Scheduling reminder in hours, not days, before the event
It would be very helpful if the reminder for the event could be scheduled in smaller increments than in days (for example an hour before the meeting).
1. The dialogue for scheduling actually allows this if one enters the decimal number. Unfortunately, the dialogue window then does not accept the data and refuses to "save".
2. This feature (i.e. scheduling prior to the event in increments smaller than entire days) is of a particular value now, when the meetings are often virtual. This way, the latest update with the link would add comfort to participants as they would receive the information "just in time."
3. The current automated alternative is to "change the timing of the event" some minutes ahead of the actual start, but this would potentially create confusion among the participants.
Gwyneth Moss commented
The Event Reminder email can be set at a number of days before the event. If it is set at 1 day people who sign up on the day of the event do not receive it, if it is sent at 0 days it goes out at the event start time which is too late. We include the zoom link in the Event Reminder so it is crucial that it is sent, received and not lost. People lose emails sent out the day before! Our wish is that it can be sent out HALF a day before the event.
Aero Club of PA commented
Seems silly to me that all event email announcements are disabled after the event starts. I have a multi-day event that I want to send reminders for. As it is, I have to keep moving the start date to the future so that I can send new emails. Additionally, not being able to schedule the time the emails go out is strange. If I want to schedule a reminder an hour before the event, I have to reset the start date to be an hour before.
Can you add a "schedule" reminder email option to include "1 hour" "30 min" and/or "15 min" prior to event (I like to prompt participants when it's time to log on).