer to Subaccount. This month, the rest of the party has arrived – Send Menu and Branch based on Planning Center Campus. Collectively, we’re calling this suite of features Smart Keywords. Smart Keywords let all guests and…

  • June Product Update

    It’s June in Florida, and we can’t get enough of the beach. 🏖 This month, we’ve added a new feature to our Messages page, updated a few of our social media integrations, and made cosmetic updates to the Messages page. Check out these updates, and meet the newest member of our team below! Product Updates…

  • Update on Shared Shortcodes

    You may have heard that shared shortcodes are being terminated by wireless carriers on June 1st, 2021. The fact is, that is not happening. While there are changes coming to the messaging ecosystem, we have direct confirmation from our aggregators and carrier partners, the most reliable source of information, that there is currently no hard shut-off…

  • May Product Update

    Welcome to May! ☀️ We’ve been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work around here, which isn’t always flashy and fun, but it is important. While it may not sound very exciting, this “spring cleaning” work prepares the way for new and updated features. We’re looking forward to a fun summer full of both development and…

  • April Product Update

    Happy (belated) Easter! 💐 Though our greeting is late, the empty tomb is more than worthy of our celebration year-round. We hope you had a great (though likely insanely busy) weekend and have some rest in sight! We’ve spent much of our recent time expanding our integrations with Church Community Builder and Rock RMS. Now…

  • February Product Update

    Can you believe it’s already February? We kicked off the year by releasing Smart Keywords, which allow you to use one Keyword for everyone in your church. We’re typically not ones to be dramatic, but Smart Keywords can entirely change the way your church communicates. If you haven’t already, grab a coffee (or tea –…

  • December Product Update

    Let us be the first to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Over the last few months, we’ve been hinting at some large changes coming to Clearstream, and we just released a few of these updates last week. Along with those new features, we’ve pushed a few smaller updates. Check out Workflow Branches, updates to…

  • New Feature: Workflow Branches

    When creating a Keyword Workflow, have you ever wished you could send a digital form only to people whose name you’re missing or send a different set of texts to those using your Keyword a second time? If so, Branches are for you. Using Branches, people can text in the same Keyword but receive different…

  • November Product Update

    In this season, we’re all reflecting a little more on what we’re thankful for. At Clearstream, our gratitude is centered around the gift of working with life-changing churches like your’s each day. Although we’re celebrating Thanksgiving this month, we feel a bit like elves getting ready for Christmas, as we’re preparing to release a string…

  • October Product Update

    Something about autumn brings a refreshing draw back to the basics. One of our core values at Clearstream is to be precise in all we do. This precision looks like consistently fixing bugs and pushing updates to keep our platform as reliable as possible. Precision also includes ensuring clarity in our communication so that Clearstream…

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