Google Calendar adds a new tool to its Time Insights feature that lets you categorize events and track time spent in meetings using colored tags .
The new color categorization extends Time Insights, which divides the time you spend on specific events and displays that data in the right-hand panel. These include how many times you’ve attended a particular meeting, the people on your call, and the time you’ve spent in video conferencing software like Google Meet.
Google Calendar’s new color-coding system lets you customize event categories and add color tags to events, making it easy to understand how you’re spending your time . Google summarized the new interface of Google Calendar in a blog post:
“We hope this customizable breakdown feature will allow you to more easily track time spent on specific activities or strategic areas, such as project work, staff meetings, or meetings with specific colleagues and stakeholders.”
You will be able to tag events by importance
You can label events as ‘Personal’ or ‘Important’ , name them based on your goals or projects, and then assign them colored labels. Google Calendar then lets you view a time breakdown for these events in a chart within Time Insights.
The new feature will be on by default, but not everyone will have access to the tool initially. Google currently only provides access to Workspace accounts in the Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, and Education Plus tiers.