Google is introducing a new Focus time entry in Google Calendar to make it easier for users to block allotted time for focused individual work.
“We are introducing a new type of Google Calendar entry, Focus time, so you can lock in and protect your headlong individual work time,” Google said in a blog post.
Similar to the Out of Office event type, focus time will look different on user calendars. It includes the ability to automatically reject conflicting events. Users can choose to assign a new color so that their focus time has a different visibility than their events and other meetings.
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“With the changes to our work environments over the past year, having more discussions and meetings makes it harder for people to find time for their basic individual work. With the new focus time feature, we hope to make it easier to create time for thinking and doing groundwork, ”the tech giant said.
Additionally, a user’s scheduled focus time will also be tracked in their time information. There will be no admin control for this feature. This feature will be enabled by default for end users.
It will be available to Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Teaching & Learning Upgrade, Education Standard, Education Plus customers and non-profit organizations.
It will not be available for Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Enterprise Essentials, and Frontline, as well as for G Suite Basic and Business customers.