Google is planning to retire the option which allows users to insert calendar invites directly within emails.

Spotted by the Google Operating System fan site, and confirmed by Gmail community managers, the option will be removed in July. As of now, if you choose to insert a calendar invite within an email, you’ll get a message warning you of the changes ahead.

Google calendar 520x397 Google will remove the Calendar Invitation feature within Gmail in July

While the move is likely to irritate a few people – the feature allowed you to send invites without having to open up Google Calendar itself – it was likely under used by the majority.

On top of that, the community managers said “we’ll still be supporting creating invitations, just through different steps. The workaround now is to click into calendar and to create an invitation from there,” so it sounds like being rerouted to Google Calendar itself may only be temporary.

Gmail Will Remove Calendar Invitation Feature [Unofficial Google Operating System Blogspot]

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