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How-To: Adding Maps and "Add to Calendar" to emails

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How-To: Adding Maps and "Add to Calendar" to emails

How can I add a "Map w/Directions" and"Add to Calendar" features to my emails?

It works with Invitations but I can't figure out how to make with work with an email.
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How-To: Adding Maps and "Add to Calendar" to emails

UPDATED: July 2018

 

Hi Thomas,

 

This is a feature you can enable for events and event emails. Currently for 3GE emails, adding an event to your calendar is only available in an an RSVP Block. What you can also do as a workaround is create a screenshot of a map and you can type out the date and time of the event in your email. Doing that will allow most email programs and smart devices to add it to the device's default calendar program.  

 

We have a function in our 2GE system which will allow you to easily add links to your next 5 events in your email marketing emails. The soonest Event will display first and the rest will follow chronologically. You can't pick and choose which events to add, the list is automatically generated for you.  For assistance with this, please view our FAQ  by clicking here.  I hope this helps.

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How-To: Adding Maps and "Add to Calendar" to emails

what about the part of this question re: adding maps w/ directions?

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How-To: Adding Maps and "Add to Calendar" to emails

Jarrad M, I don't want to have to create an event. This is part of a newsletter that goes out each week. I just want to be able to create an "Add to my calendar" so it will open Outlook with the date/time and populate the title of the invitation, etc. Then I want to add a small map to the location so it will open Google Maps (or MapQuest) and show the location with directions. All this works in Events, I just want to be able to make it work with an Email. Tom

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How-To: Adding Maps and "Add to Calendar" to emails

Hi, You cannot currently add a calendar link to an Email Marketing newsletter. The functionality is currently only available for Event Marketing. Sorry for any inconvenience. There is a workaround for adding a Google Map to your Email Marketing newsletter. This workaround is inserting a screenshot of your map, and connecting it to Google Maps directly. I'm also going to pass on your feedback to our product development team to see if we could implement these features in the future. Thanks, Jarrad

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Re: How-To: Adding Maps and "Add to Calendar" to emails

Jarrad,

 

Is there any coding workaround for those of us who ARE HTML proficient RE: "Add to My Calendar" functuionality?

 

I agree with previous customer that we have many events we do not want to set up an Event Marketing registration for - just the calendar link.

 

Would love a code snippet if you have one, or some other workaround.

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Re: How-To: Adding Maps and "Add to Calendar" to emails

Yes, we want to be able to add an "Add to Calendar" link to our monthly newsletter, when promoting something like an open house. We do not want to have to set up an event. Constant Contact developers  -  please, pretty please? 

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Re: How-To: Adding Maps and "Add to Calendar" to emails

Hi,

 

Thanks for your feedback. This is something that is currently under review. As we get more information, I'll let everyone know.

 

There is not currently an HTML workaround for this. I'm sorry for the late reply.

 

Thanks,

 

 

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Re: How-To: Adding Maps and "Add to Calendar" to emails

Ditto the request to please add "Add to Calendar" functionality to the e-mail section. 

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Re: How-To: Adding Maps and "Add to Calendar" to emails

I have done "Add to Calendar" by creating an event in Outlook, saving it as an .ics file, then uploading it to our website and adding "Add to Calendar" to my email and linking it to this page.  It's a pain, but works.

 

Gail