Basecamp 3 Help > Working in Projects > Automatic Check-ins

Automatic check-ins

Automatic check-ins go out to your team on a regular basis. You can send them daily, weekly, or monthly. Everyone in the Project or on the Team or Company HQ Site can see the responses. Automatic check-ins keep teams up to date, and help your users get to know each other better.

automatic check-ins

At Basecamp, we use automatic check-ins to find out what everyone is up to. Every day, we ask people what they're working on, and what they had for lunch. Once a week, we ask people to take a picture of what they look like that day. Every other Monday, we ask people to share a good recipe. Once a month, we ask what people are reading, because who doesn't need a recommendation for a good book?

To set up an automatic check-in, click the Automatic Check-ins card in the Company HQ, Project, or Team site and click to Set up an automatic check-in.

Basecamp's automatic check-ins

Type your question, select who should be asked, then select how often and at what time you’d like to ask it.

timing for automatic check-ins

When it's time to answer an automatic check-in, you'll receive a notification.

To pause a check-in, go to the check-in and click Stop asking people below the title:

turning off an automatic check-in

To start asking a check-in that’s paused, go to the check-in and click the big green button below the title:

turning off an automatic check-in

To delete a check-in, click the check-in in question and then click the File... option and select Trash.

trashing an automatic checkin