Google has “improved” the Calendar setting responsible for preventing unwanted event invitations from automatically appearing in your schedule
Today, Calendar’s “Automatically add invitations” preference under “Event settings” has three options:
- Yes, but don’t send event notifications unless I have responded “Yes” or “Maybe”
- No, only show invitations to which I have responded
Google is rolling out a change where the new, simplified option located in the same place is now called “Add invitations to my calendar”:
- From everyone: “Always have invitations automatically added”
- When I respond to the invitation in email: “Only have them automatically added if you have RSVP’d in the email event invitation.” This is accompanied by an additional “Let others see all invitations if they have permission to view or edit my events” checkbox.
This change only applies to future events, with existing ones remaining visible unless you manually delete them. Meanwhile, Google has moved the Yes/Maybe alert preference to the notifications section.
This capability is rolling out now to all Workspace customers and personal Google Accounts.