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Add buffer time to your Google Calendar meetings

Here's how to use the speedy meeting feature to leave time between meetings.

By Stacie Taylor · July 13, 2022
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There are lots of meetings in our lives. I like to have a wee bit of time between each one to check in on Slack, take notes, make to-do lists based on the previous meeting, take bio-breaks, and so on.

Surprising no one, Google has figured out how to account for that. Here's how to add a buffer between meetings on your Google Calendar.

How to use Google Calendar speedy meetings

  1. Go into your Google Calendar settings.

  2. Under General, scroll down to Event settings.

  3. Check the box next to Speedy meetings.

Google Calendar speedy meetings feature

Now all your 30-minute meetings will end five minutes early, and longer meetings will end 10 minutes early. You can gift all your pals that you schedule with a little break.

Note: if you have a premium Google Workspace account, you also have an appointment scheduling feature. Buffer times work a little differently in there, so take a look at Google's description.

While you're here, check out some other Google Calendar tips:

  • How to create appointment slots in Google Calendar

  • How to get SMS notifications for Google Calendar events

  • 4 stress-reducing Google Calendar settings you didn't know you needed

  • You can now split your working hours in Google Calendar

  • How to send a reminder in Slack for Google Calendar events

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