Push Notifications

Updated 5 hours ago ​by Sebastian Lastra

What are Push Notifications?

A push notification is a message that attendees receive via their web browser, or on their mobile phone, even if the app is not opened.

On their mobile device, the attendee will only receive this notification message if they enable this in their device settings. A push notification is sent to the attendee's mobile phone when the app is installed.

Push notifications can be general event announcements, a poll, or a new request for feedback for a certain activity, or the event itself.

Sending Push Notifications to all attendees

To send push messages, simply go to MARKETING > COMMUNICATION > PUSH MESSAGES.

When sending a push message there is a 140 characters limit. Do not use special characters such as quotation marks, apostrophes, backslashes or line breaks

You can send messages with each participant's name, title, company or headline. To include these fields, simply insert the parameters as dynamic content, such as: {{name}}, {{role}}, {{company}} and {{headline}}.

To send a new push notification, click on +Create Message in the right hand corner. A pop up will appear for you to write your message.

After you press Send, you will receive this message:

How to schedule a push notification to all attendees

If you prefer to schedule your message to be sent at a future time, you can select Toggle Schedule and select the time and date for your notification to be sent.  

Notifications will be scheduled in line with the timezone you have selected for your event.

To see more information on push message scheduling, click here

Push notification to attendees in an activity 

To send a push notification to the people participating in a specific activity, go to AGENDA > ACTIVITIES. Select the activity you'd like to send the notification from on the left side of the screen, and allow the panel to open on the right.

In the Details tab, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click SEND MESSAGE.

The same pop up will appear to allow you to write and send/schedule your notification.

Individual push notification for attendees 

To send a push notification to a single attendee, go to the attendees list (PEOPLE > ATTENDEES).

Select the attendee you would like to send the message to.

Click on the paper plane icon, write your message and click SEND MESSAGE.

How do these notifications look in the Virtual Lobby?

When delivered, the notification will appear like a browser notification in the top right corner of the Virtual Lobby, regardless of where inside the platform attendees are.

Yes - you can enter URL's in push messages, however it is advised to shorten the link as there are only 140 characters to write your message.