Never get a calendar invite wrong again!
In our previous blog we spoke about Google Workspace creating custom building blocks for Google Docs (and if you haven’t read it yet, you’re missing out, it’s pretty cool). As a quick recap, you can save out certain sections of a Google Doc (ie the building block) to use again in another doc by simply typing “@” and the name you saved it under.
Google Workspace has taken it one step further and team members are now able to collaborate with others on Google Calendar invites in Google Docs.
But what does that mean?
Essentially, this is a preset building block that you can use to fast-track the collaboration with your team or even external clients (who really should be using Google Workspace too).
This feature is super useful when multiple people need to share information like dates, times, attendees, and event details. As an example, if you’ve included your colleague in the draft but he wants to invite more as well, he can easily add them without any hassle.
Just like using a template for writing emails, once you finish creating the invitation, you can easily click on the Calendar icon to transfer all the details into Google Calendar when you’re ready to send it.
How does it work?
Admin can sit back and relax because this one’s for the end users. Keep in mind that you need editing access to whichever doc you will be working on.
There are two ways to do this:
Type “@calendar event draft” in your doc and click Enter.
Go to Insert> Building blocks> Calendar event draft.
And there you go!
When can we expect it?
Rapid Release will have a gradual rollout starting on the 17th of May 2023 and the Scheduled Release peeps will see it start to roll out from the 30th of May 2023.
This feature is for all Google suites except for personal Google account users. So keep an eye out and never mess up an invite again!