Calendly's Chrome extension makes impromptu scheduling fit seamlessly into your standard workflow. From your browser's toolbar, you can access your scheduling links or create an invitation with customized time slots for your invitee to choose from.
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Install the extension
Install the extension from the Chrome web store, or by visiting your integrations page and choosing the Calendly for Chrome option. Once installed, you'll be able to open the extension on any webpage by clicking the Calendly icon in your browser's toolbar. It will also appear when you're drafting a message within Gmail.
If you have trouble logging in through the extension, you may have enabled the Block third-party cookies option in your Chrome browser. Visit your cookie settings by entering chrome://settings/content/cookies into the address bar, and locate the Allow section at the bottom of the page. Click Add and enter https://calendly.com to create an exception.
Using the extension
When you’re ready to share a scheduling link, expand the extension sidebar to show a complete list of your event types. Hovering over an event type will reveal sorting and sharing options.
|For quicker access to your most frequently used event types, click the corresponding star icon. Once selected, that event will appear under the Starred tab for easier sharing.|
|Copy the URL for your personal or event specific scheduling page by clicking the corresponding hyperlink icon. Share the link through email, paste it into your signature, or add it to your webpage to encourage invitees to schedule with you.|
|Increase the privacy of your scheduling page with a single-use link. A custom URL will be generated that will only allow one meeting to be booked. The event type link will never be exposed, preventing invitees from scheduling unexpected meetings. If an event is not booked within 90 days, the single-use link will expire.|
|Encourage invitees to book with you by adding an embedded preview of your event type's availability to an email. Choose up to three days to suggest, and the first three available times slots will be displayed. If none of those times work for them, your invitee can click through to see the full availability that you’re offering for that event.
Hovering over an event type will also reveal the option to add an internal note. These will never be visible to invitees, and can only be seen by you or your team within the extension.
Generate a unique event invitation on-the-fly that isn’t limited by your event types’ settings. Adhoc meetings provide ample scheduling flexibility without having to leave your current webpage.
Open the Calendly for Chrome extension and select New Adhoc Meeting. Specify the duration and location of the event, then choose the times you would like to offer. Add time slots that overlap with calendar events scheduled outside of Calendly, allowing you to decide the priority of this meeting. You can even show weekends to offer more options for your invitees.
Create a link to send invitees, or click Finish and Share to copy the invite to your clipboard and add it to an email on any platform that supports HTML. An adhoc event can only be booked once, and the invitation will expire after the invitee schedules.
Manage your pending adhoc invitations within the extension sidebar. Access this page at any time from the drop-down menu next to your icon. View the invitations you have sent, or cancel them before your invitee has booked.
Team adhoc BETA
Team scheduling is easier with Calendly’s collective adhoc feature. Create an impromptu meeting invitation that includes multiple team members without having to shuffle through their calendars. Open the extension to create a New Adhoc Meeting, then add the location and duration of the event. Locate the Add Team Members button next to your avatar in the top left corner to choose up to eight additional people.
The calendar will update with your colleagues’ availability as you select them so you can choose the time slots that suit everyone on your team.