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How much time do you spend in meetings? Google Calendar’s new ’Time Insights’ tool now shows you

The tool shows you how you are spending your time during the workweek.

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Google Calendar is getting a new update to help Workspace users better manage their time. The new Time Insights tool will give you an all-new look at how you are spending your time during the workweek.

Google has just announced its latest Workspace update, Time Insights. The new feature, available to paid Workspace users, is described as “a personalized, analytical experience” that lets you “see how your time is spent across meetings and collaborators.”

Here’s the full availability for the new Time Insights feature:

  • Available to Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, and Nonprofits customers
  • Not available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Enterprise Essentials, Education Fundamentals, and Frontline, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers

So what exactly do you get with the new Time Insights tool? First of all, Google makes it clear that your insights are viewable only by you, and not a manager. However, if you have “manage sharing access” permission for someone else’s calendar, you will be able to see their Insights.

Time Insights gives you a full breakdown of your time spent during the workday. You can see meeting-heavy days, and what types of meetings you have on different days. It also gives you an in-depth look at who you are meeting with and allows you to notate key stakeholders so you can better keep up with your contacts.

The Time Insights feature is starting to roll out to Workspace admins today with end users seeing the feature rolled out throughout September. The feature will be on by default, but admins will be able to turn it off at any time.

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