Google has added a shortcut feature to its Calendar service. The feature works through web browsers. Users can schedule new appointments or reminders in the app via .new domains. The feature already existed in G-Suite and Google Keep.
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Previously, users had to manually open the Calendar webpage first, and then schedule an appointment or reminder. Google now comes up with a new method, which allows users to skip some steps. Users can go to ‘cal.new’ or ‘meeting.new’ in their web browser, after which they can schedule a new appointment in Google’s calendar service.
The shortcuts were previously added to some other Google services. For example, users can type ‘keep.new’ in their address bar to quickly set a reminder in the service. Via ‘doc.new’ users can create a new document in Google Docs. This also works for ‘sheet.new’, ‘slide.new’ and ‘form.new’. The shortcuts work on all browsers. The domains also work on phones, but then it remains in the browser and does not redirect users to an app.
Gmail doesn’t support .new shortcuts yet, but Google may add a “mail.new” domain in the future. This domain name has already been registered by Google, but for the time being only refers to a private login page. When users try to log in, it turns out that access is not possible. Google owns the .new-tld, which means that the company can create unlimited domains with .new suffixes. For example, Google can make functionality available for all its services via .new domains.