It’s also taking its dedicated Google Workspace voice assistant out of beta and making it publicly available.
The company is trying to categorize these features as part of a new push for what it calls “equal collaboration,” and for Google, it’s a way of explaining the tools it is trying to create so that people who work from home are not put at a disadvantage compared to people who work from the office.
In addition to setting up out-of-office and work hours, users will also be able to create a new event type called focus time.
And when you set up focus time, Google says: This limits notifications, and you can also set your location, allowing your co-workers to get a better idea of your presence and time zone.
According to Google, various Workspace tools are aware of your current condition and location and adjust notifications to suit you.