Modified 22 August 2018 by Lucy Taylor

Google Calendar have introduced a new feature that allows you to let others know when you’re not going to be around for meetings and events

This new feature will help save time by showing a message to those who send you invites whilst your calendar is set to ‘out of office’.

To set ‘out of office’ in your calendar:

  • Select the days on your calendar you’re not going to be around
  • You’ll see the option ‘Out of office’
  • Customise the message people will receive when trying to invite you to meetings whilst you’re away.

You can also customise your working hours for each day.

In calendar:

  • Click the cog
  • Go to settings
  • On the left hand panel you’ll see ‘Working hours’
  • Customise each day so that people know when they can and can’t reach you