Google Calendar with revamped design and extra features arriving on January 8

Users can opt out of the new UI till February 28. Post that, the Google Calendar will be automatically upgraded

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Highlights

    • Google Calendar refreshed look auto-upgrade starts January 8
    • Calendar will auto-update on January 8 for users who chose Rapid Release
    • The redesigned Calendar includes new features, modern colour palette

Google Calendar will soon have a refreshed look on the desktop. Google in October last year announced a redesigned appearance and new features for Google Calendar on the web. The revamped design has begun rolling out, and the new look will automatically replace the older version starting January 8 for those who opted for Rapid Release.

Meanwhile, those who have selected Scheduled Release will receive the update on January 15. If you have opted for none and want to hold on to the old calendar interface, you are out of luck. Your Calendar will be upgraded on February 28.

Google, previously in its G-Suite update blog post had said, “Any users who are still accessing the old Calendar UI on Feb. 28, 2018, will be transitioned to the new UI, with no ability to opt out.”

The new design, though not drastically different from the current one, seems to be influenced by the new version of Calendar app for Android and iOS. Google has included new features allowing users to add rich formatting and hyperlinks to Calendar invites, book conference room easily and check for conference room details while booking a room.

The Search Giant has added ‘modern color palette’ and brighter colours for better viewing and experience. With the upgraded Calendar, users can manage multiple calendars side by side in “Day View” and check for pop-up contact cards while looking over meeting participants.

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If this sounds good and you want to try out the new design, just open Google Calendar on your desktop you will see a blue “Use new Calendar” button at the top right corner. Tap that and you will be led to an option “Upgrade Now”. Click the option and you will see Google Calendar’s new interface.