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Allowing to block time without event

  • 30 March 2024
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Can I share my calendar link and allow people to block time? As in, without needing to create and event with pre specified slots? 

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Best answer by Kelsi at Calendly 3 April 2024, 02:03

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Hey there @Sarab - great question! I’m glad you posted this topic. 

Calendly does not currently offer an ability to share a link without predetermined availability for the invitee to select from. That said - you might be interested in our One-Off Meeting feature and/or our Meeting Polls feature. Namely - Meeting Polls.

 

Well - what is a Meeting Poll? Let me tell you! 🤗

 

A Calendly meeting poll combines both voting and scheduling in a few simple steps:

  1. You create your meeting details and offer times to meet.
  2. People vote on their preferred times.
  3. You choose the best time, and Calendly schedules the meeting for you.

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Benefits

  • Consolidate tools: Calendly will handle voting and scheduling.
  • Take everyone’s time into consideration: Let people vote on their preferred times for upcoming meetings.
  • Find the best time to meet: Book a single time to meet with a single host or multiple hosts, with multiple attendees, based on the times they prefer.
  • Turn voters into attendees: Calendly will automatically send calendar invites and meeting details to everyone who votes in a poll.

 

Keep in mind that you also have other customization options at your fingertips! For example, with one-on-one event types you can utilize our Customize Once and Share tool. Then, the aforementioned One-Off Meeting option allows you to offer high-priority time blocks over your existing bookings/events on your connected calendar.

 

I know this isn't exactly what you wanted to hear but do hope the information helps, at least somewhat!
 

p.s. check out our New User Guide - it’s full of tips + tricks to get you started! 

Thank you for the revert Kelsi. This is helpful.

I do wish there was a way to share a calendar link where a person could block an amount of time as per their need with me setting a limit, say 90min maximum. But they could use that link to block on 20 or 45 mins as per their need. Currently I set the limit by creating meeting slots often without knowing the context or the content of the said meeting. Which requires a meeting before setting a meeting 😀.

 

Not sure others in the Calendly Community have a similar need. 

 

Thanks! Sarab

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Thank you for the revert Kelsi. This is helpful.

I do wish there was a way to share a calendar link where a person could block an amount of time as per their need with me setting a limit, say 90min maximum. But they could use that link to block on 20 or 45 mins as per their need. Currently I set the limit by creating meeting slots often without knowing the context or the content of the said meeting. Which requires a meeting before setting a meeting 😀.

 

Not sure others in the Calendly Community have a similar need. 

 

Thanks! Sarab

This is excellent feedback - we truly do appreciate it. I will make sure to include it in our monthly feedback report for product. I can’t make promises about that being implemented later - but can promise the feedback is valued and will be heard! I am really glad that for now, what I shared above proved helpful! Let me know if I can help again any time! 🤗

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