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Rob Clarke

Hi Jo,

Yes, it certainly has been updated and is quite different from the older version. I would first suggest checking out this tutorial I made for another member which gives an overview.

The key issue you’ve asked about isn’t covered in that, but it will start you off in the right direction. You need to learn how to alter the notifications Google Calendar can provide you.

Here are some additional tips:

  1. Make sure you are using Google Chrome as your browser for your work in the G Suite environment – then we can look at how to manage notifications properly.
  2. Leave Chrome running all day, once notifications are set they will work.Calendar settings
  3. Next, go to Calendar using your web browser and click the Settings cog top right – see screenshot to the right >>>
  4. On the left side you’ll see your various setting options – choose ‘Event Settings’ and notice the option for Notifications.Calendar - event settings
  5. This gives you three options: no notifications, browser alerts only (which means an alert in your browser, which may not be preferable for you give you use other apps a bit), plus interruptive alerts… that is the one I think you should try: Calendar - notification alert options

I intend on turning this into a video with an explanation of the various settings, which will become an online course for members this year, there you go, I’ve said it! Now to do it 😉

Please let me know how you go.


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