Manual

Overview

Getting Started

Getting started with sesh is easy, just follow these steps:

  1. Invite sesh to your server
  2. (Optional) Configure your server's settings on the web interface
  3. Make an event with /create

And you're good to go! Read on to learn about all sesh has to offer.

Events
At its core, sesh is an event creation and management tool. Events allow server members to RSVP to an option of their choice to signify their attendance.
Events can be created in one two ways:
  • /create: This slash command is the simplest and fastest way to create an event, right inside Discord. Simply type /create and input the parameters. Note that the start time you input is always parsed using the server's timezone.
  • Web interface: Using the web interface to create events allows you to customize your event further - including changing RSVP options, setting the color, adding repeat options, and more.
Note: When sesh is first invited, every user is able to create an event in channels they have read and write access to. You can modify permissions for this on your server's settings page.
Basics
When an event is created, anyone with access to the channel can RSVP to it. Users who RSVP will be DMed a confirmation, which allows them to set reminders to the event if they choose. Users are able to remove or change their RSVP at any time before the event starts. Server
adminsUsers with Manage sesh permissions
admins
are able to add or remove users from the event listings page on the web interface.
By default, all times displayed on events use Discord timestamps. Discord timestamps are automatically displayed in the local time of the user viewing it, which means that you do not have to worry about converting between timezones. If you'd like to show the time in a specific timezone instead, you can enable Use Legacy Timestamps on your server settings page.

sesh will send a message at the event's starting time. This message will link back to the original signup message and also ping specificed roles and users. For information about how to customize or disable these messages, see notifications.

All event features can be seen on the event creation page on the web interface.
Managing Events
Event creators and server
adminsUsers with Manage sesh permissions
admins
have the ability to edit or delete a sesh event. To access these options, click on the ⚙️ icon accompanying the event signup message. This will trigger an ephemeral message containing edit and delete options.

Alternatively, you can navigate to the event listings page on the web interface view, or modify events. If you prefer using Discord, you can also use the /delete command to promptly delete an event.
Note: Though anyone in the server can view the event listings page, users will only be able to see the events that take place in channels that they have access to.
Polls
Polls are a great way to quickly and easily query your server members on whatever you want. They consist of a title and a list of options for users to vote on. Votes will be instantly reflected on poll message itself, giving you a realtime easily digestable view of the current results.

Polls can be created in one two ways:
  • /poll: This slash command is the simplest and fastest way to create an poll, simply type /poll in Discord and input the parameters.
  • Web interface: Using the web interface to create polls allows you to customize your poll further - including setting an end time, limiting votes to one per user, time-based options, and more.
Note: When sesh is first invited, every user is able to create an poll in channels they have read and write access to. You can modify permissions for this on your server's settings page.
Basics
When a poll is created, anyone with access to the channel can vote on it. By default, users are able to vote for as many options as they like, though the poll creator is able to limit this to one vote per person if they choose.
sesh supports two types of polls, Standard Polls and Time Polls. Standard polls contain simple text-based options, whereas time polls use Discord timestamps to display time choices in each user's local timezone. Time polls pair very well with events, allowing you to easily find a time that works for everyone and then creating an event off of the best time.

Polls offer a convenient way for users to actively participate by adding their own options to the poll. By simply clicking the button, individuals can contribute their suggestions, making it ideal for situations like polling for the preferred game to play. This feature can be disabled when creating a poll via the web interface.

Other advanced poll features can be seen on the poll creation page on the web interface.
Managing Polls
On non-anonymous polls, users can see who voted for what option by clicking the ⚙️ on the poll itself, and then going to the Voters section. The poll listings page on the web interface also supports a detailed breakdown of individual votes.
Furthermore, poll creators and server
adminsUsers with Manage sesh permissions
admins
have the ability to edit, delete, or end a sesh poll. To access these options, simply click on the ⚙️ icon accompanying the poll signup message. This will trigger an ephemeral message containing edit, end, and delete options. Alternatively, you can navigate to the poll listings page on the web interface to make edits or delete polls.

Commands

/create

Create an event
Creates an event in the server. Users will be able to RSVP to the event, and opt into reminders via DM. When the event starts, an event starting message will be sent to the channel the event was created in.

