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A quick announcement on a new notifications feature that we added to ShareDesk this week.
As you may have noticed, the upper right corner of the screen has been redesigned to make room for our new notification system. This is created to alert you of all events and activities that happen on your ShareDesk account- such as messages, booking requests, product announcements and similar events. The system is configured to send you (if you have signed up to receive them) along with a notification that will appear in this area mentioned above.
For hosts, new booking requests will automatically create an alert, marked by a highlighted small bell icon at the upper right corner of your account page. Similarly when a booking requests is accepted or rejected, a notification will be created for the users as well. Please note that system notifications we send you regarding your account will appear in the same area. Finally, we have improved messaging system to create alerts in notification area, marked with a balloon icon. We are making some exciting improvements to the messaging and interactions functionalities to be more fluid and encourage community discussions.
Please note that each alert is followed with an email notification which is sent to your user e-mail account. You can easily adjust your email settings to suit your preference. (e-mail settings can be changed in the Profile Page, under the “email settings” tab).
The old days of the back-end dashboards will soon come to an end, at least for ShareDesk! We’re making bold updates to ShareDesk’s “Manage Space” page to be more integrated and easier to complete.
With our updated dashboard you’ll be able to create and edit shared workspaces in a click-to-edit format. This means that you’ll be given a clean template of your space page that you can simply edit by clicking on the various sections, which prompt a pop-up module to input your information. This makes it easier and more efficient for you to work through creating a profile for your shared workplace and personal profile. You will then be able to see your progress and final result without having to browse back-and-forth or opening new windows.
(The screenshots below showcase an example of how you would edit workstations.)
Soon we will unveil our Community Reviews feature to help you better learn about your fellow coworkers and shared workplaces. Community Reviews will help facilitate a way to provide feedback and ensure accountability. Each time you rent a space or join a new community, you are able to share your experience. These experiences collectively help create a more informed community, and improve the experience for ShareDesk members.
These are just a few features that we have put into the pipeline based on our discussions and your feedback. Please continue to share your thoughts with us on these and future updates and let us know how we can make ShareDesk better.