Common Examples you can use to help get started with In-App Messages through OneSignal.
In-App Message Design
Use OneSignal's pre-made templates or design your own with the drag-and-drop editor or HTML builder. And yes, we do support In-App Message Carousels!
For the coders that want more control and customization, use HTML and our In-App JS Library to create your own. In-App Message HTML Templates are available to get you started.
For a personalized feel, use OneSignal's Tag Substitution to create a unique experience for each user. Example: Personalize In-App Messages
In-App Message Features
Each element within the message has "Click Actions" that can perform events such as prompting for push notification or location, adding tags, deep linking to a page or whatever you like! Specifics can be found in How to add Click Actions.
Displaying Messages AKA Triggers
In-app messages can be displayed to users (aka triggered) immediately on app open, after a certain amount of time has passed, or based on custom events. See How to add Triggers for details.
Lifecycle Events & Analytics
The OneSignal SDK provides a lot of methods to control your in-app message experience. This includes the trigger methods, pausing messages, handling custom click events, and following the display/dismiss lifecycle. For a full list of all provided methods, see In-App Message SDK Methods.
For gathering analytics, see Analytics of In-App Message.
Tutorials and Examples
In-app messages provide a lot of functionality. To help understand common use cases, we have several guides available to get you started hassle-free.
Push and Location Prompting
Recommended All mobile app users need to opt-in to receive push notifications. The best strategy to ask unsubscribed users to subscribe/re-subscribe to push can be found here with in-app messages. Also, if your app uses location tracking, you can ask for permission to track location with in-app messages as well.
Increase App Store Ratings & Setup Surveys
In-App Messages are a great way to ask users to rate your app in the app store and gather data. These guide will navigate you on how to set that up with minimal to no code required.
App Version Updates & Tutorials
Inform your users when you have added new products or features to the application and show them on how to use it!
Technical Use Cases
If you have a specific use case, please let us know by contacting
[email protected] and share those details. Common use cases we have seen are:
- Example: Trigger In-App Message from Push Open
- Example: Trigger In-App Message after closing an In-App Message
- Example: Target Certain Android Manufacturers and Devices
FAQ & Troubleshooting
For common questions on in-app message functionality, please review the below links. If you still need help, let us know by contacting
[email protected] with details and please provide a log following Capturing a Debug Log if you can.
Updated 27 days ago