Link to request a deadline extension
It would be useful if the decision email to authors for Major or Minor Revisions could include a link to request an extension. This could generate an editable or an automatic email to the journal editor requesting an extension of x many days. The journal editor could then grant the extension by clicking 'agreed'. This would save a lot of time for the authors sending requests to the journal editor then the editor having to log into the site, find the paper, extend the deadline and let the author know, or passing the deadline extension request onto the publisher because they don't know how to do it.