Friday, 25 May 2012

New Suggested Times Feature in Google Calendar

When you add participants to a meeting you can now have Google Calendar suggest times when everyone is free making it easier to find a suitable timeslot. The suggested times link appears below the list of participants, clicking it reveals the list of suggested times.

This list contains suitable slots for the coming week. However, if there are no suitable timeslots available this week it will not automatically look for times in the following week; instead it will ask you to choose a different start date for the meeting. You will have to manually change the date of the meeting to be at least one week ahead.

This is a bit inconvenient but perhaps it will be improved in future. Even as it stands, the suggested times feature offers an excellent improvement to Google Calendar.