You can now enable a text-based chat room on your fan page to help build your community!
For a while now, y'all have asked for a feature to let fans interact with each other. So, we created chat rooms. Chat rooms are a simple and effective way for podcasters to build community and encourage audience engagement. Fans want to chat with each other and connect around a common interest…your podcast. PodInbox chat rooms provide a turnkey solution for this.
And being an integrated feature in our fan page platform, podcasters can optionally monetize their chat rooms with a flat-fee or a monthly subscription, by making it a private chat room.
How It’s Different
Unlike other more complex community platforms and dedicated chat apps, PodInbox chat rooms are simple. It’s a real-time, text-based chat, that conveniently lives right on your PodInbox fan page.
We see it as an entry point to activate passive listeners. Chat should be a low-barrier fan action. When fans participate in a chat room on your fan page, they’re taking the first step into being a member of your community.
It's not designed to be something overly complex or burdensome, like Slack or Discord. Rather, it's meant to be lightweight and welcoming, like a YouTube live chat.
Also, we want to help podcasters know their listeners. So when a fan participates in your chat room, we organically capture them right in your PodInbox contacts list.
If you already run a membership group, like a community, course, or cohort...we still a chat room is a good "first step" into your other paid offerings.
How It Works
PodInbox chat rooms are available on all PodInbox account tiers. You can enable or disable your chat room with a simple toggle.
You can easily set your chat room’s cost for access…with options being free, one-time payment, and monthly subscription. The exact pricing is totally customizable. Creating a private chat room is a great way to monetize and reward your engaged fans.
You can learn more about our new Chat Rooms here. Enjoy!