Once the event is created, users can click the ⚙️ button in order to manage their RSVP, view all attendees, or modify (edit/delete) the event. Only server
adminsUsers with Manage Server permissions
admins
or the creator of the event can modify the event.

Alternatively, you can create an event using the web interface. Use the web interface for advanced features such as repeat events, RSVP options, colors, and more. The event listings page on the web interface also provides a way to add and remove RSVPers from the event.

Parameters
title
The title of the event. Limited to 64 characters.
datetime
The time and date for the event. Must be in the future. Times will be parsed using the server's timezone.

in 5 hours

8pm on Friday

08/21 at 19:30

tomorrow at 5pm

/poll

Create a poll
Creates a poll in the server. Users in the channel will be able to vote on the poll. Results will be displayed in real time.

Once the poll is created, users can click the ⚙️ button to manage their vote(s), view graphs, or modify (edit/delete) the poll. Only server
adminsUsers with Manage Server permissions
admins
or the creator of the event can modify the poll.

Alternatively, you can create a poll using the web interface. Use the web interface for advanced features such as time-based poll options, setting a poll end time, customizing the embed color, voting restrictions, and more. You can also view and manage all polls in a server on the poll listings page.

Parameters
title
The title of the poll. Limited to 252 characters.
options
The options that users will vote on. Each individual option should be separated by a comma.
Limited to 15 total options, with each option limited to 230 characters.

Cats, Dogs, Giraffes

Blue, Orange, Red, Green, Brown

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

/ai

Use AI to execute a command
sesh AI is a GPT-powered command that allows you to run sesh commands with natural language. When running a command, you will be shown the output and be asked to confirm that it is correct before any messages are sent.

sesh AI currently supports the following features:
  • Event Creation
  • Poll Creation
  • Personal Reminders
  • Event Lists

Usage of the /ai command is subject to rate limits. Servers with sesh premium have a higher rate limit.

Parameters
prompt
The prompt to use for the AI

create an event called "My Event" with options "Option 1" and "Option 2"

show me my events in the #business channel

plan a meeting for 3pm and send me a reminder 20 minutes beforehand

/link

Create an importable calendar feed of events
Generates a calendar feed URL that you can add to Google Calendar or other calendar applications (ICS format). The feed will contain all events in the server viewable by the user who ran the command. See the channels parameter below for filtering options.

Users can also generate a personal events feed by clicking the 📅 button. This feed will only contain events that the user has RSVPed to.

If the server has Use Separate Channel Calendars enabled, the feed will only contain events in the channel the command is run in.

Server
adminsUsers with Manage Server permissions
admins
can reset all event feeds on the server settings page. This will remove all current server feeds (except personal feeds) and require a new feed to be generated by running the /link command again. Any users who wish to continue receiving the events feed will have to resubscribe to the new feed.

Parameters

/list

List events
Shows all ongoing and future events in the server. Times will be displayed in the server's primary timezone. Users can click the 🕐 button in order to display the list in their own timezone. Use the optional parameters below to filter which events are shown.

Clicking the 🔄 button will turn the list into a live list. Live lists are constantly updated in order to display all events in real time. Live lists also support pinning to the bottom of the channel via the 📍 button.

If the server has Use Separate Channel Calendars enabled, the list will only contain events in the channel the command is run in.

This command can also be used in DMs with sesh to see a list of all the events you have RSVPed to.

Parameters

/settings

View and modify sesh settings
Gives a brief overview of current sesh settings for the current server. Settings include default RSVP options for events, event and poll channels, custom command permissions, and more.

Users can click the Modify Server Settings button in order to edit the settings. Though everyone in the server can view the current settings, only
adminsUsers with Manage Server permissions
admins
can modify them. Users can also reach the server settings page by going to the web interface directly.

This command can also be used in DMs with sesh to view and modify your personal sesh settings.

/remind

Create a one-off reminder
Create a simple one-off reminder. The user who runs the command will receive a DM at the specified time. Other users can subscribe to the reminder by clicking the 🔔 button.

DMs from sesh must be enabled in order to receive reminders.

Parameters
title
The title of the reminder.
datetime
The time and date for the reminder. Must be in the future.

in 5 hours

8pm on Friday

08/21 at 19:30

tomorrow at 5pm

/delete

Delete sesh events
Delete one or more events in the server. The command will first show a list of events matching your query, then you can confirm which of them you would like to delete.

