Google Calendar update

Never give out the wrong address for an event again

Google is rolling out changes to Google Calendar on the web that make it even easier to get friends and family together for events. To help ensure that everyone gets to the right place, when you type into the "where" box for a new event, you'll receive auto complete options for places pulled from the Google Maps database. When you go back to view the event later, or someone you invite views the event, you can simply click the "map" button and be taken to Google Maps to view the location.

Universal search is also being improved in Google Calendar. Just like in Gmail, you can start typing in the name of the event, attendees or location and get a list of results as you type with relevant events containing those key words or people. While these updates are specifically for the web version of Google Calendar, the existence of the new back-end could make this very easy to implement in later versions of the Android app.

With the latest changes, if you create events on the web with the new location search and select a specific place, that location will be a link to open Google Maps on your phone — it's a good start, and we look forward to both the location and search functions being improved on mobile soon.

Source: Gmail Blog

 

Reader comments

Google Calendar improvements make it easier to get together for events

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And yet that field STILL doesn't autocomplete to entries in your contact list that have addresses. Neither does Google Maps. Unbelievable.

I'm referring to the Calendar and Maps websites. On mobile, yes - it does autocomplete contact names, but not on desktop for some reason.

Great. Now fix the mobile gmail app so you can accept calendar invites from non gmail accounts. It works fine on the website. Why is Google dragging it's feet with the app?