Business Categories – Connect & Chat with People from all Industries

Business Categories on Dirct are growing and evolving all the time, offering you exciting opportunities to grow and engage with your audience.   As category superadmins and admins, you can do more in Business Categories – from making it easier for people to add new members to your category, to helping them make safe connections.   Invite new people to your category:     We know how important it is to bring new members to your category, so that’s why we have updated the way to invite and add new people.   Anyone can add new members to a category simply by tapping on the share button at the top of the category screen and selecting up to 50 members to add to the category at a time.   Bring new members through virality:     Your category could go viral throughout Dirct when your members forward a message from your category to any of their friends, groups, or other Business Categories. Every forwarded message has a label with your category name on it, so everyone who sees it knows where the message came from, and can tap the category name to join.   Help category members message privately and safely:     The members of your category can chat between themselves in hidden-number chats, and stay safe, as they don’t share phone numbers.   As a category admin or super-admin you can choose whether you want to allow your members to message you 1on1. Your members will be able to send you hidden-number chats, meaning that neither of you can see each other’s phone number.   You can leave the 1on1 chat at any time and delete all of the messages you sent. You can also choose to block individual members from messaging you, either by not accepting their initial message, or by blocking them from inside the chat at any time.     Engage with your members with polls:     Polls in Business Categories are a great way to get your members opinions on any question you may ask, without being flooded with comments. Polls are quick and simple to set up inside a category, and you can watch how members vote in real-time.   Manage your category from your computer:     You can manage your category from the convenience of Dirct on your computer. Add new members, create polls, send messages, block members, reply to hidden-number chats, and more. Dirct on your computer is fully synced with Dirct on your phone, so you can continue managing your category seamlessly.   Take these ideas and enjoy taking your category to the next level!