Google Calendar is receiving an update that introduces improved meeting room suggestions. The tech giant is consolidating the two existing room suggestion types into a single, updated setting.
Previously, there were two types of room suggestions based on a company’s Calendar settings. The first option displayed frequently used rooms for users to choose from, while the second utilized the structured meeting rooms feature to suggest rooms based on meeting attendees’ self-selected working locations.
With the update, these two types will be combined to offer a more streamlined and efficient experience for users.
Google is making improvements to its Calendar app by combining the structured meeting rooms and frequently used rooms options into an updated setting. This enhancement aims to optimize meeting room allocation and encourage collaboration, especially in a hybrid work environment.
The new setting takes into account the user’s working location and their responses to event invitations (“Yes, virtually,” “No,” or “Yes, in a meeting room”) to determine room suggestions more accurately.
This update is available for Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Plus, and Nonprofits users, with a gradual rollout from July 17 to July 31.
The goal is to efficiently manage meeting rooms by allocating them to those who are most likely to need them, promoting a more streamlined and effective meeting experience.