Google Update Prevents Clogging Your Schedule with Needless Meetings

Google is enhancing its calendar software to help individuals better manage their hectic schedules. Users of Google Calendar will soon be able to prevent unwanted invites from being added to their calendars, according to a blog post.

Users will be able to add meetings and other events to their calendar only after they’ve responded to the email invitation under the new system. The goal is for a less cluttered calendar interface and decreased admin time, according on Google.

Within the next two weeks, the new Google Calendar functionality will be available to all Workspace users (both commercial and individual).

Invitations for your Google Calendar

Many more meetings have taken place since the move to remote and hybrid working, notably over video conferencing and VoIP solutions. In the absence of a brief conversation or coffee break at the workplace, managers have been urged to check in with staff more frequently.

This all equates to more meetings and heavier calendars, which is a nightmare for anyone who has already spent too much time in meetings.

The objective of this most recent upgrade is to reduce manual effort while increasing Google Workspace users’ calendar management. It also emphasizes the events and meetings that are most essential to them.

The freedom to opt out of invites, of course, does not cure endemic problems with meetings culture in the new world of hybrid working. It will, at the very least, help to relieve the symptoms.

To use the new feature, go through the following path in the Google Calendar web app: Settings > Event settings > Add invites to my calendar.