With the Announcements feature, you will never have to scramble to set up microphones or coordinate announcements with your team again. Whether it's for a last-minute change, an important reminder, or to drive eyes to your sponsors, learn how to use Announcements to send push notifications directly to your attendees' devices below!
Navigate to Announcements
Navigate to the Announcements screen by selecting your event from the My Events screen.
⭐️Keep in mind, the Announcements page is only available once your event is in the Published state.
Create and Customize Announcements
Click New Announcement to populate the message fields.
The From field allows you to select who the message will appear to be coming from. In most cases, you will want the announcement to appear as it is coming from your event. However, you could also select any Sponsor you have added to create a sponsored announcement!
The To field allows you to select who will receive this announcement. By default, the message will be sent to All Attendees.
If you are using Groups from the Users & Groups page, you will be able to select one or more Groups of attendees for a more personalized and targeted experience. For more info on Groups, check this out.
You can also send an announcement to all attendees with a specific session on their personal agenda by selecting a session. This is especially useful when a session needs to be moved or cancelled.
This is where you will write the message to your attendees. There is no text limit on this, but we recommend you keep it relatively brief. We recommend that you focus particularly on the first 150 characters, as they will appear on the push notification to the user's phone.
The Link field is optional. If you choose to use it, click the drop-down and select the link type: Internal or External.
Internal Links link to areas inside of your event app. This allows for easy navigation to related items in the app, creating an intuitive experience for attendees. For more info on internal links, check this out.
External Links link to areas outside of your event app, such as a website. The website will open directly when the announcement or push notification is tapped in the app. For more info on external links, check this out.
The Send field allows you to control when you would like to send the announcement. You can select Send Now or Scheduled Time. When you select Send Now, the announcement will be sent to all attendees in the app at that point in time. If you select Scheduled Time, you will be prompted to enter a future Send Date and Send Time for when the announcement should be sent.
⭐️ Keep in mind, the Scheduled Time option uses the time zone that the Event Location (AKA venue) is in. The Event Location is set in the Basic settings. For more info on where to find this setting, check this out.
Pro Tip! 😎
- You can also showcase announcements you send to your attendees on the Live Display. Check out the preview below ⬇️
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