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    Shannon Jimenez

    Hi Yvette,

    While Calendly does not have a recurring feature at this time, many users encourage invitees to book their next meeting after confirming an event.

    Another option would be to use our calendar invitations feature. When you enable calendar invitations, your invitee receives a calendar invite (rather than a standard email confirmation) after scheduling with you. Once an invitee books with you, visit the event on your calendar and make sure they are a participant in the event. Then, simply set it to recurring. Just be sure you are in fact available at that time every week! If the event is marked as "busy," Calendly will know you are unavailable during those times.

    If you'd prefer to do everything through Calendly so that your invitee receives all of your notifications, you could either have them book with you every week OR you can do it yourself. Just visit the same scheduling link you would share with your invitee, and fill out the booking flow for them using their name and email address.

    Shannon
    Senior Product Specialist
    The Calendly Team

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    GuildQuality Team

    Hello, I agree with Yvette. I need Calendly to schedule recurring meetings because if I change the invite in my calendar myself to be recurring, then the reminder emails aren't automatically sent each month. This would be an amazing feature to add. Thanks!

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    Shannon Jimenez

    Hi Michelle,

    Thank you for letting us know! This is a popular request as you can see here on our Idea Base. Would you mind up-voting the idea so that it gains more traction? Our product team monitors this page daily for inspiration to help smooth out our user experience!

    In the meantime, you can stay up to date on our latest releases by following us on social media (@calendly)!

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    GuildQuality Team

    Thanks. I had already upvoted it, but it was last responded to over a year ago. I'm glad it's still on the radar.

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    Methodologee

    +1 

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    Daniel exterminateur

    +1

     

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    Shannon Jimenez

    Hey there!


    Thank you for up-voting. Please make sure to also head over to the Idea Base to update the post so that it gains more traction! 

    Best,

    Shannon
    Senior Product Specialist Team Lead
    The Calendly Team

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    Jordan Myska Allen

    +1, also did this on Idea Base

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    Josh Daugherty

    Hi, when is the recurring event feature will happen?

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    CELRQ

    This has been getting upvotes since 2018.... one would think it would have made its way to happening by now! 

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    Patrick Meeting

    Recurring events would be a game changer for me. Thanks. 

     
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    Nicole Criona

    Is this a feature yet? Would be very helpful. 

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    Ben Miranda

    the lack of such is now becoming an issue for us to review an alternative service.

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    Patrick Meeting

     I also feel the same. We need the feature urgently and are looking for alternatives. 

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    David Roundtree

    Thank you for all your work Calendly! We know you strive for the best quality and functionality in your product and we want to see that same quality and functionality in the updates that you do.

    However, scheduling multiple/recurring appointments is the most requested feature by your customers and one which is three years and counting. We would all be grateful of a solution as soon as possible - and I mean within the next couple of months. This request is mainly for those of us who use Calendly to offer our paid services rather than solely as a free meeting scheduler.

    There are four things that we want to see from any feature that allows our clients to schedule multiple appointments:

    1. Clients can choose as many appointments they want and book/pay for them all in one go. (To prevent any abuse of the system, a limit could be set on the number of appointments that can be booked by someone at any one time).

    2. Clients can select a day(s) and a time(s) to recur for as many weeks or months as they would like. They can then book/pay for them in one go.

    3. Users who want to offer courses can bundle dates and times into one event which clients can then select and book/pay for.

    4. Users can offer their clients ‘packages’ of appointments to purchase which they can then use to book however they like.

    Thank you for reading!

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    Evgenia Malina

    I really need this feature too. I would like my clients to book and pay for the whole course of the art classes I offer.

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    Sarah Liu

    I offer tutoring class and use Calendly to schedule class time with students. It'd be so much better for the teacher and the students if they can book recurring classes. Please make it happen. Meanwhile, I am searching for alternatives and may switch if there is such option.

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    Jason Bernic

    How is this still not a feature?

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    Bill Moore

    I agree that this feature is long overdue. I too want to offer my clients a 'package' of several meetings that they pay for upfront. They should be able to select the dates of each meeting and I should be able to set the number of meetings they can schedule in the event. The client should be able to select any available day and time within the availability and date range I select in the event.

    This feature was initially requested almost two years ago. Can you please let us know when it will be available?

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    William Brubaker

    I have literally dozens of events on my calendar and I learned today that buffers don't overlap, so now I need to delete every single event and renter it.  This is a major hassle and shouldn't be necessary.

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    Amplify Fitness

    Recurring bookings is an essential feature of a calendar system. Probably need to get on that. Calendly works great for what it does, but as someone who needs to book in recurring appointments, not having this feature is going to make me look elsewhere eventually.

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    Lowersydenham

    Please can you add the recurrng bookings , love calendlly but need the feature of  recurring time slots. 

    thanks in anticipation.

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    Philippe Mathijs MBA, CEC, PCC

    I agree with the people above.  It was first mentioned in 2018 and it would be amazing to finally have recurring meetings.  Pls pls pls bring the feature soon

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    Lauren Pearson

    Calendly any ETA in what year this could happen?

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    Chrissie Davis

    As a music teacher, I was hoping to be able to offer new students the option to book their lessons which would be same time each week.  After getting everything set up and ready to go, I realized that when they book, it will only be for one week.  This would be so much better if the student had the option to make their lesson time recurring at the same time each week.  As it is, I'll have to go into my calendar and make that happen.  If I have to do that I might as well go back to the way I was doing things, having prospective students contact me and I add them to my calendar manually myself.  This is disappointing, because I've gone to a LOT of work setting this up.

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    Spring Gouette

    I agree this is so frustrating! I am a piano teacher and a health coach, both have recurring appts. In the end I decided to keep calendly going because it allows them to see my schedule and choose a time without my being involved, and then once the time is in my google calendar and I go in and set it to repeat. I really hope they make this possible though, if I'm going to pay or this service it should have something as simple as this possible. 

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    Kumon Bondi Junction (Edited )

    Hi all,

    I am having the same issue - the reoccurring functionality is really important for what I need.

    Has anyone else come across another platform that does this and what is your experience of it? I don't think I can use Calendly if I don't have this function.  

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    Kumon Mt Hawthorn - Lucy Leng

    The lack of recurring option makes it hard for me to continue using Calendly. It is a very tedious process to create 2x a week appointments for a few members of a family time after time. It would be unreasonable for me to expect my clients to go through this tedious process month after months. Please let us know if this iis planned for the future or not. Thank you.

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    Jackie Corcoran

    Yes--recurring meetings is a missing link. When can we hope to see this by Calendly?

    Yours,

    Jackie

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    Frances

    Hello all, 

    Thank you for reaching out and providing this feedback for us!

    We completely understand how beneficial this feature can be and our Product team is always looking for ways to make Calendly the best it can be! We hear you that you need a solution for recurring events, and we are currently researching what that solution could look like in a way that meets the majority of your expectations.

    While I don't have a timeline for this functionality, please know our team is actively researching this for the future!

    Frances
    Senior Product Specialist
    The Calendly Team

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