Individual custom availability for team Meetings links for international teams
The team calendar should allow every member to customized their available time slots. In another words have the option for default availbility to overwrite customized availbility.
This is because if i am looking to implement a 24 hours meeting link (i.e Customized availability is set to all day). If one of my colleagues are seated in the States while I am seated in Singapore, their 12pm is my 12am.
However due to the customized availability overwriting the default availability ---> if my colleague is not available at 12pm and I did not block off myself at 12am in my Google calendar, it will identify me as available and have the option available for selection in my meeting link. This resulted in me having to block off every day when I am off work in my google calendar and it becomes really cluttered.
It will be helpful if we have a feature to block off the timing that we are off work.
Sharing an update, as we are still actively reviewing this idea, and exploring potential solutions.
We are exploring solutions that would likely address this issue, and the idea for 'User specific time zones' together, as the root problems are very related. We will first look to explore ways to solve more holistically for user time zones, and apply that solution to this case. For example, once there is a central way to pull the timezone of a user, we can then apply that timezone to shared availability in a number of ways. We are hoping to avoid a solution that would introduce a way to 'set' a timezone for users specifically in a Meetings scheduling page, or he Meetings app, and instead "pull" from the user time zones from a more centralized user setting.
I hope this context is helpful, we will update here and on the User specific time zones ideas once we have made progress and have a set plan for when this will be prioritized!