Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Google releases a calendar update to make scheduling an event with a group much easier
Google is rolling out a new feature to Google Calendar that should make scheduling meetings much easier. Available for Google Apps for Work and Edu users, the new "find a time" button will automatically pick out the best times for a meeting based on the schedules of everyone in the group.
With a single tap, "Find a time" helps you find meeting times that work for everyone—even if they're in different time zones—based on their availability and the times they usually have meetings. If there are no times that work, Calendar will look at which conflicting meetings can most easily be rescheduled.
While Calendar will do its best to make suggestions that work for everyone, Google notes that you're still ultimately in control. And if you manage another's calendar, you can schedule meetings for them as well. Google for Work and Edu customers should be able to try the feature soon as it continues to roll out.