Google Calendar Stories September 16

Compared to other redesigns, Material You for Google Calendar is very straightforward, but the widgets do benefit from one handy tweak.

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Google Calendar Stories September 9

Following the Gmail redesign last week, Google today showed off Material You for the key Workspace apps on Android 12. This includes Google Calendar, Drive, Docs, Gmail, Meet, Sheets, and Slides.

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Google Calendar Stories August 30

To help employees better manage their day, Google Calendar is introducing new “Time Insights” that let paid Workspace users see “how [their] time is spent across meetings and collaborators.”

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Google Calendar Stories August 18

Google Calendar already lets you specify your working hours and earlier this year added support for split schedules. Google is now letting users share day-to-day locations in Calendar amid the increase of hybrid work environments.

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Google Calendar Stories August 4

Chrome OS is preparing to offer access to the calendar from the quick settings area, complete with your Google Calendar events.

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Google Calendar Stories July 7

One aim of the Workspace suite for Google is to adapt to the “future of work,” including the growing popularity of hybrid working arrangements. As such, Google Calendar meeting invites will soon let you specify how you’re attending.

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Google Calendar Stories June 29

In addition to different applications being accessible all on one page, Google’s vision for the future of productivity involves having those services be tightly integrated together. The latest example of this will see Google suggestions for 1:1s in Chat based on Calendar.

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Google Calendar Stories April 19

The side panel in Google Workspace apps provide quick access to Calendar, Keep, Tasks, and most recently Voice. Google Calendar on the web now features an add-on for Google Maps.

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Google Calendar Stories March 16

You can now snooze Google Calendar notifications in Chrome

Google is adding a small but highly useful feature to the Calendar website that lets you snooze notifications. This was a “top user request” that’s long overdue for the web client.

Google Calendar Stories March 8

Google Meet breakout rooms can now be set up before calls using Calendar

Over the past month, Google has announced a slew of upcoming video calling features for education and enterprise customers. Some of them are now rolling out, including the ability to set up Google Meet breakout rooms in advance using Calendar. 

Google Calendar Stories March 1

In October, G Suite became Workspace and last month rolled out to education customers. A new “Workspace Frontline” tier is coming as Google lays out how it wants to help users adapt to the new hybrid working environment.

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Google Calendar Stories February 22

Back in 2019, Google made the “Working Hours” feature in Calendar much more prominent to aid Digital Wellbeing efforts. Google Calendar is now adding support for split working hours, as well as creating repeat out of office (OOO) entries.

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Google Calendar Stories January 20

Google is updating Calendar on the web with basic offline viewing functionality. This joins Gmail, Drive, and Docs/Sheets/Slides, though the new feature is currently only for Google Workspace accounts.

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Google Calendar Stories January 11

Although not necessarily the best calendar experience, Google Calendar is a solid digital diary, but a recent shift to the search button to the top navbar might be one of the best simple UI changes in recent updates.

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Google Calendar Stories December 7, 2020

Assistant has primarily been tied to your main email account since it launched. However, most people use and have several accounts signed in on their phones. Google Assistant now better reflects that reality with multi-account information access.

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Google Calendar Stories November 19, 2020

Back in September, Google introduced iPhone and iPad widgets for Photos, Search, and YouTube Music. In addition to Gmail yesterday, Google Drive and Fit widgets are now on the iOS home screen, with Calendar and Chrome also previewed today. 

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Google Calendar Stories November 12, 2020

Google Chat adds Calendar shortcut for fast event creation

After announcing new unthreaded rooms last week, Google Chat is now adding Calendar integration for streamlined event creation.

Google Calendar Stories November 11, 2020

Android users today can enter a “work profile” that partitions personal apps and those required by their job. Google, starting with Calendar, is making the experience less disjointed on Android 11 by surfacing both personal and work data.

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Google Calendar Stories November 9, 2020

Over the past few weeks, Google has been replacing the logos and icons of some of its most beloved services, and the public reaction has been… mixed. Some people don’t care, while others absolutely hate the new icons. If you fall into the latter group, here’s how to replace Google’s new icons for Gmail, Calendar, and other apps with the older, arguably better versions on Android, iPhone, and Chrome.

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Google Calendar Stories October 6, 2020

As part of Google Workspace, the company is rolling out new branding for its productivity apps. Gmail — as teased last month — will be getting a new icon, with Calendar, Drive, Docs, and Meet also following over the coming weeks.

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Google Calendar Stories October 2, 2020

Google has been working on Tasks integration in Calendar for Android and iOS over the past year. The feature is now officially rolling out in the coming weeks.

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Google Calendar Stories July 13, 2020

Following a minor layout tweak last week, Calendar on the web is getting a more substantial usability change to how you add events. Google Calendar’s pop-up dialog now lets you directly add more advanced event details.

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Google Calendar Stories July 7, 2020

Short Google Calendar events will no longer be displayed as 30-minutes entries

Some people live in Google Calendar and have picked up on how shorter entries are visualized in the exact same way as 30-minute events. This is now changing to “better reflect the true duration of the event.”

Google Calendar Stories June 15, 2020

One of the better things about the old Android Auto, before it got redesigned, was its Google Feed-like home screen that offered useful things like your upcoming Google Calendar events. The latest version of Android Auto points to your car regaining its Google Calendar smarts, including navigation shortcuts.

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Google Calendar Stories June 12, 2020

Back in July, we saw signs that Google Calendar for Android would pick up Tasks integration. Almost a year later, Google looks to finally be rolling out the ability to create, view, and manage Tasks in one app.

