Open Chat: Relay is better with friends, so get chatting!
December 6, 2018
Relay keeps people connected. It connects families, letting parents keep track of kids. It lets kids find freedom without being exposed to smartphones before they’re ready. But Relay is also fun for kids—that’s what sets it apart from the trackers and boring kids phones out there. And now Relay is keeping kids connected to their friends. If kids needed another reason to love Relay, to want to carry it with them on their playtime adventures, this is it.
We’re proud to announce Open Chat
Friends deserve channels of their own. With Open Chat, you can connect your Relay or app with any Relay user on any account. You can always be just a button-press away from a great conversation.
Imagine the possibilities:
An easy, safe way for our kids to talk to their best friends
The best way to keep in touch with big groups
Talk to fellow parents without the hassle of dialing and texting
Using Open Chat is easy
When you create a custom channel in your Relay app, you will now have the option to invite Relays from other accounts! You can share your invite code through text, email, or however is convenient for you. The invitee simply opens the link and gets the option to accept the invitation in their Relay app.
More fun for kids
No longer just a way to call home, a way to listen to music, or a way to play silly games—Relay can be instrumental to play in a whole new way. From planning playdates to chatting over holiday vacations, Open Chat lets kids maintain and grow their friendships while keeping them safe from social media, texting, and other less personal ways of keeping in touch. If your kid’s friends don’t have Relays yet, now is the perfect time to share your referral code—give a free month of service and get awesome prizes!
Plus even more screen-free features
Open Chat is just one more way we are taking Relay to the next level with kid-friendly, highly customizable features that kids love. We’re constantly adding new features to the channel store and improving the ones we’ve got. Here’s what’s new this week:
Joke of the day
What do you call a channel with frequent, fresh, and funny new content? We’re calling it Joke of the Day. You can hear the day’s new material or go back and listen to your old favorites to show your friends. Just tap the talk button for laughs!
More languages to learn
Our Spanish language translator has some new friends—now you can choose from 13 languages in the Translate channel. In your Relay app, pick two languages per Relay to hear translations. For example, if you pick Portuguese and English, your Relay will translate English into Portuguese and Portuguese into English! You can change languages any time through the Relay app.
Be a part of Relay’s new features
We want to bring new features to Relay, especially features that make life easier for our members. And nobody knows our members better than they know themselves—we want to hear your ideas! Let us know what kinds of features you’d like to see in the future by posting in the Relay Neighborhood. Other users can vote on ideas, discuss how they use Relay, and your idea will be seen by the Relay team, guaranteed.