Microsoft’s Sunrise Calendar Got An Update

By on May 19, 2015

Sunrise calendar app and service is a well known name among Android and iOS users and Microsoft acquired this app few months ago. Finally Microsoft released first update of this app and the new version comes with some amazing features. This latest update comes with a built-in keyboard named “Meet Keyboard” which is available for Android devices as well as for iOS devices. Users can use the keyboard for managing their schedule without opening the app itself.

Obviously users can make appointments and schedule meetings more quickly this way but the main purpose of introducing Meet Keyboard is to eliminate the need to switching apps several time to schedule something. It means you don’t have to jump between different apps in order to use calendar app because Meet Keyboard can be accessed anywhere within any app because it is a keyboard and from there you can check your calendar, availability, free slots as well as add location and other details about the meeting or other kind of event.

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It also means you can simply schedule a meeting right from the email app you use and copy details into your calendar from the same app and from the same screen. On the other hand, Meet Keyboard is not a standalone app but it is a regular keyboard that is internally attached with the Sunrise app. You still need to add this keyboard on your Android or iOS device as a default keyboard. You can follow below mentioned instructions to set Meet Keyboard as your default keyboard app.

On iOS devices, go to settings >> general >> keyboard >> keyboards >> Add new keyboard >> and then select Meet Keyboard as your default keyboard. Also grant it full access so you can use it without any trouble. On Android devices go to settings >> language and keyboard >> and select Meet Keyboard as your default keyboard. You can also change the keyboard anytime you want from the notification bar but it might be different on different devices. After setting Meet Keyboard as your default keyboard, you can start using it immediately, check availability as well as schedule meetings and other things too.

Before you start using Meet Keyboard on regular basis, test it on your favorite email app like Gmail. Open keyboard in Gmail app and tap on the globe icon on the keyboard to access the settings menu. From there select Meet as you keyboard and you’ll see a red icon on the right side that will allow you to access Sunrise calendar form the Meet Keyboard itself.

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  1. Jasmine

    May 26, 2015 at 8:47 am

    I see this app as a way of multitasking :) meetings can be appointed, and it can also be used anywhere within an app! Cool

  2. Marta

    May 26, 2015 at 9:29 am

    I would definitely test it first, and then start using it on my device :)

  3. Jacky

    May 29, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Pretty useful app, I’ve started using it and it really helped me out a lot. Would recommend it to all who have sth to do with office and appointments/meetings :)

  4. Sandra N.

    June 1, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    It’s good that there is a guide through the options and features it offers. I don’t get lost into it, it’s very easy to follow. :)

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