Calendly's Firefox 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 Firefox web store, or by visiting your integrations page and choosing the Calendly for Firefox 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 your email.
If you have trouble logging in through the extension, you may have enabled the Content Blocking option in your Firefox browser. Visit your Privacy & Security settings by entering about:preferences#privacy into the address bar. Locate the Cookies and Site Date section. Select Manage Permissions, enter https://calendly.com, then select Allow and Save Changes 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.
For quicker access to your most frequently used event types, select the corresponding star icon. Once selected, that event will appear under the Starred tab for easier sharing.
Copy the link 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 random 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 times 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.
Selecting Add an internal note will give you the option to add one to the event type. These will never be visible to invitees, and can only be seen by you or your team within the extension.
Ad hoc meetings
Generate a unique event invitation on-the-fly that isn’t limited by your event types’ settings. Ad hoc meetings provide ample scheduling flexibility without having to leave your current webpage.
- Open the Calendly for Firefox extension and select New ad hoc meeting.
- Specify the Duration and Location of the event, then choose the times you would like to offer. To prioritize your meeting, add time slots that overlap with calendar events scheduled outside of Calendly. You can even show weekends to offer more options for your invitees.
- Create a link to send invitees, or select Finish and share to copy the invite and add it to an email on any platform that supports HTML.
Note that an ad hoc event can only be booked once, and the invitation will expire after the invitee schedules.
Team ad hoc
Team scheduling is easier with Calendly’s collective ad hoc 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 ad hoc meeting
- 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.