Google No Longer Sending Calendar SMS Notifications

Google No Longer Sending Calendar SMS Notifications

In a not entirely surprising move, Google announced that it’s putting an end to SMS notifications for Google calendar as of June 27th. They stated earlier, “SMS notifications for Google Calendar launched before smartphones were available. Now in a world with smartphones and notifications, you can get richer, more reliable experience on your mobile device, even offline”.

Google Drive for Work, Google Apps for Work (paid edition), Education and Government customers will not be affected by these changes and can continue using the feature as normal. For the rest of us it is highly recommended that you install and configure the calendar app of your choice to continue to receive notifications.

While we imagine that this will not have a significant impact on many smartphone users, it is nice to see Google paying attention to some of their older features, even if it just for a ‘spring clean’.
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