Are you free this Thursday? How about Friday afternoon? Okay then, how about next week between the hours of 10 a.m.-11 a.m.? If you’re an employee planning a meeting time, you have likely been caught in this endless cycle of ‘availability when?’ emails. But now, Google is introducing a better way with its new Google Calendar feature.
Google Calendar makes it easier to propose a new meeting time
When you get a meeting invite on Google Calendar in the near future, you can respond with “Yes,” “No,” Maybe,” and now, “Propose a new time.” The new proposal feature cuts out the middleman of email chatter and lets you reschedule within the app.
If you have calendar access to the other meeting participants’ schedules, you will be able to see attendees’ availability all at once, so that you can quickly figure out the one time that works for everyone. You can even write an optional message after you choose to propose a new time so that you can add context to your choice.
“This allows for richer communication between attendees, reduces time spent on meeting practicalities, and makes meetings more productive with key stakeholders in attendance,” Google said in a blog post.
The company said the new feature is available on the web now and is going to be released on mobile on August 13th.