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Google Calendar hidden features: Know how to smartly use the Google Workspace app

Google Workspace tips and tricks: Check out these hidden Google Calendar features and how to use them properly to improve your work productivity.

| Updated on: Apr 16 2024, 11:49 IST
Google Meet introduces face touch-up filters to web version - enhance your looks before joining meetings
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1/5 Google Meet introduces face touch-up filters to its desktop version, enabling users to subtly enhance their appearance before video meetings. Initially launched on mobile, this feature now extends to the web app, providing users with additional customization options for their virtual meetings, reported The Verge.  (Google)
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2/5 Users can choose between two filters: subtle and smoothing. The subtle filter offers "very light" complexion smoothing, under-eye lightening, and eye whitening, while the smoothing filter enhances these effects slightly. Google emphasizes that these filters provide natural-looking enhancements without dramatically altering users' appearance.  (Google )
Google Calendar hidden features
3/5 To access the touch-up options, users can navigate to the Apply visual effects setting in Google Meet and select Appearance. From there, they can toggle Portrait touch-up on or off and choose their preferred filter, making it easy to customize their virtual appearance for each meeting. (Google)
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4/5 Google Meet's portrait touch-up feature is rolling out starting today, but it will only be available to paid users on specific plans. This includes Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Starter, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, Teaching & Learning Upgrade, Google One, and Google Workspace Individual subscribers. (AFP)
Google Calendar hidden features
5/5 While Google was late to the videoconferencing face filter game, competitors like Zoom and Microsoft Teams already offer similar features. However, Google's approach focuses on providing subtle enhancements, contrasting with the more drastic alterations seen in other platforms. With the addition of face touch-up filters, Google Meet aims to enhance users virtual presence, allowing them to present themselves confidently and professionally during video meetings.  (Google )
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Google Calendars offers some hidden features. Know how you can use them for effective scheduling. (Google)

Google has several workspace apps such as Gmail, Docs, Sheets, and others. However, one of the most used apps is the Google Calendar where users can schedule their events and set reminders. However, it's more than just a Calendar app as it offers several exciting which many users are not aware of. If you want to be more productive at work and want to stay on top of your tasks, then check out these hidden Google Calendar features.

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How to effectively use the Google Calendar

  • Did you know you can set your working hours in Google Calendar? Simply go to the settings and locate “Working Hours.” Now set your desired timeline so other users see when you are available. 
  • Google Calendar also comes with a hidden task manager where users can create their to-do lists. Go to “My Calendars” and click on “Tasks” to add your to-dos.
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  • Google Calendar can generate a user's daily agenda. The calendar has a feature where it emails user their day agenda based on their scheduled events and tasks. Go to settings and locate “Settings for my calendar” then simply click on your name. Then turn on the toggle alongside “Daily Agenda.”
  • Google also enable users to access the Calender when user are not connected to the internet. Users can easily access the offline version of the Google Calendar and check their scheduled events.
  • If you are someone who has a very busy schedule, then you can always share your Google Calendar with your friends and colleagues so they can schedule meetings based on your free slots. 

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These are some of the used Google Calendar features, which many of the users are not aware of. You can try out the mentioned features and examine how they simplify your work schedules and improve your overall productivity. While you may find several other calendar apps, but Google provides free usage and penalty of useful features which may bring ease to your workspace and teams. 

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First Published Date: 16 Apr, 11:49 IST