Monday, April 12

Google Calendar now allows notifications to be postponed to the desktop

Google Calendar now benefits from a new feature for its desktop interface. Soon available to all users of the Workspace suite, it allows you to postpone a notification in one click and from the desktop … when she wants to remind you of an appointment a little too early.

Google Calendar inherits a new basic, but practical, functionality on its desktop interface

Google Calendar inherits a new basic, but practical, functionality on its desktop interface // Gamesdone: Kai Wenzel / Unsplash

Because appointment notifications don’t always come at the right time, Google came up with the idea of ​​adding a new feature to the desktop interface of its Google Calendar service. Harmless in appearance, it is nevertheless practical in the heat of the moment. It allows you to postpone a notification in one click, directly from the notification window that appears on the desktop.

This novelty, deployed with the last update of Google Calendar, will have the effect of making the said notification reappear one minute before the start of the scheduled appointment. Sufficient time to join a meeting on Google Meet just in time, for example.

A little more manageable notifications for Google Calendar

As specified Android Police, two prerequisites are, however, to be taken into account for this feature to be accessible: desktop notifications must first be activated from the settings, but Google Calendar must also be open somewhere in your browser. Note also that the start of a meeting does not block the postponement of notifications. This will allow you to continue to postpone a notification in five-minute increments until the meeting ends.

This new functionality for the desktop interface is still being rolled out to all Google Workspace users. If you are a Google Calendar user and your desktop notifications are enabled, you should normally see a window appear shortly warning you of this new feature. It can also redirect you to the settings to let you regulate by yourself when the notifications should appear. The carry forward function cannot be deactivated, precise Android Police, but it is on the other hand possible to adjust the timing.

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