Outlook: Add buffer time between appointments / meeting

Posted on:  11/14/2018
Outlook: Add buffer time between appointments / meeting


A new feature in Outlook 2016 with an Office 365 subscription allows you to add buffer time between appointments and meetings. This is an awesome new feature. You can use that time to check in with your team, get coffee, and answer critical emails.

November 2018 was the release date for this new feature.

To turn on End Appointments & Meetings Early:

  1. Click File - Options.
  2. Click Calendar on the left.
  3. Under Calendar Options, select End Appointments and Meetings Early.
  4. Change the times for meeting less than 1 hour and meetings for over 1 hour.
  5. Click OK

YouTube video on adding time between appointments

Chris Menard

Chris Menard is a Senior Training Specialist at SurePoint Technologies. Chris is certified in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Menard has a YouTube channel with other 600 technology videos covering Excel, Word, Zoom, Teams, Outlook, Gmail, Google Calendar, and other resources that over 7 million viewers have very appreciated. Because of Chris's certification and expertise with Microsoft, Chris is a proud member of Microsoft's Creator Team. Being a member of Microsoft's Creator Teams means many of his videos are available on Microsoft 365 YouTube channel and Microsoft support websites.