Tech Tip Tuesday: NEW Google Appointment Scheduler

Google has always had the ability to create appointment slots on your calendar, and allow people to book them. But now, Google has recently released a new version called Appointment Scheduler. Unlike Appointment slots, where time slots are added to your calendar and people can click on a button to book it, the new scheduler creates a landing page, complete with your booking calendar which includes a booking form, email confirmation, event updates, cancellation ability, and more.

This is actually a premium Google feature (which we have). To get it, you will need to go to Google Calendar first –> open the settings (gear icon) –> click settings –> scroll to the bottom of the general tab and checkmark the box for appointment schedules –> then refresh your google calendar page.

Now…

  1. At the top left, click Create Add.
  2. and select the NEW Appointment schedule.
  3. Enter a title.
    • The title is visible to anyone who has the link to your booking page.
    • The title appears on your calendar for schedules and bookings.
  4. Set your appointment duration.
    • To set a custom duration, next to “30 minutes,” click the Down arrow Dropdown.
    • Appointments must be at least 15 minutes long.
  5. Set the date and time of your appointments.
    • You can set up a one-time appointment or a recurring schedule.
  6. To set how far in advance appointments can be booked, next to “Scheduling window,” click the Down arrow Down arrow.
    • By default, someone can book an appointment with you anywhere from 12 hours to 60 days in advance.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Optional: You can change your photo, set where the meeting takes place, and more. Learn how to edit your appointment schedule.
  9. After you edit your appointment schedule, click Save.

Google then creates a professional landing page that you can send via link to those you want to book you! Pretty awesome.

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