Google Calendar Out Of Office

by | Jan 15, 2023

Why setup Out of Office?

    • Auto Decline meetings
    • Allow team members to know that you are out of the office if they try to book a meeting.
    • Auto Decline all events with a custom message.

How to set up out of office in Google Calendar

  • From your Google calendar click the Create button on the top left
  • Click on “Out of Office”

  • Create the event as you normally would with any other event.
        • It’s a little tricky to create OOO events for multiple days, especially if one of the days is a partial day. 
        • If you click on the time check “All Day” you can now choose multiple days
        • If you check “All Day” and select multiple days, then uncheck “All Day”, you can then select multiple days and multiple times.
  • Decide how you want the calendar to handle invites if you have selected to “Automatically decline meetings”
        • Select whether you want to decline
        • Only new meeting invitations
        • New and existing meetings
        • Fill out your auto decline events message.
  • Click Save.