Google Calendar Update Brings Smart Suggestions and More

Google has rolled out an update to its Calendar app with new features alongside the addition of more country-specific holidays, and support for new languages. Available for both Android and iOS, the highlight of the update however is the new Smart Suggestions feature.

Using Smart Suggestions, Android and iOS users can easily create new events inside the Calendar app. The app will now start suggesting people, place, and event titles while creating an event. Tapping on options such as “at…”, “with…”, and “on…” will give users automatic suggestions. They can simply keep typing if the option is not the one suggested by the Calendar app.

The Google Calendar update also brings support for 41 new languages including Hindi. Some of the other newly supported languages are Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English (UK), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Spanish (Latin America), Farsi, Greek, Hebrew, Slovak, Swedish, and Vietnamese.

In addition, the updated Google Calendar app will also bring the ability to track national holidays in 54 new countries. Users can choose the country by heading to the app’s Settings>Holidays. The selected country’s national holidays will automatically be added to the user’s calendar. The updated app is available to download from Google Play for Android and the App Store for iOS.

Last month, the search giant introduced the Reminder feature to the Calendar app on Android and iOS. The feature let users create Reminders in Google Calendar to monitor their to-do list alongside other events. Reminders unlike regular calendar event entries “stick with you over time”, making them easier to track until they have been completed. If the Reminder task is not marked as finished, it will show up at the top of the Calendar the next day. Once finished, users can simply swipe them away.


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