Top-requested features coming Spring 2019

Victoria S.
March 22, 2019
Your ideas are coming to life this spring. We’ve listened as families using Relay have shared their experiences and let us know about features that would make Relay even more useful as a communication tool, family GPS tracker, and more—and we’ve been working to make them happen. Now they’re almost ready. Here’s a sneak peek into what you can expect.

Coming this Spring:

sos, direct chat, message history

Get SOS emergency alerts

This feature allows your child to send an emergency notification from their Relay to your smartphone. Along with the notification, you’ll also get a live update of their location so you can make sure they’re safe.

Listen to message history

Never miss a message. With this highly requested feature, you and your child will be able to listen to messages right as they arrive or hear them later with the press of a button. 

One-on-one chats made easy

The Relay app is getting a makeover! In the new app, direct chats will be set up automatically so you can easily reach everyone on your account without manually setting up channels or talking to the whole group.

Coming soon:

geofencing, app only accounts

App-Only Accounts

This will allow for someone without a Relay to create an account and communicate with Relay users by receiving an invitation from the account owner. It’s perfect for grandparents, cousins, and co-parents to stay connected with their families.


Take your kid tracker game to the next level. With geofencing technology, you’ll know when your child is leaving or entering a specific location area by receiving smart alerts that you have set up—without checking your Relay app every minute.   And we’re nowhere near finished! We will continue to offer additional improvements through our software updates, so make sure you’re the first to know about new features by tuning into our email updates. You can sign up below.  

Notable Replies

  1. Wow this is incredible!!! These features are THE most important features! I’m so excited for all of them especially the non-relay app users for grandparents, non-custodial parents, cousins, etc. The emergency feature, geofencing & messages are absolutely amazing bonuses as well! These will all make relay something I can have my son use for many more years now! These would be great for the elderly… My grandmother who had dementia would’ve greatly benefited from this. I hope caretakers take advantage of relays for this purpose bc it’s so much easier than using a smartphone for the tech challenged. Thank u guys for listening & implementing so many amazing features - this makes it absolutely perfect for my son and our family…thank u thank u thank u!!!

  2. Thanks for your support! We couldn’t make any of this happen without your ideas. We are so excited to make these features available for everyone :grinning:

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