Smart Calendars for Business
Updated: April 13, 2019
2019. The Google Assistant can now finally manage your G Suite Calendar
New Google Assistant feature now can help you manage your work calendar in G Suite. You’ll be able to sign in with your G Suite account and ask the Assistant for information about your work day. This integration should work across all Google Assistant surfaces, including the car and Assistant displays like the Google Home Hub. Right now, this feature mostly focuses on asking for calendar events, though. As far as we can tell, you won’t be able to create an event through the Assistant just yet. Google does note, though, that you can use this feature to, for example, ask about an upcoming event and then send an email to the other attendees. What’s interesting here is that so far, Google has never positioned the Assistant as a productivity tool in the workplace. Names like “Google Home” and “Home Hub” pretty much make that clear. Sometimes, though, work and home life overlap and at its core, the same technology that allows you to turn on your kitchen lights with your voice could also be used to pull interesting data out of a spreadsheet.