October 4, 2022

Google Calendar Update

There is a new important Google calendar update. It will be more difficult for you or your coworkers to avoid your office meetings. This is a result of a recent Google Workspace change.

According to the firm, users will no longer need to explicitly enable the option. This is because it will now be possible to set their working location on Google Calendar by default.

Users of the calendar app will now be able to indicate to coworkers whether they are at work or at home. This change will make it simpler to determine who is available for in-person meetings. Better than having to go through another video conference.

 

Working from home with the Google calendar update

Back in August 2021, the function was originally introduced as part of a plan to support the expansion of hybrid working in the wake of the pandemic.

However, users were frequently perplexed because Google Calendar cluttered up people’s plans. It did this by displaying whether you were working from home or in the office as an all-day event.

A May 2022 version corrected this by adding a “more condensed format” that appears at the top of your daily agenda. It stands out from meeting invitations and other events in your calendar.

Up until now, end users had to confirm that their corporate administration had turned on this feature. This is due to being toggled off by default.

The update is currently being rolled out and will be accessible to legacy G Suite Business customers. It will also be available to Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, Education Plus, the Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and Nonprofits.

Customers of old G Suite Basic as well as those with personal Google Accounts, will not, however, have access.

You can now see a variety of status options in Google Chat thanks to a recent update to Google Calendar. It gives you more details about what you or your coworkers are doing. Google Chat may now display a variety of statuses, such as “in a meeting” or “in focus time,” in addition to just displaying when someone is out of the office.

 

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