Take advantage of the Open slots in the Bitrix24 calendar. Schedule meetings with your business partners and customers who are not users of your Bitrix24. Send them a link to your open slots, and your contacts will pick the date and time they prefer.
How to share open slots with external guests
Share a link to your open slots with your business partners and customers.
Go to Calendar and toggle Open slots.
Click the Copy link button to generate a link to your open slots. It is automatically copied to the clipboard.
Then send the link to an external contact in any convenient way.
Once the contact opens the link, they can choose the most convenient date and time to create a meeting.
What your contacts see
Check what exactly an external contact will see by opening the link to your open slots.
How to edit a meeting with an external guest
The meeting appears as a new event in your calendar in Bitrix24. Open it in edit mode to:
change the default name
specify the location
add other users as attendees
There is no way to edit the date and time of the meeting. You can decline it, and your guest will be notified about that by email.
To hold a meeting online, you can use the Video Conferencing feature.
Learn more about HD Video Conferencing in Bitrix24
How to configure the available slots and their duration
Configure the days of the week, time, and duration of an upcoming meeting.
In the Available slots section, specify the available time slots by setting the preferred days and hours. For example, you can align with your company's business hours: from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm.
Also, indicate the length of each time slot dedicated to customer meetings.
How to invite colleagues to the meeting
Create shared slots and invite your colleagues to the meeting according to their availability.
Click the + icon and select employees from the list.
Click the Copy link button to generate a link to the shared slots.
Then send the link to a guest in any convenient way.
In the Shared slots section, you can find all the generated links to shared slots with your colleagues and external guests.
This option is particularly useful for regular meetings. For example, an HR manager often invites department managers to interview candidates. department managers to interview candidates. To streamline the process, they can create a shared slots link and send it to new candidates.
By default, the links are arranged by frequency of use, but you can also choose to sort them by creation date.
How to close access to open slots
Deny access to the shared slots by clicking the cross icon next to the link.
To close access to all the links, turn off the toggle next to the Open slots option. If you activate this option again, a new link to your open slots will be generated, and the old ones won't be available anymore.
Open slots in the Bitrix24 calendar are a useful tool to schedule meetings with external guests. Share a link to your open slots with clients, allowing them to pick the convenient date and time for meetings.
Specify the available time slots by setting the preferred days and hours. Also, customize the duration of upcoming meetings.
Meetings with external guests appear as new events in your calendar in Bitrix24.
Create shared slots and invite your colleagues to the meetings according to their availability.