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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: Polls

    Have you ever wanted an easy way to gather feedback from your church? Polls, just might be the answer! Now you can easily survey your members, let people submit a vote, or share their feedback using Polls. Maybe you want to engage your congregation with an opener question, quiz your youth group with some bible…

  • 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…

  • November Product Update

    Happy November! It’s always refreshing to enter this month and refocus on all we have to be thankful for. 🧡 We’ve been busy updating several parts of our platform over the past several weeks (mostly boring, behind the scenes stuff). But today we launched a fun, new, not behind the scenes feature: Notes! And that’s…

  • A2P 10DLC Update

    Quick Summary A2P 10DLC (application-to-person 10-digit-longcode) registration is mandatory if you use 10-digit local numbers for mass texting. You can use your same local number in your Clearstream account. You don’t have to create a new number. Registering your local number for A2P will result in increased message throughput in most cases, improved deliverability, and…

  • Messages Page: A Transformation

    Since January, our team has made significant updates to the Messages page, where any mass or individual texts are scheduled and sent out from your account. Since small changes add up over time, we wanted to recap how this page has changed and review what all you can do! Check out the timeline of updates…

  • August Product Update

    Welcome to August! It’s hot and humid here in Florida, with no end in sight. Regardless, we’re grateful to be in the sunshine state! ☀️ If you haven’t heard, we recently released recurring messages. Woot woot! Now you can schedule out your daily, weekly, or monthly reminders much… much more easily. We also made our…

  • July Product Update

    Happy belated 4th of July! We hope you had a great, relaxing weekend. You’ve likely noticed several changes to Clearstream in the last month. We’re excited to share design updates that will allow you to see more information about how your church members and guests are interacting with your Clearstream account. Check out these updates…

  • 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…

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