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Google today announced a new feature for its Google Calendar application on Android that should make it a lot easier to schedule meetings. The new “find a time” button comes up with suggestions for meeting times that will fit into the calendars of everyone you want to invite.

The feature even takes into consideration the times when people usually have meetings in figuring out the best possible times, Google product manager Stella Schieffer wrote in a blog post.

“If there are no times that work, Calendar will look at which conflicting meetings can most easily be rescheduled,” Schieffer wrote.

Google Calendar's "find a time" feature.

Above: Google Calendar’s “find a time” feature.

Image Credit: Google

Google is introducing this “find a time” capability after acquiring smart calendar app Timeful last year. Also last year, Microsoft bought calendar app Sunrise and Salesforce bought smart calendar app Tempo AI.

Earlier this month Google celebrated Google Calendar’s 10th birthday by adding the mobile-only Goals feature that sets aside time for you to do things in order to meet the goals you set.

The “find a time” feature will come to Google Calendar for iPhone and the Web as well, Schieffer wrote. For now it’s only available to Google Apps for Work and Google Apps for Education users, she wrote.


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