Set aside time for focus in Google Calendar

November 10, 2021

Google has announced a new Google Calendar entry type called “focus time.” Focus time allows you to block out time on your calendar for heads-down individual work or other focus-related activities. Similar to the “out of office” event type, focus time has a different appearance (displays a headphones icon) on your calendar and includes the option to automatically decline conflicting events.

Google Calendar event with focus time Google Calendar focus time event block

Visit the Google Help Center to learn more about using focus time in Google Calendar.

According to Google, this feature began showing up in U-M Google on November 3, 2021 but could take 15 days or longer to become fully visible.