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What does the user expect to see when they upgrade a feature that they future dated? example: I purchased an add on to an app but set it to start 1 week for now, what should i expect when i look at the dashboard?

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Do I display anything here or is the email sent when they upgraded enough? or would a note on top of the page be enough?

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    What type of application is it? Who are the users? How often do these addons get turned on? – Andre Dickson Oct 25 '16 at 19:38
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Treat this as a Notification

  • Since Dashboard page real estate is very important, I'd suggest you use it as a Notification / Message.
  • Place an icon in the global navigation which represents the notification / alert.
  • Based on your requirements and if your app supports any other notifications, you can use Bell icon with the number (to show how many notifications are yet to read).
  • If your app doesn't have any other notifications, then you can use a plug-in icon to represent the add-ons related information.
  • On hover over or click, display the popup with information related to plug-in
  • For the purchase process, you may want to send an email. But, I do not recommend just sending an email to the user and not providing any information in the app.

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I'm not sure about your requirements, maybe you can disregard some of the points which doesn't make any sense to you.

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By doing something like this.

On the day this feature is available, also show a notification that "One of your widgets / features has been enabled, enjoy your improved experience."

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