Google Calendar on Web Gets Smarter Meeting Scheduling, Legacy Android and iOS Apps Sunsetting

Legacy versions of Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides mobile apps shutting down on April 3, 2017. Smarter meeting scheduling in Google Calendar on the web.

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Legacy versions of Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides mobile apps will be shutting down on April 3, 2017. Starting this month, those using these legacy versions will start seeing the prompts to upgrade. And, after March 1, "users with very old versions will be forced upgrade when they receive the prompt," the team said.

However, corresponding web and desktop applications of these application will not be affected.

To see the version, you can find it an app's version type in the settings menu on your devices. The following older versions of the following Android and iOS applications are included in the deprecation list:

  • Google Drive for Android (prior to version 2.4.311)
  • Google Docs for Android (prior to version 1.6.292)
  • Google Sheets for Android (prior to version 1.6.292)
  • Google Slides for Android (prior to version 1.6.292)
  • Google Drive for iOS (prior to version 4.16)
  • Google Docs for iOS (prior to version 1.2016.12204)
  • Google Sheets for iOS (prior to version 1.2016.12208)
  • Google Slides for iOS (prior to version 1.2016.12203)
Legacy Google Android and iOS apps Upgrade Prompt

Legacy Google Android and iOS apps Upgrade Prompt

Last year, Google launched the smarter scheduling meetings in Google Calendar for Android and iPhone that help you find time for meetings and book rooms.

Now today, the company launches room suggestions and showing guests' time zones to Google Calendar on the web.

With this new feature on web, nwo when you create meetings, Calendar will suggest rooms based on previously used rooms by you and your guests. Even more, you can also browse or search for rooms as you do today.

Calendar on web, now maked it finding time to collaborate across time zones easier with a new "Find a time" tab on the Calendar shows the time of meeting in the time zone of each guest – if they are different.

Further, more scheduling improvements are planned for 2017 including better ways to help you manage calendar resources.

Google Calendar on Web: Room Suggestions

Google Calendar on Web: Room Suggestions

Google Calendar on web: Guests time zones suggestions

Google Calendar on web: Guests time zones suggestions

Update 01/26: Gmail currently for security reasons restricts certain file attachments with extensions like for e.g. ".exe, .msc, and .bat," now starting February 13, 2017, it'll not allow .js file attachments as well.

"If you still need to send .js files for legitimate reasons, you can use Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage, or other storage solutions to share or send your files," Google says.

Gmail will block .js file attachments starting February 13, 2017

Gmail will block .js file attachments starting February 13, 2017