Google Calendar is the first app many look at when they wake up, it’s the first website many go to when they sit down at work, and it keeps many a meeting from being missed throughout the week.
To be honest, I’m not sure if I’d be able to function as the well-oiled social media/marketing/video production machine* that I am without having Google Calendar in my pocket.
*Heavy internet sarcasm
And, like with many Google Apps, Calendar is getting a fresh update. Take a look at some of our favorite updates to the web version of Google Calendar.
Add rich formatting and hyperlinks to your Calendar invites. Link to relevant spreadsheets, documents or presentations in your Calendar invite and open them directly from the new “Event Detail” view. This can help you create more detailed agendas and ensure all materials are in one place before your meeting starts.
Manage multiple calendars side by side in “Day” view. Now you can view and manage calendars in separate columns. This makes it easier for employees who manage multiple calendars, like administrative assistants, to schedule meetings on behalf of their teams. Click “Day” view and select the calendars you want to compare.
There are a number of other changes in Calendar, too. Now you can see contact information of meeting participants when you hover over their names in a Calendar invite. There’s also a new way to view and restore deleted items in one place in case you accidentally delete a meeting. Additionally, “Day,” “Week,” and “Month” views are now more accessible, featuring better compatibility with screen readers. For more detail on changes, check out this post.
These new changes in Calendar can help your teams better manage their time, and G Suite admins can enable these new updates starting today. Read this post for more information on rollout options. SOURCE: GOOGLE
Of course, like with any update to a web app that millions use, there will be some time to learn the new system. However, we’re happy to see that Google is implementing a few features that are found on mobile app version. In fact, it looks as though it’ll make the web app that much better.
Now, off to check my calendar to remember what I have to do today.