Requester Allowed to Set Duration

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    Amanda Lynn

    Hey Trey -

    Thanks for sharing this. Allowing your invitee to determine the event's duration is a cool option and it's interesting to hear your use case. We are looking into how to provide more flexible scheduling options, so I'd be happy to share this with our team as they consider those scenarios. 

    - Amanda 

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    Justin Davis

    I run a massage therapy business (Blue Iris Therapy) and often set up visits with companies. I'd  instantly move to using Calendly if the requester could choose the duration of the appointment. As it is, the program resolves other issues I'm having and this would be the final touch that would allow me to put your program in place.

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    Trey LaRenz Sanders

    Thanks for the reply Amanda - shows excellent Calendly support!  Thanks to you as well Justin.  Hopefully, this feature is added quickly to help with your business. 

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    Andrew McIntyre

    +1 for allowing the requester to specify the duration of the appointment/meeting with some Oragnizer-defined limits

    - Allow organizer to set maximum and minimum duration available

    - Allow organizer to set increment that range is broken down by

    - Allow organizer to specify total number of minutes that can be booked for a specific meeting type per day

    - If there is a limited number of minutes remaining for a chosen meeting type due to other confirmed requests for the same meeting type on that day allow the requester to see the longest duration that can be booked for that day and others within the same date range. For example, if only five hours can be booked for a meeting style each day and one requester confirms an appointment for three hours on Tuesday, then the next requester to choose the same meeting type would see a call out over Tuesday indicating that only two hours remain for that day, but five hours remain to be booked for the remaining days of the week. If there are conflicts due to pre-existing meetings then the true "effective" longest duration of that meeting type would be set in the day's call out.

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    Steve Wrubel Photography

    I second and third this suggestion.  I'm doing summer portraits and want my clients to book their three hour appointment at either 8, 11, 2, 5 or 8 and there is no way that I am currently aware of to limit them to that.  

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    Natasha Coskery

    I run a tutoring business and would love to have this option. Currently, I have to set up multiple events for the same booking type. For instance, I would love to give my clients the option to book an in-home tutoring appointment, then allow them to select the length of that appointment from a drop-down menu of available options that I've set up as part of the event type. This would be much more efficient than having to create separate event types for in-home tutoring for each of the 1hr, 1.5hr, and 2hr duration times that I offer. 

    This is especially true since I can't use the back-to-back appointments option for this purpose as I have a buffer time added in for traveling between appointments since I go to the client's home as opposed to them coming to mine. 

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    Victoria Lenhardt

    I would use calendly if it allowed creating more than 60 minute durations per appt.  As it is, it is not helpful for me.     

    Also, having the requestor able to book the amount time they want is so important.  An easy way for them to do this is crucial.   

    I really like the way it integrates with Outlook and other programs and would buy Calendly in a heartbeat if the scheduling time options were not so limited.    

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    Megan Buerkle - Crown

    I would love this as well - I have consultants that I train who need anywhere from 15 minute chats to 2 hours meetings and I'd rather not have 10 different time amounts open to them, but allow them to have a dropdown selection (I love the 15 min increment time suggestion) The ability to counter the time amount as well would be cool (like if they wanted 15 min, but I knew it would take 20 or 30, a way to send that back would be supreme!!! 

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    Jillyn

    This request is almost the same as this one, so their vote counts should be combined to determine how popular this add-on would be from a development pathway perspective.

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    Ruby Brown // Nanny Match

    I run a childcare agency and would love to have this option so our clients can choose the times they need and make a booking.

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    Kathy Vazquez

    +1 would love this feature. Would make my life easier as a college student who babysits on the side.

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    Nick Croghan

    Having an expandable time slot up to a maximum duration would eliminate the need for appointment types of different durations.

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    Jamie Schmid

    Chiming in to say if you offered this, Calendly would be pretty much the best option out there. Nobody else really offers this in a calendar based scheduling.

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    The Fish Bowl at Nexcore

    I second and third and fourth this- Can you make it happen Calendly?

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    Michael Stebbins

    Same request please  Clients need to book one or many hours. 

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    Nick Croghan

    Any update here?

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    Victoria Lenhardt

    I am interested any any updates to allowing requestors to select their own duration (not have to select from specific preassigned times or durations)

    Is this foreseeable in 2018?

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    Joseph Krahn

    I'm also interested if this is coming? Thanks.

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    gregory.hanson

    Same, I don't want to create two calendars for 30 and 60 minute meetings.

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    Michael Soh

    I think this is a great idea!  In fact, I made a similar request and Calendly forwarded me here to upvote this one!

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    Chazen Study Rooms

    Any update on the progress of this feature? I'm considering multiple booking systems and this is a must-have feature. 

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    Mark Cadman

    This would resolve my other request where I would like to restrict total meeting times per day to 6 even though I use 4 different event types right now so the customer can choose how much time they would like to use with me. Please keep me updated on this status.

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    Sreenath H B

    Upvoted. I tried a competitor and they offer this feature so it's an easy decision for me to switch to them for my business but I came to Calendly first because my previous company used it.

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    David Byler

    Here's another almost identical request:  https://help.calendly.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360001185634-Flexible-duration-Event-Type

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