Once your stories are ready to go, you can either schedule them for publishing or publish them immediately. Here's how to do this:

Scheduling a bulletin 

If you haven't already done so, decide on a descriptive name for your bulletin. This name is for internal use only, and will not be seen by your audience. Type your bulletin's name in the 'Title' box beneath your collection of stories.

Beneath the title box, you will find a field that allows you to set how long you want your bulletin to remain online. We recommend at least 12 hours to give your audience enough time to read the bulletin. (Once this time is up, your bulletin will expire.)

Once your bulletin's title and lifespan have been set, click the 'Schedule' button.  

A box will pop up, prompting you to set the day and time you want your bulletin to be published. 

Click the red 'Schedule' button once you have adjusted your date and time. (Note that the time of day that your users will receive the bulletin is according to the timezone you set up under your account settings.) 

Once your bulletin has been scheduled, its status on the main list will change to 'Pending.'

Cancelling a scheduled bulletin

As long as the bulletin hasn't been published, you will also have the option to cancel publishing. Click on the bulletin and select the red 'Cancel scheduling' button to do this.

You will be asked to confirm that you want to cancel the scheduled bulletin. To proceed, click 'Cancel scheduling' again.

The bulletin's status will switch back to 'Draft.'

Publishing a bulletin immediately

To publish your bulletin immediately, start by selecting the bulletin you want to send to your audience. Make sure that your bulletin has a title, then press 'Publish.' 

You will be asked to confirm that you want to send the bulletin. 

Once your bulletin is published, you will only have the first minute to choose to unpublish it. To do this, hit the red 'Unpublish' button at the bottom of the bulletin page.

You will need to confirm before the bulletin is revoked.

To avoid any errors, we recommend that you preview your bulletin before publishing it.

What's next?

  • Want to learn more about how to send bulletins in test mode? Check out this article.
  • Have your bulletins expired? Understand your bulletin's status.
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