Exciting beta feature: Event Fields Now Customizable

Groups use calendars for purposes that are different from those that personal calendars are made for. Teamup has been built for groups from the very beginning.  We have taken it one step further: Introducing customizable event fields.

This important new feature provides more flexibility for managers to make the calendar work best for their group needs: Now it is possible to rename the typical calendar fields like Who and Where, or create your own fields to organize and share information that is specific to your events. Click the image below to see an example in full size demonstrating the difference between the default and the customized event fields.

Customizable event fields

Like event signup and event comments, the feature of customizing event fields is currently on beta and is not yet supported in the Teamup iOS and Android apps, although it is accessible using mobile browsers.

Read more about event fields and how to customize them to best meet your needs.

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Beta Feature: Add Comments to Events

Many users have shared with us how they use Teamup, what works well and what they wish to have and why. The ability to add comments to events was one of the frequently requested features. We’re happy to share that we have released this feature on the Web version for beta testing and it is available to all free and paid users.

Please note the new feature is not yet supported on the iOS and Android apps at this time. It will be. Thanks for your patience.

How to use the Comments feature

The new comments feature can be enabled by the event creator as an option in the event editor:

Enable comments under options in event editor

Read more about how to use the new comments feature.

Use case examples

Possible uses of this new feature are diverse. Some examples:

  • Before or after a conference call, participants may post comments for discussion, even if some of them only have read-only access to the respective sub-calendar, or even no access to the calendar but the event page only.
  • Field crews with read-only access to jobs scheduled for them may add notes to the jobs directly therefore simplify conventional reporting processes.
  • For organizations that work with many freelancers, the comments feature may bring a great addition to their work flow.

We use Teamup to schedule crew events. So the notes section is filled with information about the event. We love the comment section because it’s a different area that allows us to note communications and correspondences with our freelancers. Even though we share this Calendar, we know that the comments are just for those who have the correct permissions and that’s important to us.   – Sean George, AVS

Share your experience

Once you have the chance to experience it first hand, we’d love to hear from you how you use it and what differences it makes for your organization. Feel free to drop us an email or use this form to share your story.

iOS and Android apps: Recent updates

If you haven’t updated to the latest versions of the iOS (v. 2.2.22) or Android (v. 1.2.65) apps, please do so on the App Store and the Play Store.

Key Updates in the Recent Releases

iOS App

  • Fixed various iOS 11 issues
  • Fixed event order in month view and display issues related to all-day events
  • Various usability improvements

Android App

  • Improved performance, loading faster especially for calendars with large amount of data
  • Fixed the crash problem with searching for sub-calendars in the sidebar
  • Fixed and optimized various issues related to event display

Options for sharing events now configurable

Share menu from context menuEach event on a Teamup Calendar can be shared via the Share menu.  This makes it possible to make any single event entry accessible to users who otherwise may or may not have access to the calendar or any calendar link. It is also very easy to share a single event to the social media, or add to a personal calendar.

share menuOver the past months some users have asked to remove the option to share events directly to social media for good reasons. We have now also made the Share menu configurable so that you may turn on or off any of the Sharing options.

Read more here.