Last year we launched some new sharing features that were a first in the banking industry. We’ve made a recent enhancement to this service that we are excited to share with you.
As you may know, SmartyPig users have the option to securely connect their existing Twitter and/or Facebook account to goals that they have chosen to share with friends and family. When Twitter is connected to a shared SmartyPig goal, SmartyPig will automatically post to that Twitter account any time funds are added toward meeting that goal. The Facebook connect feature works similarly, posting to the Facebook user’s wall every time funds are added toward meeting a goal that he or she has chosen to share.
The best part about this connectivity is that the posts and tweets happen automatically. So even if you are not logged in to your SmartyPig, Twitter or Facebook account, SmartyPig will continue to post tweets and wall posts on your behalf when funds have been added to your goal.
Even better, you now have the ability to designate the specific time at which you would like SmartyPig to post to your Twitter and/or Facebook account for your recurring scheduled contributions. Are your friends more active in the morning? Would you prefer to send information at night? The choice is yours! Share your dreams and aspirations with your social network. Chances are you’ll get encouragement and possibly a little cash from friends or family members who want to help you on your way!
As always, good luck with your goals!
Mike Ferrari, SmartyPig co-founder