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Google Calendar’s new RSVP option will let you specify how you want to attend a meeting

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Key Specifications

  • Google introduces a new feature of RSVP for Google Calendar.
  • It provides two options – either join the meeting room or attend the meeting virtually
  • This feature will help the users to specify how many guests are going to attend the meeting.

Google today announces a new feature of RSVP for Google Calendar. This feature will help the meeting organizers understand how a particular guest aims to attend a meeting — physically or virtually. Right now, users have two options – Yes or No — to pick from.

Google will be rolling out the new feature in Google Calendar invitations. This lets the users specify how they will be joining a meeting. Google shared the details about the update in a Google Workspace blog.

Now, users will get a drop-down right next to the Yes option that will give them two options to pick from. The options are — ‘Yes, joining virtually’ and ‘Yes, in a meeting room’.

If the user selects to attend the meeting physically in a meeting room. Then, a door icon will be placed next to your name on the invitations. And if you select the option to join the meeting virtually, a video camera icon will appear next to your name.

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However, the joining details will not be shared with users on other platforms like Microsoft Outlook. Once a guest picks their option, both the organizer and guests will be able to see how attendees are planning to attend the meeting in the event detail.

This will help meeting attendees know what to expect when joining a meeting, and prepare accordingly. Google says that the new RSVP option will initially be available on Google Calendar and that it will be coming to calendar invitations in Gmail soon.

It will be available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers across the globe. It has gradually started rolling out to the Rapid Release domain from July 8, 2021, and will begin the rollout to the Scheduled Release domain from July 22, 2021.

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