v4.2.2 Update – Sending Messages to Teams and New Calendar Feed
Happy New Year!!! We have a couple new WorshipPlanning.com updates we’re excited to share with you! These were rolled out this morning.
Sending Messages from WorshipPlanning.com
While there has always been a way to send messages to various groups of people, it hasn’t been as easy as it should be. So, today we are introducing a new “Send Message” window that does a few features we think you’ll really find helpful. We’ve even put together a brief video on how it works - http://www.screencast.com/t/ZWDUrgpJK . With this update, you can now send a message…
…from the Worship Flow
To send a message from the worship flow page to a specific team, all you have to do is click on the new “email” icon in the team assignments panel. This will open the Send Message window and pre-populate the “To” section with those scheduled to serve (pending, accepted, or tentative).
…to an individual, team, or arbitrary list of people
When you access the Send Message window from the Worship Flow, you’ll have a list of options as to whom the recipients will be, based on their serving team, assignment status, and service times. You can modify these options or manually add or remove people using the “Manual Selection” section. You can also remove anyone from the “To” section by clicking the “x” icon next to their name.
If you are accessing the Send Message page using the navigation menu (which now resides under the “People” navigation heading), you’ll still be able to select team and individuals using the checkboxes.
…using previously sent message text
If you’d like to resend a message, or simply use a past message as a starting point, the new “Past Messages” option allows you to select a message you’ve sent in the past. We’ll keep track of up to 10 unique messages for you to reference.
Calendar Feed for Assignments
Our new “assignments feed” allows you to integrate your WorshipPlanning.com assignments into the calendar of your choice via a real-time feed URL.