Quick way to block days

Featured

Comments

12 comments

  • Official comment
    Avatar
    Tim DaGraca

    Hi Everyone,

    Thanks for the feedback! With Calendly, your personal connected calendar can be used whenever you want to blackout dates across all of your event types. This is because Calendly looks to this calendar as the central place from which it draws your actual availability.

    As @Ant Pugh shared, you can add an all-day BUSY event to your schedule and Calendly would see that event as a conflict and remove availability for that corresponding date in all of your Calendly event types. 

    On the flipside, Calendly is capable of setting availability for multiple event types at the same time. To do so, you can utilize our Bulk Actions Toolbar:

    Tim DaGraca
    Senior Product Specialist
    The Calendly Team

    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Janay Thomas

    Is there a way to block calendar easier?

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Michelle Morand

    where are we at with this? i need this function too thank you

     

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Pretty Sticky Creative

    yep, would be great just to block a bunch of time out adhoc, when starting new business it looks bad/weird if everything is available. 

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Access Studios

    This is still not simple enough... I have three calendars that I am trying to sync. A simple button to block time would solve a ton of problems for me. 

     

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Janice Alvarez

    If you have your Calendly sync with your Google Calendar, you can easily block the time in Google calendar and it won't be available in Calendly.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Makayla Wood

    I have linked my google calendar but it hasn't automatically blocked off the times in my google calendar? 

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Tim DaGraca

    Hi @Makayla,

    Happy to hop in here! Think of Calendly is a scheduling platform that essentially sits on top of your connected personal calendar, Google. It checks for events marked “Busy” and interprets them as conflicts, preventing invitees from scheduling new events at those times.

    When you schedule an event on Calendly, it is then published to your Google Calendar. You can ensure this is happening by double checking that "Add Events to Calendar" via your Calendar Connection page is turned on, and that a calendar is selected.

    If you have further questions, please feel free to write a support ticket so that our team can dive in further. That way, we can help your use-case out specifically.

    Best,

    Tim DaGraca
    Senior Product Specialist
    The Calendly Team

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Sorbonne Language School

    But what if we or our employees don't use Google Calendar or a similar one and don't want to sync their calendar, so we just want to easily block times off? We can't! I should be able to easily write in I am busy from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday without having to go to this trouble.

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Tim DaGraca

    Hi Sorbonne Language School,

    Thanks so much for your feedback. I can totally understand where you are coming from. I do have some good news: We are looking to make this easier in the near future as we recognize that some users do not choose to sync with a calendar and that that method should not be the only way to apply a one-off block on your calendar.

    Until this new solution is implemented, the current options available are:

    1. Connect with Google Calendar (or something similar) to use solely for conflict checking; meaning, you don't have to have Calendly events publish to it or always use it as your primary calendar/scheduling tool. Calendly is great without a calendar, but for easy blocking of days it works best with an integrated calendar. 
    2. Edit your availability per event type. In the When can people book this event section of each event type, you can mark yourself unavailable for that day; or, you can only create intervals of availability that exclude the time that you do not want to accept meetings (from 2-4pm.) 

    I understand that neither of these solutions are ideal for your use case but at this time, they are the only ones that I have to offer. I hope that helps -- even if for now!

    Best,

    Tim DaGraca
    Product Content Specialist
    The Calendly Team

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Jay Winestein

    how do you block times off the google calender to show not avail   it can be repeatitive

     

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Akiko W.

    Hi Jay, 

    You can add an event on your Google calendar and mark it as 'Busy'. This will allow Calendly to read you as unavailable at this time for all of your event types. 
    I hope this helps! 

    Akiko
    Product Specialist
    The Calendly Team

    0
    Comment actions Permalink

Please sign in to leave a comment.