Google Calendar Invitations Redesign Goes for a Cleaner, More Modern Look


The next time a Google Calendar invitation lands in your inbox, you might notice it looks a little different. Google announced on Monday that it is updating the emails it sends for calendar events, changing them to look more modern and surface important information quickly .

Google says that if an organizer updates an event, the new design will also show you the old information. For example, if an event changes from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., you’ll see the 1 p.m. start time crossed out under the new information to give you a better idea of ​​what exactly is happening to your schedule. Google will also tell you what changed about an event at the very top, so you can immediately know what to look for.

The updated design (left) compared to the older version (right).

Google says this change should be rolling out to everyone by the end of the month. While those who manage their calendars through third-party tools like Fantastical or Outlook probably won’t get much out of it (indeed, my mail app doesn’t even display these types of emails, instead it turns them into a calendar view), for those using Gmail’s web interface, this should be a nice little quality-of-life improvement.

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