Project Description

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Quick launch summary

Last year, Google announced the ability to see when someone is out of office in Gmail, specifically when composing a new email or Hangouts Chat. Now, Google is expanding that functionality to more places in Gmail on web, like when you’re hovering over someone’s name in your inbox or in the “To” or “From” line in an email.

View out of office information in more places on Gmail for web 1

This feature gives visibility to your time out of office in more places across Google Workspace, making it clear to senders the appropriate time to message you.

Getting started

Admins: There is no admin control for this feature.
End users: These notices will automatically appear when anyone whose calendar you have access to has an out of office event scheduled. Use our Help Center to learn more about disabling the sharing of availability information to other Google Workspace apps.


Rollout pace



  • Available to all Google Workspace customers
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