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Recurring events for Google calendars

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The Robin Team
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At the risk of repeating ourselves, the highly anticipated full support for recurring event editing, deleting, and booking is ready for prime time.

The thing about recurring events

While one of the most requested features we get, recurring events are also responsible for about 60% of meetings in the average organization and are the most likely candidate for abandoned meetings.

This is nobody's fault in particular (vacations happen, so meetings don't) but does make introducing recurring events correctly super important to keeping your office from a slow descent into "set it and forget it" madness.We're starting with a slow roll out for organizations with Google calendars, and using this feedback to make sure we get this feature right.

Manage your entire event series

Recurring events will show a new tab for the entire series.

Recurring event series tab

This page shows all of the individual event instances.

Single event instances in the series

From this page you can manage single instances or the entire series at once.

Remove event series at once

Recurring events in schedules include a handy indicator you can hover over for details.

Preview recurring meetings

"When will my account get it?"

Over the next few weeks, organizations with Google calendars will start to see this feature enabled for their accounts. If you have recurring events disabled, no need to to worry -- nothing will change for your account unless you enable it.If you'd like it sooner, or just think patience is for people without priorities, get in touch and we can activate the feature for your account sooner.

Next up, search changes

There are still a few things we're working on to make sure recurring events go smoothly. One of these upcoming changes is support for recurring events within the space search, which will automatically detect conflicts and prevent. Think "Find me a space for the next 10 Mondays at 10AM".While not part of this original release, it will give you a better view of which events need rescheduling before you book. We'll share more as we get closer to the search update's release.

"What about Exchange and Office 365?"

Support for Microsoft calendars (e.g. Exchange and Office 365) is planned later this year. The beta version will continue to work for Microsoft organizations in the meantime.

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