Google is including an choice to its Calendar service to allow you to present the place you’re engaged on any given day of the week, the company has announced. The function will begin rolling out from August thirtieth for customers on choose Google Workspace plans, and will likely be accessible through Calendar’s settings menu alongside its present working hours choices, in addition to on the weekly calendar view beneath the place it exhibits every day’s dates. Accessible work areas embrace “Office,” “Home,” “Unspecified,” or “Somewhere else.”
In keeping with Google, the choice is being added so it’s “easier to plan in-person collaboration or set expectations in a hybrid workplace.” It follows a surge within the recognition of residence and hybrid working as a result of pandemic. This has meant staff more and more need to hold observe not simply of individuals’s working hours, but in addition their location, when planning in-person conferences and different occasions. Google Calendar’s new function ought to assist right here.
Google says the brand new working areas function will likely be switched off by default, however customers can have the choice of enabling it after it begins to roll out on the finish of the month. The function will likely be out there throughout the next tiers: Google Workspace Enterprise Customary, Enterprise Plus, Enterprise Customary, Enterprise Plus, Schooling Plus, Nonprofits, and G Suite Enterprise. Nevertheless it gained’t be out there for G Suite Primary prospects, in addition to prospects on the Google Workspace Necessities, Enterprise Starter, Enterprise Necessities, and Schooling Fundamentals plans.