Google has announced that out of office information will now be available when replying to or mentioning someone in Google Docs.
Don’t you hate it when someone you mention in a comment in a collaborative Google Doc takes two weeks to get back to you? Sure, they could be really busy or terrible procrastinators, but they might also be out of the office. It would be great to have known the latter before mentioning them, right?
Yep. That’s why Google is rolling out a new Workspace update that brings up people’s out of office information (and when they’ll be returning) when you reply to comments or mention them in Google Docs.
In threads with multiple people, the out of office information will be condensed, and you can choose to view more information on each of the people in the thread.
Admins don’t have to do anything to turn on the feature; users will automatically see OOO information when replying to or mentioning a user in a comment.
The feature is currently being rolled out within the next 15 days or so on rapid release domains and towards the end of February on scheduled release domains.
It will be available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers.
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