If you’re a business professional, you need a way to keep your appointments all organized. The Booking page in Google Calendar is a big help when it comes to that. Now, according to a blog post from Google, this functionality is coming to more Google Workspace tiers.
If you often have meetings with other people, you’ll want to let everyone know when you’re available. Doctors, for example, can really benefit from the Booking Page on Google Calendar. It’s great because it also makes your availability visible to people who aren’t inside your Workspace community.
The Booking page in Google Calendar will be available to more Workspace tiers
Last year, Google implemented the Booking Page feature into the individual Workspace tier. While it seems weird that a cheaper tier would have a feature that the more expensive ones don’t, there’s a good reason. The Booking page is more for external use. This is if a third party wants to set up a meeting with you. Say, you’re a doctor with a private practice, and you want to let people make appointments with you.
However, more expensive plans center around group and company endeavors. You’re less likely to need to set up a separate booking page for those who are already in your circle.
Regardless, Google is adding the Booking Page to more Workspace tiers. With the announcement, Google outlined the tiers that will get this feature and those that won’t.
You will get the Booking Page if you have the Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, Education Plus plans. You will also get it if you have the Teaching and Learning Upgrade and if you’re a nonprofit customer.
That’s a lot of plans, but there are those that won’t get the feature. This list is, thankfully, a lot shorter than the former list. This includes those on the Essentials, Business Starter, Frontline, plans. Also, those using legacy G Suite Basic and Business will be left out.
Google slated this for rapid release starting today, so if you have an eligible account, you’ll see it within the next 15 days.