Published by Calendly - September 20, 2018

Calendly’s Chrome extension: The quickest way to schedule meetings right from your browser

Making it easier to find and share your availability to enhance the scheduling experience for you and your invitees.

Calendly’s Chrome extension brings automated scheduling right into your browser so you can find and share links in a click while you email or work in Chrome. It is simply the fastest way to share your links. How often do you have someone ask you to email them the times you’re free? With our ad hoc meetings feature in Calendly for Chrome, you can easily choose specific availability to embed in any email for one-click booking.

With an ever-growing list of capabilities to take advantage of the work you do in your browser, Calendly for Chrome is a real “game changer” as one recent reviewer put it.

“Calendly for Chrome makes it so convenient to include my Calendly links in emails—no more emailing back and forth or double scheduling!”

Check out this video to see how Calendly for Chrome works!

Guide: How to maximize your use of Calendly for Chrome 

We created this guide to help you take advantage of the simple workflow our Chrome extension enables inside your browser for scheduling meetings and sharing your available time.

Share scheduling links in just a few seconds. Using the extension sidebar, you have access to all your Calendly links. In just one click, you can copy over your link to share in an email or another messaging platform to get a meeting scheduled faster. Pro tip: “star” your favorite Calendly links for even quicker access.

Create ad hoc meetings to offer specific meeting times and improve business relationships. When you know exactly when you’d like to meet with someone or want to open up more availability for important contacts, you can create an ad hoc meeting by selecting availability from your calendar, copying it to the clipboard and embedding your selected time slots into your preferred email platform. You can also override busy events on your calendar for important meetings you want to get scheduled as soon as possible.

Use single-use links to avoid unwanted bookings. To protect your privacy, you can choose to generate a unique link associated with an event type. Once your invitee schedules, the link expires to restrict invitees from access in the future.

Improve your team workflow. Add internal notes to your scheduling links in the extension sidebar to clarify to yourself or your teammates which Calendly event types are the best to use for each meeting.

Enhance the scheduling experience for your invitee. Not only are you scheduling meetings more efficiently with Calendly for Chrome, but you’re also getting your availability in front of prospects, clients and contacts even quicker. With ad hoc meetings, your invitee skips extra steps of opening a link to schedule. Instead, they can select the best time right from their email.

Download the Chrome extension today!

We’re committed to continually improving Calendly for Chrome to provide the best experience for our customers and their contacts.

What’s new in the latest Calendly for Chrome update?

  1. Create single-use links for your event types within your extension sidebar to avoid unwanted meetings
  2. Embed ad hoc availability within any email platform
  3. Select times that overlap with busy events on your connected calendar
  4. View more of your calendar when pulling availability

Just open your extension to start using these new features. If you haven’t downloaded the extension yet, get started today—setup takes just a few minutes and it’s completely free.

  • Srilekha Karanam

    I have tried the new Adhoc meeting and testing myself (This is really cool). It sends an invitation with unique meeting link everytime (meet.google.com/hii-pzxp-gkv) to the client.
    But where do I (Demo giving person) get that link?
    Or is there a away I can add my own meeting link?

    • Josh Karczewski

      When you click finish and share it copies the link to your clipboard, making it very easy to paste to an email

      • Srilekha Karanam

        Thank you Josh!

        • To protect your privacy, you can choose to generate a unique link associated with an event type. Once your invitee schedules, the link expires to restrict invitees from access in the future.

    • Calendly

      Srilekha –

      I see that the link you shared above is a Google Meet link. Are you asking how you can get that link that is generated for video conferencing when you have your Calendly account connected to your Gmail account?

      If so, you should be able to see that Meet link in your event details on your calendar event. If you’d like to add a different kind of conferencing link we have a direct GoToMeeting integration or you can add a static link to the location field of any event type.

      You can learn more here: https://help.calendly.com/hc/en-us/articles/226766447-Specify-a-meeting-location#4

      • Srilekha Karanam

        Thank you so much for your quick response! I know where to add the static(appear) link to the location field and that is the link our clients get when they are scheduling themselves from calendly link. Could you please tell how they would get the same static link when I’m inviting through new Adhoc?

        • Calendly

          Thank you for clarifying! Unfortunately, right now you are not able to customize ad hoc meetings. However, our team is looking in to options where you will be able to embed times into an email from one of your existing event types. This would allow you to include conferencing links like you are looking to do.

          Right now, the best thing is probably to email the conferencing link after your invitee has selected a time. We know this is not ideal but will be sure to let you know as soon as the new feature I mentioned above is rolled out!

  • We like the Ad hoc scheduling tool, however we don’t see a way of selecting the “type” of meeting we want to create available (let’s say that we have 3 different types of meetings e.g consultation, session, sales meeting). Is there a way to do this?

    • Calendly

      This is not something you can currently do with the extension however, it is a popular request so our team has started looking in to it. We will announcement when it is released – so keep an eye out for it!

      If you have any other questions about how to use the extension please feel free to email our team at support@calendly.com

  • I love the Adhoc meeting way to put suggested meeting times in an email, but does it show for the recipient in their own time zone, or in the time zone of the sender?

  • Rick

    Great! Are we getting one for Firefox soon?

  • Finally, a solution that is getting closer to how good “Meet” by Sunrise.am was.

  • Laura Chapman

    Hello Calendly, I love the new features. However, can you please change the spelling of Timezone to Time Zone in the text that is pasted in the email. I don’t mean to be the spelling police but it would save me tons of time on having to correct it. It means a lot to me that I appear professional particularly to a new prospect who might not know that my quirkiness/foibles are really fun. Thanks for your understanding.

    • Calendly

      Laura –

      Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. It is always our goal to enable you to appear professional. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. We have informed our product team of this issue and will have in fixed right away!