Google Calendar now helps you find time for more meetings

Google Calendar just keeps getting better. Photo: Google

If your schedule looks busier than Best Buy on Black Friday, then the last thing you want to do is dig through it to find time for another meeting. But now you don’t have to.

Google Calendar’s new “Find a time” feature seeks out gaps in your schedule to ensure that you never have to find other things to do when you could be in ANOTHER MEETING!

It will even confirm that your colleagues are available, too.

The feature is similar to Goals, which was added to Google Calendar earlier this month, except instead of finding time for personal things, it helps you stay on top of your professional appointments. But it does more than just find free time.

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“With a single tap, “Find a time” helps you find meeting times that work for everyone — even if they’re in different time zones — based on their availability and the times they usually have meetings,” Google explains.

So, instead of finding time based on your schedule alone — and then making you find out who’s available for yourself — Calendar does it all automatically, saving you more time for more meetings. And it doesn’t stop there.

“If there are no times that work, Calendar will look at which conflicting meetings can most easily be rescheduled.”

Of course, this feature requires everyone to be using Google Calendar; it won’t work for invitees who aren’t. But if you work in an organization where calendar sharing is standard, then it’s going to be incredibly useful.

To try it out, update to the latest version of the Google Calendar app for Android today — and lookout for the iOS update, which is coming soon.

Originally published at on April 27, 2016.

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