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Google Calendar Will Predict Your Working Hours And Alert Colleagues

The Working Hours feature of the Google Calendar has been present for a while, allowing you to tell others when you will be present for meetings and when you are not available. Earlier, you will have had to turn on it via the settings menu of the app, but now it will be turned on by default, showing an estimate of your availability in an entire workday on the basis of earlier appointments (which you can change if they are not quite correct).

If you are making an event, you will get an alert notification that “some users may refuse” if you schedule it further than other users’ working hours, which will be shown in the latest grid view. The concept is to prevent the back-and-forth that follows with discovering a meeting time that suits everybody—and to assist you better control your work-life balance without the discomfort of telling your manager “NO.” The upgraded feature is launching out to G Suite consumers now and will be accessible to free users of Google Calendar shortly.

On a related note, you no longer will have to humbly answer to somebody to state you cannot get to a meeting they arrange in Google Calendar when you are already on holiday. Earlier, the scheduling app claimed that it will do the work for you, as the firm carries on promoting digital wellbeing.

Users can set up a tailored “out of office” text on their calendar that allows others to know you are not available, and Google will decline meeting requests automatically while you are on vacation. The company’s AI will also try to understand which events must be tagged as “out of office” on the basis of the title, and alter the event type for users. The calendar offers you more management over setting working hours, as well.

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