On Wednesday, Google announced that the new Google Calendar look will now become the permanent interface — whether you like it or not.
Don’t worry — the design is essentially the same as the calendar you’ve seen for the last few years.
Most everyone will be auto-updated on either Jan. 8 (for those that have the Rapid Release update option) or Jan. 15 (for those on the default rollout update option). Some folks may wish to opt-out until Feb. 28 — but after that, Google will auto-update those holdouts that are
afraid of change hesitant to part with the older calendar (Google’s upgrading options can be found here)
The move, which was expected after the search giant announced the new calendar in October 2017, isn’t just a change in aesthetics — it also comes with some new features. Besides the “modern color palette and sleek design,” users can now:
See conference room details when booking a room: This includes location, size, A/V equipment
Add rich formatting and hyperlinks to your Calendar invites: Link to Google spreadsheets, documents or presentations
Manage multiple calendars side by side in “Day” view: View and manage calendars in separate columns. Click “Day” view and select the calendars you want to compare.