One of Google Calendar’s most irritating bugs has been fixed

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Tweak should improve the look of your Google Calendar.

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According to Google, a change to Google Calendar has made it more difficult for coworkers to avoid office meetings.

The calendar app has stated that it will be changing its user interface to display your current working location.

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Previously, indicating whether you were working from home or in the office appeared on Google Calendar as an all-day event, which clogged people’s schedules and frequently caused confusion.

Changes to Google Calendar’s location

The ability to share your working location was originally offered by Google Calendar in August 2021, and the company expects that the latest adjustment will make it much easier to show your coworkers where you are.

In the future, the platform will utilise a “more compact structure” that will appear at the top of your daily agenda, distinct from meeting invites and other events on your calendar.

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The feature will be inactive by default, according to a Google Workspace blog post explaining the update, meaning end users will need to make sure their company admins have toggled it on to interact properly.

Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, and Nonprofits, as well as G Suite Business clients, will have access to the feature once it is enabled. Users with personal Google Accounts, as well as Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Enterprise Essentials, Education Fundamentals, Frontline, and G Suite Basic clients, will not be able to access it for the time being.

The update is the latest in a series of improvements aimed at ensuring users get the most out of Google Calendar when they return to work in the new age of hybrid working.

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Google Calendar was recently updated to provide a variety of status options in Google Chat, providing you with additional information about what you or your coworkers are up to. Previously limited to only displaying when someone was out of the office, Google Chat can now display a variety of statuses, such as “in a meeting” or “in focus time.”

Google Calendar also just unveiled “Focus time,” which allows users to schedule time where they can forgo meetings and focus on their work.

Setting such a note in your Google Calendar will also allow users to decline meetings automatically, eliminating the need for a last-minute rush to finish work.

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