Server
adminsUsers with Manage Server permissions
admins
can delete any events in the server, whereas non-admins can only delete events they have made.

For a full list of deletable events, use the event listings page on the web interface.

Parameters

/premium

View or activate sesh premium features
Shows info related to sesh premium. Premium members can click the ✨ Activate button in order to enable premium features on their server.

This command can also be used in DMs with sesh in order to manage all of your activations.

/dashboard

View the web interface for this server
Responds with an embed that contains links to all the major sesh dashboard pages.

Parameters

/votepoints

Get vote points by voting for sesh on top.gg
Shows your current vote points and links to the sesh vote page on top.gg. Voting for sesh helps spread the word and we greatly appreciate it. You can also use vote points to activate and extend live lists.

Advanced Features

Sesh Calendar

Users can view an easy to digest overview of all events in their server with the sesh calendar view. This view can be accessed via the dashboard by any member of the server.

The calendar also allows
adminsUsers with Manage sesh permissions
admins
to easily duplicate, edit, or delete events. The calendar can be further customized with the following settings:
Publicly Accessible
Enabling this setting will make the calendar accessible to anyone with the public URL. That means users who are not part of your server can access it without having to log in to the sesh dashboard. The public calendar will also show all sesh events in all channels, even the private ones. If you do not want all of your events public to the world, do not enable this setting.

The public URL is always of the form https://sesh.fyi/dashboard/ServerID, where ServerID is the ID of your server.
Note: Viewing the calendar at the public URL can take up to 5 minutes to reflect changes, whereas viewing it via the sesh dashboard will always be up to date.
Show Discord Native Events
This setting determines whether Discord native events will appear in the calendar. Note that enabling this setting will only show current and future events, as Discord does not provide a way to view past events.
User Preferences

Users have the ability to set certain preferences that affect how sesh functions for them. These settings can be accessed and modified via the dashboard or by DMing sesh /settings.

Personal Timezone

The timezone sesh will use to display certain times, along with the timezone sesh will use to parse times created with slash commands if Parsing Timezone is set to Personal.

Parsing Timezone

Determines what timezone sesh will use to parse event times when creating events with /create. The server timezone can be set on your server's settings page.

If you have a personal timezone set, it is recommended to set this to Personal, so you can input times in your local timezone without having to convert them to your server's timezone first.

Event RSVP Confirmation DMs

Determines whether to send confirmation DMs when you RSVP to an event. These DMs are necessary for receiving event reminders.

Event RSVP Confirmation Replies

Determines whether to send ephemeral message replies when you RSVP to an event.

Event RSVP Overlap Warning

Determines whether to send a DM when you RSVP to an event that overlaps with another event you're attending.

Poll Vote Confirmation Replies

Determines whether to send ephemeral message replies when you vote on a poll.

Event & Poll Channels
If you'd like for a single channel for all of your events or polls, you can set a default event or poll channel on your server settings page. When enabled, all events or polls made with /create or /poll will be sent to the event or poll channel, regardless of where the command originated.
Event and poll channels can be customized in the following ways:

Only Admins can override - This setting determines which users are able to 'override' the event or poll channel. If enabled, non-
adminsUsers with Manage sesh permissions
admins
will only be able to send events or polls to the specified channel, and nowhere else. If disabled, users will be able to send events and polls to other channels as normal, though any events or polls made will still default to the set channel, unless explicitly modified.

Require Send Messages permissions - If enabled, users will not be able to create events or polls in the specified channel unless they have 'Send Messages' permissions for that channel. If disabled, users will be able to create events or polls regardless of their 'Send Messages' permissions.
Tip: Disabling Require Send Messages permissions is a good way to have a read-only event or poll channel, where users can create and interact with events or polls, but not send messages.
Discord Native Events
sesh allows mirroring of events to Discord's native events feature. Just check the "Mirror to Discord Native Event" box on the Create Event page. Alternatively, you can enable mirroring for every event on your server settings page.Discord native events will appear prominently in your server. Event listings will appear above your channel list, and a badge is shown on your server icon while the event is live.

