Google Improves Conference Calls In Latest Calendar Update

The latest update that's coming to Google Calendar for Android will improve the app's conference call support, Google announced on Wednesday. Once the latest version of Calendar hits the Play Store, the app will be able to add passcodes once you connect to your conference call. To do that, all you'll need to do will be to tap the call-in number on the calendar event screen after which the app will offer you several relevant passcodes. In other words, you'll no longer be required to manually enter a passcode each time you'll want to join a conference call but will instead just have to pick between the applicable host or participant one. Naturally, this new functionality will only function under the presumption that the relevant meeting ID and its accompanying passcode are stored in the calendar event itself. That information can either be entered in the "Location" or "Notes" field of the calendar event and if it isn't there, users will still have to manually enter it like they were doing all along.

Depending on where you live, this Google Calendar update may already be available for download on the Play Store. At worst, you're going to have to wait until tomorrow as Google estimates that a full rollout will take a maximum of three days. Of course, you're in no way forced to download this update, but it's probably also coming with a few bug fixes and stability improvements as the team developing the Google Calendar app usually bundles these smaller improvements with larger releases. So, even if you're not really using the app's conference call feature, this latest version of Calendar is probably worth downloading and installing, or will be once it hits the Play Store in your region.

This latest update will mark the third significant improvement to Google Calendar in 2016. In January, the developers added support for 41 new languages and integrated a bunch of new national holidays. About a month ago, the popular organizational app also received a motivational "Goals" feature which can help its users to achieve all of their dreams or at the very least make sure they remember their significant others' birthdays.

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