It’s 11:50 a.m. and your phone pings: “Team meeting in 10 minutes.” But then, 12 p.m. rolls around and you’ve forgotten all about the helpful alert. You look up and it’s 12:03 p.m., so you scramble to open the video conference link and attempt to slip quietly into the virtual meeting. Late.
Luckily, there’s a couple of quick fixes for Google Calendar users. You can change the notification time or add a second notification that’s closer to the start of the meeting. So instead of a notification 10 minutes before, you could set the alert to go off two minutes before. Usually the default alert is 30, 15, or 10 minutes before an event, but you can change it to any time you want.