A common question is "Can I connect my platform calendar with my other calendar (Google, Microsoft Outlook, etc.), so I can indicate availability in only one place?
While there is a general technique which allows us to communicate with external calendars, most implementations differ slightly. For this reason we don't synchronize calendars.
There are a few features which make scheduling easier:
- Invitations via email
- First, we do send calendar invitations in emails, so when a meeting is arranged (or changed) the email will include the new information. Assuming your calendar system of choice is linked to your email, it will update your calendar. This is known to work for Outlook, Google Calendar, and Mac Calendar as well as some less common systems. Please let us know if you see issues.
- Connect your external calendars
Second, we encourage you to Connect your external calendar(s) with this platform. Connecting allows
us to determine when you are already busy and we'll not suggest such times to people attempting to schedule
with you. This is available as:
- Dashboard drop down.
- Calendar tab.
- Office Hours
Third, Experts can input general times as their Office Hours. This is available under the
Then, when another user looks to schedule, they will see whatever the Expert provided. Note that we do not convert time zone within Office Hours, but as the requester selects a time, we'll display the Experts computed time within the form.