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View additional Calendar statuses in Google Chat

In addition to seeing when someone is out of office, you can now see additional Google Calendar statuses like “In a meeting” or “In focus time” in Google Chat.

Additional Calendar statuses on web

 

Additional Calendar statuses on mobile

Who’s impacted

Admins and end users

Why you’d use it 

Google hope by surfacing these additional statuses, this will make it easier for your colleagues to identify appropriate times to message you.

Additional details

Additionally, the Admin control for Calendar availability will be updated to include configuration options for displaying “In a meeting” or “In focus time” blocks.

See below for more information on availability.

Getting started

  • Admins: This feature will be ON by default and can be disabled at the domain or OU level.
  • End users: If enabled by your admin, your Calendar status will be visible across Google Workspace products. 

Rollout pace

End user availability

Android & iOS:

  • Rapid and Scheduled Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on March 14, 2022.

Web:

  • Rapid Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on March 14, 2022
  • Scheduled Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on March 25, 2022

Admin setting

  • This feature is available now.

Availability

  • Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers.
  • Not available tothe Individual users of Google Workspace or users with personal Google accounts.

Source: Gimasys

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