Google Calendar Gets Prettier and Smarter In Latest Update


Google’s apps have been getting Material Design makeovers and updates before the official launch of Android Lollipop. The latest app to get the update is Google Calendar, and not only is it getting the Material Design treatment, it’s also getting a few new “smart” features.

Google states that the new Calendar app is “designed to be a helpful assistant, so you can spend less time managing your day, and more time enjoying it,” and from the updates, it’s not hard to see why. One of the biggest new features is the added functionality to have emails with dates, times, and other details automagically entered into the new Calendar app – no need to copy and paste details into a new user created event. Additionally, the event in your Calendar will update if information such as flight times or meeting times is updated in another email.


The new Google Calendar app will automatically add events from your emails into your Calendar.

Google has also added Assists, a feature that enables Calendar to suggest people, places, or titles as you type – and it will adapt to your preferences the more you use it. A more aesthetic view, called Schedule View, has been added as well and includes photos and maps, or basic illustrations of every day events.

Check out the features of the new Google Calendar app in action in the video below.

Currently the updated app is only available for Android 4.1+ with an iOS version in the works. Devices running Android Lollipop will get the update today, with other Android versions rolling out on the Google Play Store in the next few weeks.

What do you think of the changes and updates to the Google Calendar app for Android? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter!

  Source: Official Gmail Blog
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