Google makes it easier to reschedule meetings in the calendar – and avoids all these unnecessary slack chatters – with a new feature that allows subscribers to suggest alternative times in the app itself. The organizer of the meeting then has the opportunity to review and accept or reject the new time. The availability windows of all attendees now also appear in a page-by-page view when their calendars are shared with colleagues, making it easier to suggest times that work with everyone's schedules.
Typically, the redesign of the meeting time is usually in person or through email or enterprise chat apps. Google hopes to reduce these annoying conversations by helping users automate subtle office interactions directly from G Suite apps.
"This allows for more intense communication between participants, reduces the time it takes to put it into practice, and makes meetings more productive with key stakeholders," the company's blog post says. Part of this new calendar feature allows users to add an optional message to the proposal to get a context for rescheduling.
The feature will not be available on mobile devices until August 13th. However, as of today, it should be available to all Google Calendar web users. The rescheduling function should also work across domains and with Microsoft Exchange, the company notes.