Google Calendar to tell you how much time you’ve wast…err, spent in meetings


This might be scary for some folks.

Google Calendar will soon launch a new feature called Time Insights, which will show users how much time they’ve wasted spent in meetings.

According to a blog post Monday (via The Verge), Time Insights will show information including a breakdown of your time, time spent in meetings, and a list of people you spend time with the most.

Google also shared a screenshot of what the feature will look like. For example, in addition to the features listed above, your time breakdown will show you how much time you’ve spent in one-on-one meetings versus group meetings.

You spend roughly a third of your life asleep, so be careful not to spend most of what’s left in meetings.
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The feature will only be visible to you, and not your manager, Google says.

A support document has a little more detail on how the feature works and which events will count toward Time Insights; for example, meetings in which you were the only guest, or those that lasted more than eight hours (brrr) won’t count.

Time Insights will be on by default, and will be rolling out gradually to users over the next 14 days.

The feature will be available to Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, and Nonprofits customers. It will not be available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Enterprise Essentials, Education Fundamentals, and Frontline, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers.

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