Outlook: Add buffer time between appointments / meeting

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 is a Microsoft Office Master Instructor. He trains corporate clients in Microsoft Office Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook. Menard is a speaker for the Georgia Society of CPAs and the University of Georgia. When he's not training, he blogs about technology and creates training videos on YouTube. Currently, there are over 400 technology videos available on his YouTube Channel.