Providing greater visibility with additional Google Calendar statuses in Google Chat

What’s changing?

Last year, Google introduced the ability to see additional Google Calendar statuses like “In a meeting” or “In focus time” in Google Chat. Starting today, Chat statuses will include even more information, such as:

  • How much longer someone is in a meeting or focus time
  • If someone has an upcoming commitment within the next 10 minutes
  • If someone has an upcoming out of office event within the next business day

The Chat status will automatically disappear once you send a message to someone or you can manually dismiss it. However, if their status changes, an updated status will reappear.

Additionally, you can see the current working location and local time zone set by your colleagues when sending a new message to them in Chat.

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