We are excited to launch the Events Platform to our global developer community!
We know it’s been frustrating to not be able to promote your own events, and we’ve been hard at work on the Events Platform to make events as valuable and accessible as possible.
This feature is currently in experimentation, and will be rolling out to a portion of users on certain device types. Stay tuned for more details on full rollout!
In January, the Events Platform beta was released to the developer community. Now, it’s available to all developers. The Events Platform tool empowers you to create and schedule time-based events within your experiences. You can leverage this tool for special events, challenges, experience updates, offers, and more.
We’re rolling these features out to users gradually, but everyone will be able to see and interact with events in the coming weeks.
Creating an event generates an Event Details Page that displays a title, description, and media about the event, as well as a countdown to when the event will start. This is similar to the Experience Detail Page. The page can be easily shared as a link. When the event begins, users can click the “Join Event” button to join your experience.
After creating an event, upcoming and live events will be displayed on the experience details page, which displays the event title, time, and a preview of the description. This will allow users to easily find and learn about upcoming events for your experience.
Users can click “Notify Me” on both of the above discovery surfaces in order to opt into event-specific notifications.
When the event starts, these users will receive “stream notifications” in their notification inbox. Just click, and you’re in. Stream notifications will be accessible in the users’ inbox for the duration of the event, making it easy for them to hop back in at any time.
Users can also opt-in to receive push notifications for an event. When the event starts, opted-in users will receive a notification on their device that will take them into your experience.
To create an event, simply go to the Creator Dashboard in Creator Hub. Events will appear as a tab under the “Creations” page on Creator Dashboard, allowing you to create events and manage existing ones.
We want to empower you to bring your creativity to life, and we hope the Events Platform will help you spotlight your creations.
Check out the documentation for more information on how to get started!
Your feedback is crucial to our process! We have some exciting things being worked on which we can share at a later date - but let us know in the comments what you think and if there’s anything you want to see in the future.
Can I create an event without an attached experience or in another developer’s experience?
- No, an event must be tied to an experience that you own, or to a group that you own
Who can create events for a group?
- Only the group owner may create events for a developer group
How many events can I create?
- There is a limit of 10 published events at any one time, but you can create as many drafts as you like!
How can I share events with users off-platform?
- After creating an event, a link to the event details page will be generated that you can share with users on or off platform