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If you’re constantly balancing meetings and deadlines, Google Calendar is basically a lifesaver. The app already makes it easy to set up appointments for anyone at your workplace or school — perfect for setting up a meeting or designating office hours check-in times. Now Google is making its scheduling prowess available to more people outside of your organization.
The company announced that external appointment scheduling is coming to many more Workspace accounts, making it easy for anyone to register for a time slot using your calendar, even if they’re not. logged in with a Google account. Based on today’s demo, this feature allows anyone to open a booking page from an entry, choose an available time slot, and confirm a meeting.
As a creator, you can create recurring time slots with 15 minute intervals, allowing you to schedule multiple appointments per day to meet with clients or contractors. While Google will automatically create a Meet call if you request one, you can also set your appointments over the phone or in person. The scheduling tools seem pretty comprehensive, so you should be able to craft and create meetings based on your availability.
If this sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because you’re self-employed. This tool was first introduced last year as part of Google Workspace Individual, a plan designed for anyone working alone. As part of this broader launch, it is aimed at Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, Education Plus, Education and Education Upgrade customers. learning and non-profit organizations. That’s a lot of potential customers finally using a long-awaited feature for Calendar.
Unfortunately, everyone, including former G Suite Basic and Business customers, will have to wait. The rollout began on March 24, although it could take up to 15 days to reach every user.
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