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!
New in Basecamp 3: Get notified someone reschedules events & to-dos was originally published in Signal v. Noise on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.