Using Bookable Schedule with multiple calendars

Bookable Schedule supports multiple calendars! Set your primary calendar and we'll put booked meetings into that calendar. But you can also set up other calendars to check for conflicts (in case you have both a work and personal calendar) and set up additional guests to get invitations for any meeting booked (in case you have other colleagues who need to attend the meetings).

As long as each calendar you want to reference is shared with the account you’re using, Boomerang can check it to provide appointment slots, and prevent double-booking.

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How to set up a Bookable Schedule with multiple calendars

When setting up a new Bookable Schedule, there are two points where you'll want to consider what calendars to use.

First, you'll want to set your primary calendar. When creating a Bookable Schedule and setting up your meeting details, you'll be prompted to choose a calendar for new events to be added to. It will automatically be checked for conflicts, and any time a meeting is booked on this schedule, the Google Calendar event will be added to it:

Then, when setting up your availability, you can choose which calendars you want Boomerang to check for conflicts. Perhaps you keep a Personal calendar and want to make sure you don't get double booked; or, you want to make sure one of your coworkers will be available for this type of meeting:

Help! I don't see a calendar I'm expecting to on the list.

First, scroll to the bottom of your Boomerang Calendar Settings, and see if the calendar in question is listed but not selected as one to show.  If it is there and the box next to it is unchecked, simply check the box, and then try creating your Bookable Schedule again.

If you don't see the calendar listed on the Calendar Settings page at all, it may be that it hasn't been shared with this account yet, or it hasn't been granted the correct permissions: 

Sharing calendars to add events to

To share a calendar to add events to:

  1. You (or your colleague) can go to your Google Calendar from a computer
  2. Locate the My Calendars section from the left side.
  3. Hover over the calendar in question to expose and click on the dotted "Options for..." button
  4. Select Settings and sharing
  5. Add your Boomerang account under the Share with Specific People list. If it is your personal account, or your colleague would like you to book meetings on their behalf, select the Make Changes to Events level of permissions. They can read more details on the calendar sharing process here.
  6. Refresh your Gmail and try creating or editing the Bookable Schedule again.

Sharing calendars to check for double booking 

To share a calendar for double booking prevention:

  1. You (or your colleague) can go to your Google Calendar from a computer
  2. Locate the My Calendars section from the left side
  3. Hover over the calendar in question to expose and click on the dotted "Options for..." button
  4. Select Settings and sharing
  5. Add your Boomerang account under the Share with Specific People list. If you just need to be able to reference their availability to prevent double booking, select either See only Free/Busy, or See all event details. They can read more details on the calendar sharing process here.
  6. Refresh your Gmail and try creating or editing the Bookable Schedule again.

If the calendar in question is within your organization or has already been shared with you, but you don't see it on your list, you may need to subscribe to the calendar:

  1. Locate the Other Calendars section from the left side of your Google Calendar
  2. Click on the plus sign/Add other calendars button, and select Subscribe to calendar:
  3. Enter the email address associated with the calendar you'd like to subscribe to.
  4. Refresh your Gmail and try creating or editing the Bookable Schedule again.
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