Frequently Asked Questions


THE DAILY SKIMM

The Daily Skimm is the email newsletter that gives you everything you need to know to start your day. We break down what's going on in the world with fresh editorial content. We'll meet you in your inbox M-F, bright and early. The Daily Skimm leaves our hands--keyboard at 6am ET.

So sorry about this. Make sure you check your spam folders and promotions tabs...sometimes it likes to hide in there. Also try adding us to your contacts and safe senders list ( dailyskimm@theskimm.com and dailyskimm@morning7.theskimm.com ).

Take a look in the "to" field of both emails. Chances are you signed up another email through a sweepstakes or something else. If these emails are different, scroll to the bottom of the Daily Skimm and click "unsubscribe" on the email you don't want.

Just scroll to the bottom of the Daily Skimm email and click "unsubscribe." Tear.


SKIMM AHEAD ON THESKIMM APP

Skimm Ahead is a subscription service that gives you all the info you need for the future. Call us your Magic 8 ball. Never again will you wonder when Beyoncé tickets go on sale, what time the State of the Union is on, or when your favorite show is back on Netflix. It's like your calendar ate a smart cookie.

Download it from the iOS App Store here.

We feel you. The first month is free. Because we want to give you time to fall in love with Skimm Ahead before you put a ring on it.

Skimm Ahead is only available on iOS right now. But Android users, we want you to know we’re listening. We’re working hard to find the best way to include you in the Skimm Ahead experience. And hope to bring it to you soon. To help us do that quicker, we’d love for you to fill out this quick survey.

Skimm Ahead is just $2.99/month or $29.99/year.

  • 1) Open your iPhone or iPad Settings
  • 2) Scroll down and tap iTunes & App Store
  • 3) Tap your Apple ID at the top
  • 4) Tap View Apple ID and enter your password
  • 5) Tap Manage under Subscriptions
  • 6) Select theSkimm
  • 7) Turn off the auto-renewal option* and tap Done, or tap the cancel subcription button

*note: the auto-renewal button looks like one you have to slide but you actually just have to tap it! Silly, I know. And even if you unsubscribe, you can still read the Daily Skimm for free in the app. Every M-F. So don’t delete us.

iAm glad you asked. Right now, Skimm Ahead is compatible with the iPhone/iPad calendar apps and Google Cal. But we have a lot more up our sleeves. Stay tuned.

Yes. You can either “Skimmify” your calendar, so events are automatically added, or you can pick and choose which events you want to see. Buffet style. To Skimmify, go to Settings in theSkimm app and tap Skimmify My Calendar. To add individual events, tap the calendar icon in the bottom right of a specific event.

That’s OK, because we’ve thought of everything. You can get all the Skimm Ahead calendar events and read the Daily Skimm in the app too without skimmifying your calendar. So you should still download it.

  • 1) Open your iPhone Calendar app.
  • 2) Tap Calendars at the bottom.
  • 3) Scroll until you find theSkimm calendar. Tap the info button to the right.
  • 4) Under Notifications, turn off Event Alerts.
  • 5) Tap Done to save your preferences.
  • 1) Open your iPhone Calendar app.
  • 2) Tap Calendars at the bottom.
  • 3) Scroll until you find theSkimm calendar.
  • 4) Tap theSkimm so it’s unchecked.
  • 5) Tap Done.

First, you’ll have to remove the calendar by following these steps:
  • 1) Open your iPhone Settings app.
  • 2) Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  • 3) Tap Subscribed Calendars.
  • 4) Tap theSkimm.
  • 5) Tap Delete Account.
Now, re-Skimmify your calendar and pick your new timezone:
  • 1) Open up the app again.
  • 2) Go to Settings.
  • 3) Tap Skimmify My Calendar
  • 4) Pick your new timezone.
  • 5) Breathe because you’re no longer 3 hours late to watch that show premiere.

If you've Skimmified with iCal for iPhone/iPad

  • 1) Open your iPhone Settings app.
  • 2) Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  • 3) Tap Subscribed Calendars.
  • 4) Tap theSkimm.
  • 5) Tap Delete Account.

If you've Skimmified with Google Cal

  • 1) On your computer* browser, hover over theSkimm calendar on left side of screen) until you see a down arrow on the right side.
  • 2) Click arrow and click Calendar settings
  • 3) Scroll to the bottom of the page and click
    permanently delete this calendar.
  • 4) Check off the box next to yes, I definitely want to permanently delete this calendar for everyone.
  • 5) Click delete for everyone.
  • *Note: to delete a Skimmified Google Cal, you must do this on your computer

Contact us at help@theskimm.com.


SKIMM’BASSADOR

We made you a guide for that.

Share theSkimm with your friends, family, co-workers and random Facebook friends. You’re eligible to be a Skimm’bassador when 10 of them sign up through your unique link.

You can find it here. And see how many referrals you have. Boom. Or, scroll to the bottom of the Daily Skimm email and click the "Share that Sh*t" button. You'll find your link and so much more.

Email us at help@theskimm.com. We'll transfer them for you.


OTHER

  • Feedback or issues with theSkimm for iPhone? Contact us at help@theskimm.com.
  • Want to work/advertise with us? Contact us at partnerships@theskimm.com.
  • Skimm'd something we missed? Contact us at skimmthis@theskimm.com.
  • Skimm'bassador related questions? Contact us at skimmbassador@theskimm.com.
  • All other feedback and requests, contact us at founders@theskimm.com.