πŸ”Ž Find a Room

Everything you need to know about how to setup and use Find a Room, our same-day meeting room booking feature.

Kristina Semcenko avatar
Written by Kristina Semcenko
Updated over a week ago

Find a Room is our same-day meeting room booking feature. It displays a list of meeting rooms and the times at which they are available at the start of each day.

Officely Find a Room is integrated with Google Calendar, so all room availability is accurate even if it wasn’t booked out through the Officely app. As people book into the rooms throughout the day, the availability will reflect this.

Follow our step-by-step guide to set up Find a Room on your Officely account. You'll need to have Google meeting rooms set up before you jump in.

πŸ‘‰ Haven't set up a Google meeting room before? Jump to the bottom of our article to learn how.


How to Set up Find a Room

It's pretty straightforward to set up Find a Room, although you’re going to need admin privileges to your Google Workspace in order to complete the process. So make sure you're the Google admin to be able to set this up. If you're not the admin head to step 3 and we'll show you how to request the Google admin to set it up.

Part 1: How to Set up Find a Room Within Google

First of all, all you need to do is head to Officely App Home > Click on Quick Actions > Find a room


You will then see the permissions screen pop up, click on continue with Google.
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Click allow and we'll connect the Google Calendar with Find a Room.
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That's it, you're good to go!


Part 2: How to Setup Meeting Rooms in Google Calendar

As the admin of your workspace, you have the ability to add Resources to your team's Google Calendar. The most popular Resource is a meeting room.

When you've created your meeting rooms within Google, Officely will pull this information into the Find a Room space on the Officely app.

But first, you need to create your meeting room resources within Google. You can follow Google's :

  1. Head to the Admin Console in Google and click on the Apps icon
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  2. Click on Google Worskpace
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  3. Go to Calendar, found at the top.
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  4. Within Calendar, click on Resources to expand the dropdown.
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  5. Click on the Create a New Resource button.
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  6. Type in the name of the Meeting Room, e.g. Meeting Room 1, and within Resource Type, name it a Meeting Room.
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    You can use the description to better identify the meeting room, e.g. The largest meeting room on the first floor.
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    Once this is filled in, hit Save changes.

πŸ’‘ If you want to create multiple options for your meeting rooms, repeat steps 5 & 6, and use the below steps to check it's worked!

  1. Go to Google Calendar and click anywhere to create a meeting.
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  2. Next to the pin button, click on Add rooms or locations.
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  3. Use the All Rooms & Resources popup to find the room you'd like to assign your meeting to.

    You can find rooms within each office space you occupy.



Part 3: Inviting a Google Admin to set up 'Find a Room'

If you're not the Google Admin here are the steps for you to follow. Firstly click on 'Find a Room'

Next, enter the name of your Google admin and click send.
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Your Google Admin will receive this message asking to enable the integration.

They Will then be taken through the steps of Part 1 of this article.
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​Ready to use Officely's Find a Room? Head to the top of the article to integrate Officely with your Google calendar and get started in no time!

This video will give you a step by step guide on how to create your Google Resources.
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Need more help? Reach out to our team!
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