When a sesh event is mirrored to a Discord native event, any changes to one will be applied to the other. For example if you rename the native event, the sesh event will also be renamed (and vice-versa).

For sesh to recognize RSVPs, users must signup via the sesh event message, and not the built-in Discord event viewer. The signup message will always be linked to in the description of the native event.
Note: Native events will be visible to everyone in the server unless a voice channel is set, in which case the event will only be visible to those with access to the voice channel.
Location Field
Discord native events have a customizable location field. The location appears in multiple places around your native Discord event.

You can choose one of three options for customizing the Discord native event location.

  • Event Signup Link - The location will be set to a link to the sesh signup message for the event.

  • Voice Channel - The voice channel for the event. When the event starts, the voice channel will be visually highlighted in Discord. Only users with access to the voice channel will be able to see the native event.

  • Stage Channel - The stage channel for the event. When the event starts, the stage channel will be visually highlighted in Discord. This option is only available if there is a Stage Channel present in the server.

  • Somewhere Else - Any text you want, limited to 100 characters.

Repeating Events
This feature is exclusive to premium servers.
sesh supports a wide range of options for creating repeated events. When the current occurrence of a single event ends, a new event with the same settings as the previous event will be automatically created. This is useful for events that occur on a regular basis, such as weekly meetings or daily reminders. Repeat options can be set for individual events via the web interface.

Users who RSVP to a repeated event will have the option to stay RSVPed for all future occurrences of that event, with their individual reminders persisting as well. This can be disabled by the event creator by unchecking the Allow users to maintain RSVP for future events checkbox.

Event creators also have the option of skipping the current occurrence of the event and going to the next one. This can be done by deleting the event as normal and selecting "Delete Only This Event".
Timezone
Repeated events have an option to set the timezone for the repeat. The timezone determines how the repeat event will handle daylight savings time. For example, if you create a weekly event that occurs every Sunday at 8:00 PM in the America/New_York timezone, the event will occur at 8:00 PM EST during the winter, and 8:00 PM EDT during the summer.

In other words, the event will maintain the same time of day in the timezone set, regardless of daylight savings time.
Interval Options
sesh supports a wide variety of repeat intervals for events, including:

Yearly - Repeat event on the same day every year, or a certain day of the week in a month, such as the second Monday of February.

Monthly - Repeat event on the same day each month, or a certain day of the week in a month, such as the first Friday.

Weekly - Repeat event on certain days every X weeks, such as every other Monday.

Daily - Repeat event every X days.

Hourly - Repeat event every X hours.
End Options
You can also optionally choose when a repeated event will stop repeating with the following settings.

After - Repeat event will stop repeating after X occurrences.

On Date - Repeat event will stop on a set date
Attendee Roles
This feature is exclusive to premium servers.
Attendee roles allow you to automatically add Discord roles to users who RSVP to specific options. This is useful for giving only event attendees access to private channels, or having a single role you can ping for all attendees. Attendee roles can be enabled through the event create page or by setting a server default via the web interface.
Note: Only RSVP options that have Is Attendee enabled will grant Attendee Roles.

Roles that can be selected are limited to only ones that the user can manage themselves. This is to prevent users from being able to assign roles they don't have access to. If you are seeing a role as having invalid permissions when it shouldn't, see here.
Options
In addition to setting the role itself, you are able to set when the role is added to the RSVPers:

User RSVP - The role is added immediately when a user RSVPs to the event

Event Start - The roles are added to all attending users when the event starts

Further, you can also set whether to remove the role attendees when the event ends. If an event duration is not explicitly set, the role will be removed one hour after the event starts.

Google Calendar Sync

Use Google Calendar? sesh supports full two-way sync with direct Google Calendar API integration for speedy syncing. Just type /link in your server to get started.


Alternatively, you can navigate to your server's settings page on the dashboard and go to the Sync tab.


Once you authenticate with Google, you'll be able to select which direction you'd like to sync your events in:



You'll also be able to configure some additional settings, such as which events to include, which Google Calendar to sync to, and more.

