Now You Can Add More Users to Appointments in Google Calendar
- Xavier Thomas
- 28 Mar 2022
Slots in Google Calendar have always been a good idea, making it easier for careful planners with intense daily routines. Now it becomes even easier to add users to your meetings even if they don’t have a Google account. More than this: the opportunity comes to almost all Google Workspace plans.
The idea of slots is simple. You can create slots in your Google Calendar with 15-minute steps and share them on an external page – say your own website. Visitors can respond and take the slots you offer, even if they are not logged in to Gmail. When someone takes an offered slot, you get notified about this, and a meeting is automatically created.
You have many options while creating your meetings. You can choose the days where you are available, the beginning and the end of your working day, the default slot length, and give it a name. Under the “Location” setting, you can choose whether it will be an offline meeting (with a location), a Google Meet call, a phone call, or leave this option blank.
The person who responds may leave their contact information, including their email and phone number. The meeting will start automatically, and the link will be sent to participants, so they can join, again, even without a Google account. This is one of the crucial features of the new slots system: participants don’t have to register on Google to participate.
The slot system will be available under most Google Workspace plans, namely Business Standard/Plus, Enterprise Standard/Plus, Education Fundamentals/Standard/Plus, the Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and Nonprofits customers. Now, it’s already been activated for Workspace Individual users.
Do you find the slot system useful? Would you implement it in your business? Do you know any alternatives as good or better? Let’s discuss its pros and cons in the comments!