Unique ID in Google Calendar and Chrome Extension

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Is there any news regarding having the BJ Chrome Extension generating unique ID's instead of using only the personal ID?

We have soon 400 users on Google Calendar and BJ where many have their Google Calendars managed through delegation. We have set up delegation also in BJ but the assistants feel it's too cumbersome to create and update the meeting using the BJ portal and would rather use only GCal for all types of meetings, including BJ meetings. Also it's harder for all participants to see who is going to attend the meeting etc. if it's booked through the BJ portal

Since one assistant manage multiple calendars and would use the Chrome Extension to populate an invite with BJ details we run the risk of conflicting meetings since it's the PA's personal meeting ID that will be used in all invites.

On a side note, this also impacts recurring meetings. Consider if a recurring meeting is booked in the BJ portal and then one of the instances of the meeting have to be rescheduled. If it's updated through the BJ portal all meetings are rescheduled. If it's rescheduled using GCal the attendees don't get any notification.

Do you have any workaround or is there something on the roadmap? Would be really helpful if it could be fixed. 
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Fredrik Ryde

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Posted 3 years ago

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Mitch Cohen

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I've added a "Me Too".  We've run into similar conflicts, where one person created two back-to-back meetings.  The first meeting ran long, so they overlapped in time.  When the second meeting's moderator began that meeting, the first meeting abruptly ended.

This would be solved by using a UUID (or similar) for meeting id's created using the Google integration.

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Mackenzie BlueJeans, Official Rep

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Hello Mitch, 

As of right now the Chrome Extension only has the ability to schedule meetings using your Personal Meeting ID. Because that ID never changes, it means scheduling two meetings back to back will result in the users from the second meeting to interrupt the first. 

The good news is we have an update for the Chrome Extension being developed now and is actually releasing very soon! We are expecting to have more news soon, and to have it released within the next couple months. This update will allow for scheduling using random meeting IDs each time rather than the static personal ID like it is now.

I hope this helps. Thanks for reaching out to us here in the Community!

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Sunil Jayaprakash

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The "BlueJeans for Google Calendar" Extension 2.0 now has support to schedule unique one-time meetings.

Ref: https://community.bluejeans.com/bluejeans/topics/google-calendar-extension-2-0