Insert "Add to Calendar" link into email

Two ideas : 1. Allow event announcements to be added to my calendar to be posted on web site. 2. My calendar should help us capture contact info. If someone views my calendar have a pop-up that asks if their information can be added to the contact list. No one wants to go to another form to complete anymore. As you know, sites are using google or facebook log-on button so you do not have to type info. Typing info over and over again is passe

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LauraF366
Frequent Participant

Hi,

 

Has a solution been implemented? Now that all of our events are on zoom (June of 2020), we need our members to be able to add events to their calendars set reminders.

 

Thank you!

FirstNameL21154
Consulting & Training

Hello!

 

I want a button to Add to Calendar in a standard email campaign. Our organization does not need an event page with a registration form as the event platform we use already does this for us. We do not need to upgrade to Plus with the RSVP option because our event platform already does this. We just need the ability to Add to Calendar without creating an event landing page OR having to create an ics URL from Outlook (prohibited by the security protocols of many organizations, including ours).

 

Thank you.

Frankie_P
Moderator
Status changed to: Open Questions

Hi @FirstNameL21154  are you looking to include a stand alone add to calendar link? How does the "add to calendar" on the Thank You page for a RSVP block not fit your needs?

FirstNameL21154
Consulting & Training

Hi! We do not need to track the number of attendees through your services because our event platform, GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar does that for us so upgrading to a Plus account for the RSVP function is not a value for us. The ability to add a stand-alone add to calendar link would be.

 

Thank you!

Frankie_P
Moderator
Status changed to: New

Hi @FirstNameL21154 thanks for clarifying this request for us! We have merged your idea into a similar thread.

LauraL0303
Frequent Participant

I had to save a calendar file, and host it onto a separate location just to direct link into my newsletter. I would be nice if you guys hosted the file extension. 

OzarkC
Participant

Any update? This would be amazing. The RSVP box currently available is similar in concept, but it really lacks some features needed like adding to google calendar, the ability to link to a paid ticket, edit text size, etc.  I wonder if this feature could be tweaked to be be more customizable. Thank you! 

VersaFlex
Regular Participant

Has any progress been made on this feature? A simple Add to Calendar widget would be so useful and would side-step a lot of the issues that I currently have with utilizing the Events campaigns or the RSVP widget. 

Frankie_P
Moderator

Hi everyone, we apologize this feature is not yet available!

 

There are many factors that are used to decide what is added to or updated in our product which can cause us to sometimes not have a timeline for when a feature will be available. Though this may be the case, we are continuing to collect feedback and requests on this feature through this thread. The more requests an idea receives the higher a priority it can be given by our Product Team. We will also reach back put to this thread when we have any further updates.

CWTA
Regular Participant

Getting Constant Contact Up to Speed! Add to Calendar and Thumbnail of Campaigns. There really is NO excuse for an event management system to not have Add to Calendar options that interface with all the major calendar platforms--not just Microsoft Outlook, but certainly Google among others. When are you going to FIX this?? It's in the email campaign interface, it's in the email registration, it's in the email confirmation, it's everywhere and it's maddening. I would think the Add to Calendar option would be an essential part of the service you offer. NO? And, while you're at it, why not create thumbnails for email campaigns (like you do for emails) so there is a visual reference to Something for the user to quickly identify. I really don't think either of these things is a matter of rocket science. Of ALL of the virtual program emails I have registered for over this past year, Constant Contact is the ONLY one with the Add to Calendar still referring to Microsoft Outlook only. Isn't it about time you guys got up to speed???

MalabikaS
Consulting & Training
I would like to offer my clients the ability to click a link to automatically add all the information about my program to their calendar.
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