Google Labs is a playground from Google employees to create experimental add-ons to Google products. In this video, staff author Jess Stratton demonstrates the Hide Time Slots lab, which removes unnecessary visible times on the calendar and is great for a calendar that's only used during work hours.
- [Voiceover] Google Labs was a playground from Google…to demonstrate and test new products…and have them available to all their users…to play around with.…Google Labs doesn't exist any more,…meaning they're not creating any new labs…or supporting existing ones.…But a lot of these labs were very useful,…and Google has very kindly left them…for us to still use.…In many Google products, you can access labs.…For example, GMail has a whole lab section of its own.…Google Calendar has some labs also.…
I'm going to show you some of my favorite ones…in this chapter.…The first one is to hide unnecessary time slots.…In my calendar, sometimes when I enter my calendar…it starts me way up here at midnight,…when I'm not doing anything except sleeping.…I don't need to see this on my calendar.…Let's find the lab to turn that off.…I'll click the gear icon on the top right hand side…and choose "Labs".…Here's Google Labs.…You can scroll down and view the descriptions of each lab…and find something that interests you.…
The one that I'm going to use is called…
- List your options for creating an event with the Google search bar.
- Explain how to create a multiday event.
- Recall how to identify what calendar an event belongs to after you change the event’s color.
- Recognize which default view gives you a flat view of all events when customizing a specific calendar to place it on a webpage.
- Recall whether the year is available by default.