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Google Calendar Stories June 11, 2020

Gmail, Google Drive, Docs, and other G Suite apps all feature a side panel that provides quick access to Tasks, Keep, and third-party add-ons. The Google Calendar widget available in the sidebar will soon let users directly edit existing events.

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Google Calendar Stories February 12, 2020

Google Calendar is used by millions of people to manage their lives, organize events for work, and more. This week, though, a strange issue has prevented public Google Calendar embeds from working properly, but Google is aware and working to fix it.

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Google Calendar Stories December 17, 2019

Google Calendar is now testing Google Tasks integration to help you get a better grasp of your to-do lists and daily agendas.

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Google Calendar Stories December 9, 2019

If you have multiple calendars on your Google Calendar app on your phone, then you’ll know the pain of not being able to move events between calendars.

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Google Calendar Stories November 20, 2019

Microsoft is set to allow you to add your Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar accounts to your existing Outlook.com accounts on the web.

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Google Calendar Stories October 24, 2019

Since last year, G Suite web apps have had a very convenient .new shortcut to quickly open a blank Doc, Sheet, Slide, and more. Google Calendar now supports this time saver for creating a new meeting.

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Google Calendar Stories September 3, 2019

Google Calendar makes ‘Working Hours’ more prominent, enables by default

One place Google has been encouraging Digital Wellbeing and work-life balance is in Google Calendar. The “Working Hours” feature is now more prominent, proactive, and enabled by default.

For the past few months, a method of spamming Google accounts via Calendar has made the rounds. As of the past couple of weeks, though, things have just gotten much worse. Today, Google has officially acknowledged the spam problem with Calendar and says that a fix will be coming.

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Google Calendar Stories August 29, 2019

At Cloud Next 2019 in April, Google announced a slew of upcoming Gmail and Hangouts Chats features to help boost productivity. “Out of office” Calendar integration will begin rolling out to those two apps in the coming weeks.

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Google Calendar Stories August 27, 2019

Over the past few weeks, spammers have been desperately trying to inform us that our “iPhone X Max is here” by using a trick that adds events to your Google Calendar without your direct permission. Here’s how you can stop events from Gmail spam from appearing in your Google Calendar on Android and the web.

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Google Calendar Stories August 22, 2019

Slack is one of the most popular ways to communicate in business, and now the Google Calendar app for Slack is getting a welcome update. Google Calendar can now adjust your Slack status automatically.

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Google Calendar Stories July 11, 2019

With the Material Theme revamp of Gmail on the web last year, Google introduced Tasks as a closely integrated to-do app for G Suite. Time sensitive tasks already appear in Google Calendar on the web, with Android integration now in the works.

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Google Calendar Stories June 27, 2019

Over the past several months, many Google apps have adopted dark themes with the Google app and Gmail likely coming next. Google today detailed how the teams behind Photos, Calendar, and other first-party services designed their dark modes.

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Google Calendar Stories June 18, 2019

If you use Google Calendar to track your crazy busy schedule, you may have trouble doing so from your computer this morning. Users from around the world are reporting that Google Calendar on the web is currently down, strangely returning a 404 error.

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Google Calendar Stories June 11, 2019

Google Calendar invites are being abused for phishing scams, here’s how to stop it

Most people are used to seeing phishing scams pop up through emails, on the web, and in messages. However, scammers are still pretty clever in their methods to trick people. According to a new study, Google Calendar has recently been a target of abuse for phishing scams.

Google Calendar Stories May 20, 2019

Ahead of Android Q’s official launch later this year, dark modes are coming to all of Google’s applications. Dark themes are now rolling out to Google Keep and Google Calendar, which we’ve been tracking for the past several weeks.

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Google Calendar Stories May 16, 2019

While phones are computationally powerful, screen size is still a limiting usability factor. Split screen multitasking is one of Android’s solutions, and Google Calendar is now planning to leverage another UI element to make it easier to create new events.

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Google Calendar Stories April 25, 2019

Ahead of Android Q’s release later this year, many of Google’s apps are preparing dark modes to provide a uniform experience when using the operating system. The latest is Fi — hot off its 4th birthday Pixel 3 deal — and Google Calendar for Android.

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Google Calendar Stories April 15, 2019

Google Help features a wealth of support articles for every product the company offers, especially its G Suite services. Gmail, Calendar, and Drive on the web will soon gain a prominent ‘?’ button for “quick access to a range of help and support content.”

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Google Calendar Stories April 10, 2019

Google unveiled Assistant nearly three years ago and it is now accessible on every major platform from Android to Chrome OS to Google Home. Despite its wide availability, the smart assistant has been limited to personal Google Accounts. At Cloud Next 2019, Google announced G Suite integration for Google Assistant in beta.

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Google Calendar Stories March 18, 2019

Google Calendar for Android, iOS adding AI-powered meeting room suggestions

In recent months, G Suite has added a number of machine learning-powered features to boost end-user productivity. After launching on the web last year, automatic room suggestions are coming to Google Calendar for Android and iOS.

Google Calendar Stories December 20, 2018

Back in September, the Google Material Theme debuted in Google Calendar for Android. Those changes are now available on the web counterpart in the form of updated elements and various other small tweaks throughout.

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Google Calendar Stories December 18, 2018

Google Home can now read events from shared G Suite calendars for some users

Getting an overview of your daily routine from a Google Home smart speaker is super convenient, but for those of us using G Suite calendars, it simply hasn’t been an option. Now, it appears Google is making it possible for Google Home to read events from shared G Suite calendars.

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