Calendar in-app reminder notifications
Front’s in-app calendar reminder notifications are a helpful way to stay on top of your schedule. You can set a reminder time for calendars or specific events and Front will send you a desktop notification before your events. Note that calendar notifications are not yet available on mobile. In this article, we’ll walk through how to customize notifications for calendar and events.
Set default reminder notifications for a calendar
Open your calendar by clicking the Calendar icon at the top left of Front.
In the calendar list on the left side, hover over the calendar you want to edit reminders for, click the three-dot menu, and then choose Edit.
From the edit menu, add or remove notifications for this calendar. Front supports up to 5 reminders for a single event and the time of the notification can range from 0 minutes to 4 weeks before the start of the event.
Click Save to save your changes.
Note: The default notification settings that you set up in Front only pertain to push notifications; to set up default notifications as email reminders, you'll need to edit the notification settings in Google or Office 365.
Set specific reminder notifications for an event
For some events, it can be helpful to have reminders that differ from the default reminder settings of the calendar. Front also supports event-specific reminder overrides, which can be edited when creating or editing a calendar event. Simply open the event and adjust the reminder time.
Calendar reminders on mobile
We recommend using the native iOS, Android Calendar app, or the Google Calendar mobile app (Google Workspace users only) to receive reminders for your events on mobile. Any changes made on Front's desktop app will synchronize to your Google or Office 365 account and will reflect on your mobile device; with the exception of updates to notification times for events, which do not sync. Likewise, changes you make in the native calendar or Google calendar app on your device will synchronize back to Front Calendar on the desktop.
Front calendar notification behavior will vary depending on your device and the app you use to log in to Front.
- Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera: Calendar notifications will stay on your screen until you manually dismiss them
- Safari, Firefox: Calendar notifications will automatically dismiss after a short time
Desktop app: Calendar notifications will automatically dismiss after a short time
- Google Chrome, Opera: Calendar notifications will stay on your screen until you manually dismiss them
- Microsoft Edge, Safari, Firefox: Calendar notifications will automatically dismiss after a short time
Desktop app: Calendar notifications will stay on your screen until you manually dismiss them
I don't get calendar reminder pop-up notifications even though I set-up a notification for an event on my calendar. In order for me to get any notifications I set-up I have to run Outlook email in the background so that at least Outlook sends me reminder pop-ups. Is there a reason why Front does not provide a pop-up window for the calendar event reminder? I don't get an email reminder either. This would be extremely helpful to have some sort of notification. I am using a laptop. Thanks