Use focus time in Google Calendar

To reduce distractions while you work, you can schedule a focus time event in Google Calendar.

Learn who can use focus time

To schedule a focus time event, you must have a work or school account. If you can’t find the focus time option, it may not be available for your organization.

Schedule focus time

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. Click the time you want to schedule focus time.
  3. At the top of the event, click Focus time
  4. Select when you want your event to begin and end.
  5. Click Save.

Repeat a focus time event

  1. Click the event day or time.
  2. Next to “Does not repeat,” click the Down arrow Down arrow.
  3. Select how often you want to repeat your focus time event.

Change privacy settings on a focus time event

  1. Under the calendar name, click Default visibility. 
  2. Next to “Default visibility,” click the Down arrow Down arrow
  3. Select Public or Private.

Decline meetings automatically during focus time 

Check the box next to “Automatically decline meetings.”

Change focus time event color

  1. Click Color Event color
  2. Select a color. 
  • Tip: Your color selection is saved for future focus time events.

Edit or delete focus time

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. Click a focus time event. 
    • Tip: Focus time events are marked with Headphones  Headphones.
  3. Select an option:
    • To edit the event:
      1. Click Edit Edit
      2. Make your edits.
      3. Click Save.
    • To delete the event: Click Delete event Delete reminder.

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