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Google may no longer have a goal for Google Calendar’s “Goal” feature

Feature will be deprecated in favor of recurring event reminders

Google regularly likes to experiment on its apps and services, sometimes combining them as it recently did with Hangouts. The company also has a reputation for tinkering with in-app features and sometimes those that have been around for a long time are also removed. The next addition to this list of discontinued items may be Google Calendar’s “Goals” feature.

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Calendar is a versatile app that has only recently been aligned with Google Workspace. However, it wasn’t always so simple: since 2016, it also has a function to track your “goals”.

As the name suggests, users can set a “goal” they want to achieve, and Calendar can add customizable reminders based on how often they want to work towards the goal, how long they want it to be. devote, and at what time of day.

If you’ve just discovered this feature or have been an avid user for years, some lines of code in the latest Google Calendar APK (version 2022.30.2) bring bad news. The folks at 9to5Google found a deprecation prompt, implying that Goals will no longer be part of the app.

Goals will soon leave Google Calendar

Later in the code, Google clarifies that if you’ve created goals, you’ll continue to see them block time on your calendar, but the reminders won’t repeat. The code also reveals Google’s proposed workaround: you can create recurring events instead of goals.


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Google’s abandonment of the Goals feature is another step towards redesigning Calendar to make it a workspace-focused service, while relegating other seemingly personal tasks to other apps like Assistant. and Google Tasks. That said, the banner was spotted in code and not in the UI, so it could be a few weeks before Google Calendar’s “Goal” feature ends.