Recurring & shareable links
Stephanie Antonucci Leathe
March 6, 2021
It's finally here: recurring events and static URLs! If you want to use the same URL for a certain type of event (i.e. weekly Sunday service, morning Bible study, etc), you will want to create a recurring event series. Plus, we've also changed the links on events so they are shareable on Facebook. Keep reading for more long-awaited updates!
P.S. Mobile apps for Android and iOS are nearing release. More information coming soon!
Here's what's new:
2 FEATURES • 1 IMPROVEMENT
- Recurring events have static URLs so you can use the same event link week after week
- Links are now shareable on Facebook
- Greeters aren't automatically moved into a new chat message with people who join the event
🎉 New Features
Recurring events have static URLs so you can use the same event link week after week
In Altar Live, you can create events with multiple occurrences. Events that belong to a recurring event series can each be individually edited and customized, but will all share the same URL. This means you can embed the link to your website or send it out to everyone, and the link will bring people to the the next upcoming related event in the series. You can schedule events in daily, weekly, and monthly increments. Learn more about how to set up recurring events.
At the end of an event, people are prompted to go to the next event. People who are in the event when the event ends will see an event ended screen with a countdown timer and button to navigate to the next event in the series.
The link will automatically update to the next event. When the Host ends the event or the system automatically ends the event, the event will update to the next scheduled event in the series.
Links are now shareable on Facebook
We've changed the Copy URL links so they are shareable on Facebook. We've been working to find ways around Facebook's algorithm for the past few months and are excited to be able to release this update! Learn more about how to share the link to your event.
The link that is generated for events will be long, but you can easily shorten and customize the link to something recognizable. Learn more about how to shorten Altar Live URLs.
Greeters aren't automatically moved into a new chat message with people who join the event
When a new person joins the event, the Greeter is no longer automatically moved into a direct message chat with the person. This means if the Greeter is chatting with someone else or writing a message to the General channel, they won't be unexpectedly moved into a new direct message channel. Automatic greeter messages are still sent to every new person who joins the event, though.