Google announced to add a new feature to its Calendar app that allows users to display their location within their work schedule.
Google said the location feature in Calendar would make things “easier to plan in-person collaboration or set expectations in a hybrid workplace.” It can track people’s working hours, location and plan in-person meetings and other events. This makes it a handy itinerary-like tool for work-from-home and hybrid work setups as the pandemic continues.
Available work locations are “Office,” “Home,” “Unspecified,” or “Somewhere else.”
For now, the feature is switched off by default, where users have the choice to enable it later once it starts rolling out, which is expected to be available by August 30. Select users on Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, Nonprofits, and G Suite Business can utilize the new feature by then. It will also be available on Calendar’s settings menu with its existing working hours option and weekly calendar view.
Considering the feature is practically for businesses, it won’t be available for customers on G Suite Basic, Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Enterprise Essentials, and Education Fundamentals plans.
For more information, check out Google’s blog discussing the location feature.