Family contacts who use TalkingPoints for Families can choose to turn on shared messaging to be in a group conversation with their child's teacher and other family members. When teachers send a message to one family contact, the message will automatically go to all of the family contacts who have opted into shared messaging.

*Please note:

  1. Opting into shared messaging is only available on the TalkingPoints for Families App. Teachers cannot sign families up. Family contacts who use text messages for TalkingPoints will not have access to shared messaging.

  2. Once two or more family contacts have turned on shared messages, their messages to the teacher will be visible to the other family contacts who have opted in. If a family member decides to turn off shared messaging then their messages will no longer be visible to other family contacts.

  3. When shared messaging is turned on for two or more family contacts, the teacher can no longer send a message to any of them individually through TalkingPoints. If a family member decides to turn off shared messaging then the teacher can again send that family member individual messages.


    Family Web

    1. Select a message thread of the teacher whose class you want to use shared messaging for.

    2. Click the purple icon in the top, right-hand corner. This icon will only appear when there is at least one other family member associated with the student.

    3. Click the "share messages" toggle to opt in.


    Mobile App

    a. Tap the message thread of the teacher whose class you want to use shared messaging for.

    b. Tap the purple icon in the top, right-hand corner. This icon will only appear when there is at least one other family member associated with the student.

    c. Tap "share messages" to opt in.


    *Please note:

    Once the two or more family members turn on shared messaging, their initials will appear in the top, right-hand corner of the message thread.

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