You know how, when a friend writes you on messenger, a little notification pops up on your phone? You can now get the same when someone writes you in DiEM25, and you don’t even have to install a new app. We are sending notifications about DiEM25 private messages (and other crucial alerts) via the existing messenger apps Telegram and Viber.
In order to activate the notifications, just contact our bot:
Your privacy is not in danger: the notifications will not contain the content of the private messages.
Apart from private messages, the bot will also notify you if an AMV is about to run out and you haven’t voted yet, or if there is a big DiEM25 event in your city. Only really important stuff, maybe once a month.
If you want to follow what’s happening in DiEM25, including live Zooms you could join, new articles and videos, grassroots actions and GNDE, we recommend keeping an eye on the DiEM25 Feed. If you don’t want to refresh this page all the time, you could also get this feed delivered to your phone - just join one of our Telegram channels: English, French, Italian, German, Greek (MeRA25), Portuguese or Spanish. Note that these channels cannot let you know about new private messages because they are public channels, so you still need to contact the DiEM25 bot (see above) for those.
SMS are expensive while Telegram/Viber messages are free, so we cannot afford to send you a notification via SMS every time you receive a private message. However, once every few months we use SMS in order to alert people to big DiEM25 events happening nearby or to votes that have low turnout. If you want to opt in to these, go to https://internal.diem25.org/notifications
If you no longer want to receive notifications, or you only want to receive a certain type, you can change your settings at https://internal.diem25.org/notifications . The Telegram and Viber bots also understand the /stop command.
One of the skills taught to technically-versed NC members is how to send these notifications (along with newsletters), so you should be able to contact your national collective and request that they send a notification for you. Anyone with the right permission will find an item "Administration > Send mass SMS/Telegram" in their Members Area menu. If unsure, contact email@example.com.
It is not necessary to manually send notifications for any events that are created through the new "event templates" system, which is used for tours comprising several DiEM25 or MeRA25 events. This system automatically notifies all members who live nearby and have opted in.