Google Calendar update is now better at fighting spam


Cloud-based calendars are great if you work with other people who need to send you reminders for upcoming meets or events. Unfortunately, the problem with these platforms is that they can be abused for spam. Thankfully, Google has introduced a new feature to Google Calendar that should make it harder for spammers to worm their way into your calendars.

Basically, with this update, users will now have an option to only display events on your calendar if they have been sent from someone that you know. Unknown senders can still send you invites, but they will only appear on your calendar once you’ve accepted them. This means that spam invites will no longer automatically show up in your calendars, making them messy and creating confusion.

“To help keep your Google Calendar free from spam, you can now select an option to display events on your calendar only if they come from a sender you know. If you select this option, you still get email event invitations from unknown senders, but they appear on your calendar only after you accept.”

According to Google, what defines someone as someone you know is a person who shares the same company domain as you, like someone working at the same place as you. It also includes people in your contacts list like friends, family members, clients, customers, colleagues, and so on, as well as people that you’ve interacted with before.

Google is rolling out these changes as we speak, so if you’re someone who uses Google Calendar frequently, then this could be something to look forward to.

Source: Google

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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