Rheaply is more than just a novel platform for researchers to
easily exchange surplus supplies. We think resource sharing is a natural precursor to collaboration and relationship-building, and can break typical departmental silos.
Messages can be sent as a personal note (either as a follow up to an offer/request) or prior to any transaction taking place. You can send private messages to someone on Rheaply in the following ways:
1️⃣Via the posts page (shown from admin view)
From your home page, you can click on "Offers" and it will take you to your "Exchange Center". The Exchange Center can also be accessed when you click on your profile button.
From here, click on the offer with the user that you want to message. It will take you to the screen seen below. You can either message them from that page by hitting the "Reply" button below "Message".
You also have the option to click on their profile picture and message them directly from their profile. Just click on the messaging icon the right of their profile picture.
2️⃣Via the Messaging Center (both in admin view or user view, shown here)
Whether you are just logging in or were browsing available listings, you have the ability to access the Messaging Center and send a message to another user. In the top right corner of your Rheaply site you should see a messaging icon (shown above). Once you click on the button, it will direct you to the Messaging Center.