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Getting Social

Who to Follow?

You can follow other users, companies and groups.

Follow other users

  1. Click on the Search bar and type the name of your friend, nickname of your friend’s car, registration number or car’s brand.
  2. Click on the your friend’s and you will be redirected to his/her profile.
  3. Below the dashboard photo click on Watch and you are now following your friend.

Follow companies

  1. Click on the Search bar and type the name of the company.
  2. Click on the company and you will be redirected to its profile.
  3. Below the dashboard photo, on the pink banner click on Watch and you are now following the company.

Follow groups

  1. Click on the Search bar and type the name of the group.
  2. Click on the group and you will be redirected to the group page.
  3. Click on Join Group and you will be automatically following the group.

Or:

  1. Place the pointer on My Profile and click on Groups.
  2. On the top click on  All Groups where you can access all the existent groups on Carandus.com.
  3. When you find the group you are looking for, click on Join Group, on the same line as the name of the group, next to the View button.

Messages

Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about your messages.

How to send a message

There are two ways you can send a message:

You can send a message to a user or to a company directly through their profile:

Note: A user can only send a message to a company using the first method.
  1. Click on the Search bar and type who are you looking for or which company are you looking for.
  2. Click on what you want and you will be redirected to the user’s or company’s profile.
  3. Below the Dashboard photo, on the light pink banner you will be able to find a Message button. Click on it.
  4. Type your message content and click on Send.

Or

  1. On the top right of your homepage go to Messages.
  2. On the left column click on Compose.
  3. On the ‘To‘ field type in the first 3 characters of the user’s name, registration or car make.
  4. A drop down menu with some options will appear. Select the one you want to send a message to.
  5. On the ‘Send a Reply‘, type your message and click on Send Message.
Note: you can send a message to a user that is not on the drop down menu, simply by typing the full registration number.

How to send a multimedia message

Besides a text message you can also send images.

  1. On the top right of your homepage go to Messages.
  2. On the left column click on Compose.
  3. On the ‘To‘ field type in the first 3 characters of the user’s name, registration or car make.
  4. A drop down menu with some options will appear. Select the one you want to send a message to.
  5. Next to the ‘Send a Reply’ field you have an option to Attach Image. Click on it.
  6. From your computer or smartphone chose the image file you want to send. Click on Send Message.
Note: you can only send one image at a time

How to read a message

When receiving a message you will get notified via email and in your page.

  1. Click on Messages on the right top of the screen. You will be redirected to your inbox.
  2. Your new message will appear in green. Click on it.

How to reply

You can reply to a message directly once you open it. There is a text box below the message where you can type your answer. Click on Send Message.

Or you might want to reply later:

  1. Click on Messages and you will be redirected to your inbox.
  2. Click on the message you want to reply to.
  3. Type the content of your answer on the typing box. Click on Send Message.

Group Messages

You can create a group conversation or add people to an ongoing conversation.

To create a group conversation:

  1. On the top right of your homepage go to Messages.
  2. On the left column click on Compose.
  3. On the ‘To‘ field type in the first 3 characters of the user’s name, registration or car make.
  4. A drop down menu with some options will appear. Select the one you want to send a message to.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you add all your friends to the group conversation.
  6. On the ‘Send a Reply‘, type your message and click on Send Message.

To add a user to an ongoing conversation:

  1. On the top right of your homepage go to Messages.
  2. Click on the message you want to add a person.
  3. On the Send a Reply field type @ following the first 3 characters of the user’s registration, make or name.
  4. A drop down menu with some options will appear. Select the one you want to add to the conversation.
  5. Click on Send Message and the user is added to your conversation.
Note that the new user can access all your previous conversation.

Groups

Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about your groups.

How to create a group

  1. Place the pointer over My Profile and a drop down menu will appear.
  2. Click on Groups and you will be redirected to your groups’ page.
  3. Click on Create Group.
  4. Fill the text boxes – name of the group, what is your group about.
  5. Set your group as Private – only you and people you invite can see the content of the group and find the group using the search bar – or Public – anyone can join the group and find the group on the search bar.
  6. Invite users. See how it is done by scrolling down until you find the ‘How to invite users to join a group’ section.
  7. Click on Submit and Congrats! You just created your first group!

How to delete a group

  1. Place the pointer over My Profile and a drop down menu will appear.
  2. Click on Groups and you will be redirected to your groups’ page.
  3. In each group you have a list of actions. Click on Delete and your group will be deleted.
Note: You can only delete a group you created.

How to invite users to join a group

You can invite users to join any group you are in, whether you have created the group or not.

When you are the creator, on the respective box, type the user’s name or registration number of the user you would like to join the group.

Note: You can only invite users that you are following (Watch).

If you joined the group then follow the steps:

  1. Place the pointer on My Profile and a drop down menu will appear.
  2. Click on Groups and you will be redirected to your groups’ page.
  3. On the groups you joined section, click on Invite and a text box for adding users will appear.
  4. Type the user’s name or registration number of the user you would like to join the group..
Note: You can only invite users that you are following (Watch).

How to join a group

  1. Click on the Search bar and type the name of the group you would like to join.
  2. Click on the group’s name and you will be redirected to the group’s page.
  3. Click on Join Group below the black banner and you will now be able to access all the shared content and members of the group.

How to leave a group

  1. Place the pointer over My Profile and a drop down menu will appear.
  2. Click on Groups and you will be redirected to your groups’ page.
  3. Look for the group you want to leave and see the list of actions associated to it.
  4. Click on Quit and you will no longer be a member of the group.

How to share content

You can use your home page or you can use your Group’s page. To know how to share using your home page, please see Posting Content section. To post directly on the group, follow the next steps:

  1. Place the pointer over My Profile and a drop down menu will appear.
  2. Click on Groups and you will be redirected to you group’s page.
  3. Look for the group you want to share content and click on the group name or on the View button.
  4. The first thing you will see is a content box with the following options: Status, Photos, Video.

To share a Status (by definition, it is already selected):

  1. Click on Status (if not selected).
  2. Type what you want to share.
  3. Click on Post.

To share a Photo:

  1. Click on Photos.
  2. Click on Add Photo and chose the one you want to share.
  3. Add a description (optional).
  4. Click on Post.

To share a Video:

  1. Click on Video.
  2. On the first text box paste the video url.
  3. On the second text box you can type a description (optional).
  4. Click on Post.

 

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