Those who use Chromebooks should know about the quick view calendar. This useful tool is great for looking up the date but not for checking your Google Calendar events. Now, According to About Chromebooks, it seems that’s no longer the case. Google finally added Google Calendar integration to the Quick View Calendar.
Google is merging Google Calendar and the quick view calendar
For those on a newer version of Chrome OS 97, when you click on the time and date on the taskbar, you’ll be greeted by a calendar widget that pops up. It gives you a quick glance at the month, and that’s pretty much it. While this feature is really neat, it seems that Google is about to make it better.
As per the report, Google is going to be adding Google Calendar integration to the quick view calendar. This means then when you open it, you’ll also be able to see all of the events you’ve made on Google Calendar. This is a great feature for those who are focused on productivity and efficiency.
Right now, there’s not much you can do with the feature besides getting an overview of the events you have for the day. It will show you how many events you have for the day and the event titles.
This feature is still in the experimental stage
While some people have been able to get this feature up and running, it’s still in the developmental stage. If you want to try out the quick view calendar at all, you’ll need to be running the latest version of Chrome OS 97. Go to your browser and enter chrome://flags#calendar-view into your browser.
A separate window will open up showing a list of experimental features that Google is working on for Chrome and Chrome OS. If you enter the address correctly, the quick view calendar section should be highlighted. Next to it, you’ll see a dropdown menu that says “Default.” Click on the dropdown and select the “Enabled” option. At that point, your Chromebook will restart. Once you restart your Chromebook, you should be able to see the Quick View calendar.
However, if you want the Google Calendar integration, you can’t be on a stable version of Chrome OS. Kevin C. Tofel from About Chromebooks notes that he was on the Chrome OS 99.0.4815.0 Dev Channel. That is shaky territory for most users, so if you value stability over getting new functions, you should stay on a stable version of Chrome OS and wait for the official release.