Google Calendar - How To Propose a New Event Time

Sometimes you get invited to an event, but the time just doesn't work for you.  Either you already have something scheduled, or another event comes up that takes precedence.  Instead of canceling or declining the event, you do have the ability to propose a new time to the event organizer.  It is easy to do (and modify), and also will let you send a note explaining why you would like a change in date and/or time. 

(Here is a video on How to Propose a New Event Time)  The blog post also includes how to cancel a proposed new time at the end.

To propose a new event time to the organizer:

Click on the event you wish to propose a new time for.  Look for an arrow in the bottom right corner of the event details -

A couple new options will appear; select Propose a new time -

A window appears on the left side of the screen where you can:

  1. Propose a new time (or even day)
  2. Add an optional message for the organizer
  3. Once done, click on Send proposal 

Over on the right side of the window, you will see a blinking gray box where the event is currently scheduled -

After you enter a new time (or date), the gray box will shift to your proposal -

After clicking Send proposal, a notification will appear at the bottom of the screen confirming your proposal -

The organizer will receive an email with a highlight noting that you have proposed a change to the event -

You can delete a proposal you have made by opening the event up again, and looking for the proposal at the bottom.  Clicking on the X on the right side of the proposal will delete it -

A notification will appear at the bottom of the screen confirming that you have deleted your proposed changes -


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