Google Calendar Gets Fresh New Look

Google Calendar Gets Fresh New Look
The long overdue Google Calendar web app update brings larger dates and a responsive layout.

(CCM) — Google's Calendar web app had begun to look increasingly tired and out-of-date, but today it has been given a refreshing new look and small selection of new features, the company has announced.

The new design is based heavily on Google's mobile Calendar app, and features larger, more prominent dates, an updated color palette, and a responsive layout that automatically adjusts to the size of the user's screen.

To access the new-look Google Calendar, non-business users need to open the web app and then click on the "Use new Calendar" link which appears in the top right hand corner of the Calendar screen.

The new features can be accessed by all Calendar users, but they will mainly appeal to corporate users. For example, administrators can now enter detailed information about an organization's meeting rooms, so employees know where a conference room is located, how large it is, and whether it has audio/video equipment or is wheelchair accessible, according to Lars Krüger, Google's product manager for Google Calendar.

It is also now possible to view multiple calendars in "Day" view side-by-side. This makes it easier for employees who manage multiple calendars, like administrative assistants, to schedule meetings on behalf of their teams, Krüger says.

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