Google adds an option to its calendar service that allows you to show where you work on the day of the week the company has announced. The feature will be available on August 30 for users in certain Google Workspace plans and will be available through the Calendar settings menu in addition to the current work time options, as well as from the weekly calendar view below, which shows the dates for each day. Available jobs are “Office”, “Home”, “Unspecified” or “Elsewhere”.
According to Google, the option will be added, making it “easier to plan personal collaborations or set expectations in the hybrid workplace”. It follows the rise in popularity of homework and hybrid work due to the pandemic. This has meant that employees must increasingly monitor people’s working hours and location when planning face-to-face meetings and other events. A new feature in Google Calendar should help with this.
Google says the new location feature will be turned off by default, but users can turn it on after it starts publishing at the end of the month. The feature is available at the following levels: Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, Nonprofits, and G Suite Business. However, it is not available to G Suite Basic customers or customers using Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Enterprise Essentials, and Education Fundamentals.