Starting today, choose to add Google Hangouts link to Google Calendar events

After the launch of Google Hangouts last year, all events created with Google Calendar automatically included a link to a corresponding video call. While this feature is helpful to some, it may be confusing for event attendees who expect a meeting to be held via Google Hangouts when this was not the intention of the event organizer.

As a result of feedback from the Case Western Reserve community, Information Technology Services is inverting the functionality of this feature. Moving forward, event organizers will need to click “Add video call” if they intend to add a Google Hangouts link to their calendar event. This replaces the previous option to “remove” the video call link, which was added automatically when the event was created.

To learn more about how to use Google Hangouts, visit and enter “Google Hangouts” into the search field.