Google will soon be rolling out a feature for its G Suite users.
Now, if you’ve marked yourself as out of the office on your calendar, your coworkers will get a heads up before they email you.
The alert will be in the form of a little yellow banner which will hover right above the send button, alerting the sender that you’re currently out of the office, and when you’re set to return.
Here are the steps on how to activate the feature on your computer/laptop.
On your computer, open Gmail.
In the top right, click Settings.
Scroll down to the “Vacation responder” section.
Select Vacation responder on.
Fill in the date range, subject, and message.
Under your message, check the box if you only want your contacts to see your vacation reply.
At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.
Note: If you have a Gmail signature, it will be shown at the bottom of your vacation response.
To Turn off your vacation reply
When your vacation reply is on, you’ll see a banner across the top of your inbox that shows the subject of your vacation response.
To turn off your vacation response, click End now.
It’s that easy. If for some reason you don’t like the concept you can disable it. Just go into the “Access permissions” section of your Google Calendar settings, and turn off ‘Show calendar info in other Google apps’.
It will roll out on the 16th of September.