As tech giants continue to adapt themselves to the changing pandemic world, Google has now introduced a feature wherein users can RSVP to virtual events via Google Calendar.
In a move to aid hybrid workplaces as most companies are shifting towards the mix between work from home and working from the office, Google will now expand its RSVP options to virtual events.
As per the new feature, virtual attendees will specify their status through a new drop-down menu that is viewable by the host and other guests in the event details. The company hopes that listing how people plan to attend an event will help organizers know what to expect, and presumably accommodate attendees who won’t physically be in the room. While the new options are currently limited to invites in Calendar, Google plans to bring them to invites that appear in Gmail in the future as well.
On its support page, Google says, “When people invite you to an event with Google Calendar, you can automatically find the event on your calendar. To let people know if you go to an event, you can RSVP to calendar invitations. You can also add a note or suggest a different time for an event. We add the event to the primary calendar associated with your email account that the invite was sent to.”
At the moment, Google says the RSVP options are limited to Google Calendar and will not be available for those who use Outlook or iCal as their primary calendar app. Google says the new RSVP options will appear gradually over the next couple of weeks, starting today, July 8th.