Durban - New features on Google Calandar like "out of office" and customisable "working hours" would let users indicate their work-time availability to others and improve digital presence, the company said.
Google Calendar will now be able to automatically decline meetings that would occur during "out of office" period. Users will also have the chioce to customise the "decline message."
"When creating an event on the web, simply select the 'out of office' entry type. The 'out of office' object will have a different look on the Calendar grid, signalling to others that you're unavailable," the G suite team wrote in a blog post late on Wednesday.
Additionally, with "working hours", users would be able to "protect their personal time from their work time".
Users could set their working hours to one interval for all week days, or for each day, separately.