New Calendar RSVP options to join meetings

Have you noticed the new RSVP options for Google Calendar invitations? You can use them to indicate if you plan to attend a meeting virtually or in person. 

Google made the change to help organizations offer hybrid work models to accommodate rotating employee schedules.

To locate the new options from the Calendar interface:

  1. Click on a meeting invitation block.
  2. At the bottom of the details window, click the drop-down arrow next to “Yes.”
  3. Choose from one of these options: 
    • Yes.
    • Yes, in a meeting room.
    • Yes, joining virtually.

Initially, these RSVP options will be available only in the Calendar interface; later this year, they will be available in Gmail invitations. These options will not be available to invited guests using other platforms such as Microsoft Outlook. 

For more information, see Indicate whether you’ll join a meeting virtually or in person on Google Calendar.