Limit the total number of events per day, regardless of type

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    Amanda Lynn

    Hi all -

    Thanks for your continued interest and feedback for this feature. We understand how important this type of control is for some of you. While we don't anticipate this being ready in the very near term, I can say that it's being prioritized in future efforts. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to support@calendly.com.

    Best,

    Amanda at Calendly.

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    Travis Thom

    Is there any update with this one? Definitely my #1 feature request. 

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    Kristen McGrath

    Definitely necessary - I won't upgrade until this is possible

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    Laura Powers

    Yes I am frankly surprised this is not already a feature. I accidentally had a situation the other day where I had 9 appointments booked back to back because I was busy and traveling and didn't catch that they were all booked like that. Please, please address this!! This is the only thing I don't love about calendly right now because I have to monitor it all the time which defeats the purpose....

     

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    Amanda Lynn

    Thanks for sharing your ideas and interest in seeing this feature within Calendly. We are looking into how we can provide our users with a Master Availability option, so it's helpful to hear your use cases. Will share with the team as we consider ways to build this. 

    - Amanda 

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    Rev. Joellynn Monahan - the Spiral Way

    I really need this "master availability" option - as I use 3-4 different types of appointments each day and (as other users noted) need to manually watch my total for all appointments even if I set a limit within each appointment type.

    As well - I'd really like to be able to set a master availability option in general - and then be able to vary that on a particular day.  Similar to the "recurring/this day only" feature when I set the times I'm available.

    Thank you!

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    Puno

    Agreed! I think this would solve most of my issues with buffers. I love the idea of buffers, but when I add buffers to individual events they stack. For example, if you have three events with one hour buffers each, I have a three hour buffer for any new event. This has caused me to remove buffers from events and just use one event as my "master".

    I think it would be great to see all of the events as layers in the Availability View with toggles to turn them on and off. This way I can see how they overlap. 

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    mpowsner

    I would really love to see the ability to limit total appointments per day as others have said 

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    Cory Lough

    This suggestion needs to be made priority #1. Need this ASAP

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    Manou Hendriks

    Yes i want this sooo much!

     

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    Cheryl McCallister

    I have also emailed this request to calendly support. I'm curious why, after this comment was originally posted over a year ago, that this application for booking has not been added to the system? This needs to be made a priority. I've already had over bookings in a single day because I offer several types of services. The point of the online booking system is to help me manage my appointments bookings with the least amount of effort/time consumption as possible. Calendly, please implement the Set Limit for a day, regardless of what is booked. Thank you so much!!!

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    Coonoor Behal, Founder of Mindhatch

    Please don't forget to upvote the original feature request!

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    Mili Desai

    My #1 request as well!

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    Charlie Weatherall

    For our Pre-Sales Support team, this feature would make a HUGE positive impact on our ability to rely solely on Calendly to schedule meetings with our Sales team. Pre-Sales round-robin meetings with our Sales team are just 1 of the many types of meetings we have and having this Max Per Day span across ALL meetings would be like the edible glitter dust on the sprinkles on the icing on a chocolate birthday cake! (So, yea, that means it'd be a GREAT thing!)

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    Alicia Bruce

    This really needs to be a feature! I'm surprised it isn't already. As someone above said, I got Calendly to make my booking easier, but I have to monitor it all the time to make sure I don't get double booked with two different event types on the same day.

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    Anna Muse

    would love to see a feature enabling "total events" over a given range of dates.

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    Hannah McIntosh

    Hi all -

    Thank you for submitting this idea! While I don’t have a target date on when we will offer max events per day for all event types, I can share your suggestions with the team to discuss further.

    Best,
    Hannah at Calendly

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    Joseph Langlois III

    Looking for the same... seems to be a common issue... not solved yet? 2019...

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    Sam Gioia

    This is desperately needed! I am part of an education team for a software company and we offer multiple event types for our users to book. We try to limit the number of calls per day, but if we get bookings in each event type, our schedule is overfilled. We can't just limit the number of start times for each event because we need to offer the most flexibility in times for our customers internationally. Would love to see the ability to limit the number of total events per day per user!

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    Yuval Man

    Come on guys, it's not that difficult feature. Please add it.

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    Justin Jeppesen of Jeppesen Law, PLLC

    I've subscribed to Calendly for a few years now and I love it.

    There is one feature that I continually run up against that I wish was available.

    Concerning setting meetings, in addition to setting a limit on the number of specific types of meetings you can have in a day, can you also include a feature that makes it possible to limit the number of specific types of meetings you can have in a week?

    As an example, most of my meetings are scheduled through Calendly. I accept 10 total meetings per week, M-Th, 5 of one kind and 5 of another.

    As I can only limit the type of meeting to one per day, I end up spending more time than I would like to on the phone scheduling that fifth meeting.

    Limiting the type of meetings to 5 per week, would be extremely helpful.

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    Bryndon Skelton

    Limiting number of meetings per day would be fantastic!!!

     

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    Rev. Joellynn Monahan - the Spiral Way

    Hi Calendly, with all the good & complex features you're rolling out, this seems like it would be an easy one to add - would love to hear a specific timeline for when this could be implemented.  Otherwise, it may be time for me to look for another on-line scheduler, since this missing feature is becoming more challenging.  I don't want to change my scheduler - so let us know what's up!  Thank you!

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    Alicia Bruce

    I agree with Joellynn Monahan's comment. This is becoming more of a hassle than just scheduling through email, as I'll have someone book from one calendar and I'll have to then email them to reschedule, since that date was already booked on another calendar with another client. I don't understand why this issue hasn't been addressed by Calendly at this point, because it's such a simple request. I just don't want to double book. Please fix this or I'll be forced to cancel my account and look elsewhere so I can look more professional.

     

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    Rev. Joellynn Monahan - the Spiral Way

    Also, if this feature is important to you / your work, don't forget to "Follow" this conversation (at to of discussion) and vote "up" people's individual comments - these numbers help Calendly in their prioritization of what features people want / need!

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    mpowsner

    Considering this chain started in 2017 it seems odd that it hasn't been dealt with 

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    Alicia Bruce

    So they've added a way to connect outside calendars to Calendly as a whole, but still have not sorted this one out. GUYS. I'M TIRED OF OVERBOOKING. It defeats the purpose.

    On that note, have any of you found other Calendars similar to this that DO allow only one event per day? I'm at the point where I've got to switch.

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    WMK - Shared Calendar

    We have 10 event types for 4 users and 0 ways to control the max number of calls per person per day. We thought this feature was in place and, in turn, was the reason we chose Calendly. Customer service says to upvote this issue so the Co. hears us. Here goes!

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    Laura Powers

    I left about two years ago because they didn’t have this very basic feature (I ended up with 9 hours of back to back appointments once due to this issue). Don’t hold your breath on them creating this any time soon.

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    Airtax

    Would be an extremely useful feature!

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