Google Calendar's 'focus time' can auto-block meeting requests

Excessive meetings were already a problem before the pandemic, and they’re even more of a problem as remote work enters the mainstream. How do you set aside time for your own projects? As The Verge reports, Google has a simple answer: make it clear you should be left alone. It’s rolling out a “focus time” feature in Google Calendar that not only indicates your status, but can optionally auto-block meeting requests for that time slot.

You can choose a special color for focus time. Those moments will also be included in your Time Insights to help you improve your meeting-to-work ratio. The feature will take up to 15 days

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