Please add option of sending a .ICS file to both parties

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    Hannah McIntosh

    Hello all,

    Thank you for the feedback! If any of you use Google, Office 365, or Outlook.com you are able to use calendar invitations to have the same calendar event sent to you and your invitee.

    For those of you who have alternative calendar platforms, I understand that this is still an issue for you. While I don't have a target date on when we will offer a solution, I can share your suggestions with the team to discuss further.

    If you need further support, please contact support@calendly.com.

    Best,

    Hannah at Calendly

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    Cristian Livadaru

    please! I don't use google calendar so attaching a ics file for the mail I receive would be awesome. 

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    Kristina Schneider

    Upvoting this one. Please add an .ics to the confirmation email for both parties, it would be super helpful.

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    Corporate Brand Services

    Yes please! We would love for the calendar invite to be included in the notification that someone signed up for a meeting with our sales reps. Right now they have to manually go in and add it to their calendars every time, as we don't want to auto connect it to our calendars for various reasons.

    Always a good move to add options around how people manage their calendars invites.

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    Marc Freedman (Edited )

    Same problem here with both Amazon WorkMail and Thunderbird calendars in use for business and home.  Seriously, how hard can it be?  Calendly already sends an ICS file to the party making the appointment.  All you have to do is send it along with the member notification too.  Optionally add a checkbox option in settings to send the file.  I'm shocked that something this simple hasn't been done since this was requested almost two years ago.

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    Radu Ciorba

    Lack of ICS is a real pain point.

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    George Burnett III

    Please add ICS support. iCalendar is a standard method of transferring calendar information between computer systems. The standard allows products from many vendors to transfer calendar information between each other. It seems silly that a web-based calendar sharing application can't support this standard.

    It would be great if someone from Calend.ly can share their roadmap (at least on this topic) so people waiting for this feature can plan accordingly. 

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    Alan Hecht

    Tested out Calendly for an instructor to create office-hours sign-ups for students.  It all worked perfectly...until I couldn't find a way to have the instructor get an ics file to add the event to their Outlook calendar.  Integration with O365 won't work for us because our institution limits external connector/apps and only allows a few apps they license at the enterprise level (Salesforce, etc.).  Having the same "add to your calendar" button in the confirmation email sent to the calendly owner in the same way that it is offered in the email sent to the person signing up would just make sense.  The fact that this is not a standard option even after these requests for this feature go back three years is almost ridiculous.

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    Billy Chow

    Still no support for .ics after 2 years? Hmmm... will have to look at other options/competitors.

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