Premium servers have following benefits for Google Calendar sync (for all users on your server):
  • Unlocks Inbound and Bidirectional syncs (5 per user, per server)
  • Increases limit of Outbound syncs to 5 (default 1 per user, per server)
Known Issues and Limitations

Note that Google Calendar sync is still in beta. There are a few known issues we're working on, including:


  • Recurring events: Hourly repeat events are not supported by Google Calendar and will not sync
  • You may need to setup your sync again in case of a permissions or API error. In the future sesh will automatically resume syncing when errors are resolved.

We're also planning to add some more sync features soon, including:


  • Discord native event support
Troubleshooting

If Google Calendar sync is not working as you expected, try logging out of your Google account on the sesh dashboard and logging back in. If you're still having trouble, you can attempt to unauthorize sesh from your Google account, and reauthorize it by logging in.

Event Threads

sesh supports the ability to create a Discord thread for every event. This is perfect for keeping your server organized by keeping individual event discussion in one place. You can setup event threads to be automatically created for every event on your server settings page, or you can create them per-event on the create page.


Event threads can be customized in various ways, including:

  • Thread Title - The title of the thread itself, defaults to the name of the event. Can be customized further via placeholders.

  • Add Attendees on RSVP - Determines whether to auto-invite users to the event thread when they signup. Note that only users who choose RSVP Options with Is Attendee enabled will be invited to thread.

  • Event Start Message Destination - Where the event starting notification will be sent, either the thread itself or the parent channel.

  • Auto Archive Duration - Inactivity period of the thread before Discord will automatically hide the thread from the channel list.

Event Notifications

Notifications allow you to send reminders to any channel you like, at any time before or when the event starts. This is a useful feature to remind your members of upcoming events, or to notify them when an event starts.The title and description of a notification is completely customizable, allowing you to change the title and description of the notification message sent. Notification text also supports placeholders. You can modify an event's notifications on the event create page, or set server default notifications via your server settings page.

Tip: Want to ping all users who RSVPed? Assign a role on RSVP with the Attendee Roles feature and set that role to be mentioned with a notification.

Alternatively, use the Event Thread feature with Auto Join enabled and use a notification to mention @everyone in the thread.
There are multiple options available for customizing notifications, such as:

  • Fire Time - The time when the notification will be sent, relative to the event start time.

  • Channel - The channel the notification will be sent to. If set to event's channel, the notification will be sent to the same channel as the event signup message.

  • Message - The message of the notification. Supports Discord markdown along with placeholders. Note that both the title and the description can not be empty.

  • Mentions - Users or roles to ping when the notification is sent. Requires both the user and sesh to have valid permissions to mention the roles or users.

Notifications are limited to 5 per event, and you can not have two notifications in the same channel at the same time.
Event Templates

Event templates allow you to reuse, share, and favorite existing events in order to easily recreate them. Templates can be created from any event, and can be accessed from the event creation page, event listings page, or your server settings page on the dashboard.

Premium servers are able to save unlimited templates, whereas non-premium servers are limited to a total of three favorites.

When you use a template to create an event, all fields on the event creation page will be automatically populated with the template's values. Keep in mind that anyone in your server can use favorited templates, but the normal permission checks will still apply.


For instance, if an event template is initially configured with the channel set to #private-channel, any server user will still have the ability to utilize the template. However, the channel will be automatically switched to one that they have access to.

Note: Templates can only be favorited by those with Manage sesh permissions

Templates can be created from any previous event, or by simply using the current settings on the event create page. Opting for the latter approach enables you to save templates with certain essential event fields left blank, such as the start time.

You can view the details of an individual template at any time by clicking the button on the template item.

Server Logs

sesh stores detailed logs of everything that happens in regards to events, polls, and settings.


Users are able to view the logs for their server on their server settings page via the web interface. There is a log entry created for each of the following actions, with support for filtering by each one:

  • Event Create
  • Event Edit
  • Event RSVP
  • Event Remove RSVP
  • Event Delete
  • Poll Create
  • Poll Edit
  • Poll Add Option
  • Poll Vote
  • Poll Remove Vote
  • Poll Force End
  • Poll Delete
  • Settings Modify
  • Settings Premium Modify

At minimum, each log entry contains the user who performed the action, along with the type of the action itself.
Tip: Want to limit who can view the server logs? Use the permission system in the General section of your server's settings page to determine which roles have access.
Premium servers are able to view unlimited logs, whereas non-premium servers are limited to logs one day in the past.