Rather than replacing reliable communication channels such as email and SMS/text messaging, Joinable works in partnership with them, making communication even easier.
Since Joinable can be used like a group email or app message tool, it's important that it's used responsibly. It is designed for small, private groups, with an implicit opt-in agreement by the inviter to the invitee that they would like to receive messages from the group.
Every email sent on behalf of a group comes with an option in the email footer for a user to change their notification preference for that message.
Every email sent on behalf of a group comes with an option in the email footer for a user to change their notification preference for that message. We'll also remind members receiving messages through SMS, that they can change how they receive their messages and download the app.
It's tricky to get app notifications right for everyone, let alone email and text messages. Finding the right balance of removing friction, reaching everyone, respecting privacy and limiting interruption is impossibly hard. We've been thinking about this problem for a while (one of our co-founders has been working on this problem for more than a decade). Have ideas? Send us some feedback.