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Calendly’s Chrome Extension: The quickest way to schedule meetings right from your browser

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By Dima Fleshler

 

The best automation gives you the relief of knowing that it just works. It’s simple, and it’s there for you when and where you need it, so you easily get more done with fewer delays. 

Calendly takes the back-and-forth out of scheduling meetings, and our Chrome and Firefox extensions are the quickest way to share your availability in a click without interrupting your workflow. Access your personal or shared event types, embed times right in an email, or easily select the times you’d like to offer and create a one-off invite on the fly.

Adding Calendly right into your browser helps you work smarter and share your availability faster so you stay a step ahead. And, when you use Chrome and Gmail together, you have the power to schedule without ever leaving your inbox.

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The top 6 ways to work smarter with the Chrome extension

The Calendly for Chrome extension puts your availability at your fingertips. Schedule meetings from Gmail, LinkedIn, or any other browser tab without having to switch between apps. This guide will help you take advantage of the extension so using Calendly becomes even more enjoyable.

1. Access all of your scheduling links from anywhere.

The extension sidebar is the fastest way to select and share your scheduling links. In just one click, you can copy over your link to share in an email or another messaging platform to get a meeting scheduled faster. Pro tip: “star” your favorite Calendly links for even quicker access to your most popular event types.

Calendly for Chrome starred event types

2. Schedule meetings exactly when you want them.

Ad hoc events let you control when someone might schedule with you by selecting only the specific times you want to offer. Create an ad hoc meeting by selecting availability from your calendar, copying it to the clipboard and embedding your selected time slots into your preferred email platform. You can also override busy events on your calendar for important meetings you want to get scheduled as soon as possible.

Calendly for Chrome ad hoc

3. Have the meetings you need without ever leaving Gmail.

Calendly for Chrome + Gmail brings powerful scheduling automation directly to your inbox so you can add embed meeting times into your email without skipping a beat. Copy and paste a scheduling link for your most popular event types. Or, create an ad hoc meeting and include your teammates, too. You can embed the times right into the email or create a unique scheduling link.

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4. Use single-use links to avoid unwanted bookings.

To protect your privacy, you can choose to generate a unique link associated with an event type. Once your invitee schedules, the link expires to restrict invitees from access in the future.

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5. Stay organized so meetings with teammates are a breeze.

Add internal notes to your scheduling links in the extension sidebar to clarify to yourself or your teammates which Calendly event types are the best to use for each meeting. This is a great to organize shared event types.

Calendly for Chrome sidebar notes

6. Work smarter with shortcuts to the app.

Calendly for Chrome is the perfect pair to the full Calendly experience. Preview your scheduling page, edit event types, view scheduled events and more using handy shortcuts right in the extension.

What’s new in the latest Calendly for Chrome update?

September 1, 2020

  1. The extension got a makeover! We’ve updated the look and feel to match the full Calendly experience so you can easily accomplish more.

  2. Access more of what you need so you can schedule seamlessly. Expanded shortcuts help you jump where you need in the full application to create new event types, edit existing ETs, view scheduled events, and more.

If you haven’t downloaded the extension yet, get started today—setup takes just a few minutes and it’s completely free.

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Dima Fleshler

Dima Fleshler is a Senior Product Manager leading Calendly’s mobile apps and web clients efforts.

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