When accessing an Approval Messenger on a mobile device, DF Studio automatically provides a layout optimized for touch interaction and smaller displays. The process matches the desktop Approval Messenger experience, with a few adjustments and enhancements to fit the mobile context.
A Messenger begins as a secure link in an email message, which contains further details about the expiration date, and any requests from the DF Studio sender. Each Messenger link is unique to its recipient, though the same group of assets can be shared with multiple recipients at once.
The link will open in a web browser on the mobile device. (In some cases, a PIN will be required to access the Messenger. See Messenger PIN for further details.)
Each new Messenger begins with an introductory overlay displaying details regarding the Messenger and its sender. To skip this overlay when accessing this Messenger in the future, tap to check the circle next to the words "Don't show this message again" before dismissing the overlay.
Next, the Messenger will display a proofsheet grid of images, each displaying its default approval state. A menu (accessible from the icon at the top left) provides access to additional information and features specific to the Messenger, with a “Complete” button for transmitting the final decisions back to the sender in DF Studio.
Images are displayed in a proofsheet grid view by default, but can also be displayed in 1-Up view by tapping on the thumbnail image. Use the navigation icons at the bottom of the 1-Up view to move from one image to the next, or swipe left or right across the image.
Zoom in on any preview by pinching two fingers apart in a standard “enlarge” gesture. Exit the zoomable view by tapping the “close” icon in the top right corner.
Return to the grid by tapping the grid icon in the upper right of the 1-Up view.
If the sender has specified a default approval state, all images will begin in that state; otherwise the images will begin without an approval state. Tap the “Yes” (thumbs up) or “No” (thumbs down) button to approve or “kill” each image. Approved and “killed” images will be highlighted with a green or red border, respectively. Approval decisions can be changed up until the Messenger is submitted. Swipe or tap to view the next image.
At the top of the frame, the Messenger will display the number of images “killed”, and their percentage of the total assets shared. If the Messenger sender has specified a maximum “kill percentage”, this will be displayed also. It will not be possible to “kill” additional images after reaching this threshold; changing another image to “approved” status will recalculate the percentage to allow an additional “kill”.
Complete a Messenger
When all approvals have been set, tap the menu icon in the top left and tap “Submit Approvals” from the Messenger Menu to reveal a screen for submitting the Messenger and notifying its sender. An optional message can be submitted along with the completed Messenger, which will be attached to the Messenger in the sender’s DF Studio account. Tap “Submit” to complete the Messenger.
Start a Conversation
If the sender has enabled comments on the Messenger, a Conversations icon will appear at the bottom of the 1-Up view. Tap the comment box to begin typing a comment on an individual asset—when finished, tap “Return” on the keyboard, or tap the speech bubble icon to submit. Comments in a conversation are submitted immediately—that is, it is not necessary to submit the Messenger in order for the sender to view and reply to comments in DF Studio. Replies from the Messenger sender will appear in the conversation thread. See Start Conversations Around an Asset for additional details.
If enabled, an icon to view image captions will be present along the bottom toolbar of the Messenger view. Tap to enter the caption view, and tap again to return to the default 1-Up view. For more information about features available in the Mobile Messenger, see Navigate a Mobile Messenger.
The Caption and Conversations views persist across all assets, so it is possible to swipe through multiple assets in 1-Up view without tapping each time to reveal a particular feature. Tap the icon again to dismiss the feature view and return to the standard 1-Up preview.
Messengers will automatically expire on the date mentioned in the Messenger email, and may be expired earlier by the sender in DF Studio if necessary. After a Messenger expires, the Messenger will no longer be viewable by the recipient, and the approval state of its included messages cannot be changed—they will remain in the last approval state that was set, or in the default state if no approvals were set by the recipient.