Stay in the loop when dates change
Last month, we added to-dos to the redesigned Schedule Card in Basecamp 3. This made it much easier to see what’s coming up on your projects.
But dates slip — due dates are shifted, events get moved—and Basecamp didn’t make it easy to see changes to your schedule. Starting today, whenever a to-do you’re assigned or an event you’re participating in is rescheduled, we’ll tell you about it.
Here’s how it works
Before, you’d only receive a notification when you were added to an event in Basecamp 3. Now, you’ll see a separate notification if that event gets rescheduled to a different date or time:
To-dos work a similar way. You’ll see notifications whenever due dates are added or shifted on your assignments:
Who will receive these notifications?
At Basecamp, we’re not huge fans of interruptions. To keep the noise down, we’ll only send these notifications to:
- People assigned to the to-do
- The person who made the assignment
- Event participants
Other subscribers will not be notified of date changes. That means you can comment on an event or to-do without being inundated with notifications.
What if I reschedule something multiple times?
In another effort to avoid notification overload, we’ve grouped things together:
- Hey! Menu: Hey! notifications are bundled for each item, so you won’t see 3 separate entries if your manager rescheduled that to-do or event 3 times in rapid succession.
- Emails: For folks who prefer email, we’ll aggregate to-do due date changes into a single message. So if a manager sets due dates for several tasks, you’ll receive just one email about it:
We hope this makes it easier to keep track of upcoming events and due dates in Basecamp 3. We’re working hard on more improvements in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!