When attending a meeting organisers are not sure how many people would be attending the meeting in person and virtually. Google has taken note of this issue and so it has rolled out a new feature in Google Calendar that aims to clarify it for the organisers just who is attending a meeting and exactly how.
Google latest announced a new feature called RSVP for Google Calendar. This feature will help meeting organizers understand how a particular invitee wishes to attend a meeting – physically or virtually. From now on, when users receive a meeting invitation, they have two options: Yes or No. Now, an image shared by Google shows that users will get a drop-down box right next to the Yes option which will give them two options to choose from. The options are: “Yes, join virtually” and “Yes, in a meeting room”.
If you choose 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. However, the joining details will not be shared with users on other platforms like Microsoft Outlook.
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.