Google Calendar for web finally gets its overdue Material Design overhaul complete with new features
Google has been teasing about covering all its bases with Material Design (since they first created the UI back in 2014), and the web-based calendar app is finally getting its much deserved treatment of being user intuitive.
The search giant has announced over at its blog that the Material Design overhaul is cominng to Google Calendar for wed together with a few more features that helps out in managing meetings and scheduling.
Taking cues from the overall look and feel of the Google Calendar app for Android, the design of the web-based version was revamped with layers and layout as well as Material Design-centric colors – a huge improvement from the previous experience. The update will come gradually to everyone with a prompt that will ask if you want to sitch to the new calendar complete with a quick tutorial on the new features. Simply click that button and you’re on your way to the latest experience.
If you use the web version of the Google Calendar to manage your business, Google has thought of you, too, as they included a hadful of new and useful features to cater to your needs in efficiency and organizing for meetings and presentations.
G Suite admins can now see conference room details when booking for a room and enter detailed information about the company’s meetings and meeting rooms so employees can easily tell where a conference room is located, what the meeting is about, and the equipment available in the room. All they need to do is to hover over the room and when a space and time is needed to book them.
More information in invites are now available like links to relevant spreadsheets, documents, and presentations right inside the Calendar invite from the new “event detail” option. This lets you and your team to get up to speed on things that needed to be handled quickly and efficiently even before the meeting has begun.
Multiple calendars need to be confusing anymore with “day” view that allows multiple calendars be opened all at once in separate columns in case an administrative assistant, for example, need to book meetings and conferences on behalf of other members of the teams.
Have you updated to the new calendar yet? What do you think of the new design? Let us know by leaving a comment below!