Save time with smart scheduling in Google Calendar

(Cross posted from the Official Gmail Blog)

Posted by Federico Asara, Software Engineer

Some topics are best discussed in face-to-face meetings, but setting them up takes too much time. Whether you’re coordinating across time zones, hunting for a room, or just trying to find a time that works for more than a couple of people — it really adds up.

If you’re using G Suite, “Find a time” already lets you set up meetings much faster in Calendar on Android. Today it’s coming to iOS and by the end of the year, the web. We’re also adding smart room booking, so you can easily find a place to meet as well.

Powered by Google’s machine intelligence, “Find a time” suggests meeting times and available rooms based on your preferences, which saves you lots of time and gets everyone together faster. Time and room suggestions are smart, too: They don’t just identify the first free slot in a grid, they also locate the next best slots as a back-up. For example, when Calendar doesn’t find availability for your preferred time, it then looks for conflicts across the group that are easier to resolve, such as recurring 1:1 meetings. And although “Find a time” makes smart suggestions, you're always in control — just tap the grid to pick a time that's a better fit.


Start saving time for the important things by downloading Google Calendar for Androidor iOS(and look out for this update on the web soon).

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end-users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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