Save time for lunch every day by automatically syncing a lunch hold to your calendar.
How it Works
When you enable your Lunch events, Clockwise will automatically create a calendar event that corresponds to your lunch preferences. These dynamic calendar events are updated in real-time as your calendar changes, so you can always have an up-to-date view of the time you have available for lunch.
Set up & Configuration
To enable your Lunch:
1. Go to the Smart Holds Settings
- Chrome extension: Top left corner of your extension through the Menu button and click on Settings
- Web App: Click on your profile avatar, select Menu from the drop-down, and click on Settings
2. Scroll down to Lunch and toggle on Preserve Time for lunch when possible
3. You can set when you want to take lunch and the minimum and maximum desired lunchtimes.
Quick Tip: If you want your lunch duration to be the same every day, set your minimum and maximum lunchtimes the same.
Manually Update Lunch Holds:
Clockwise gives you the flexibility to manually update your lunch holds. If you need to make a manual update to your Lunch schedule, simply create a new event at your desired time. As long as this new event has the word "lunch" included in the title, Clockwise will recognize this as your lunch for the day.
Example use case:
You might need to manually update your lunch holds because your colleague scheduled a lunch meeting and its before/after your usual block
You might need to manually update your lunch hold because you are going out for lunch so the block is longer than usual
In the example below, you’ll notice a manual meeting was created on Tuesday called “Zoom Lunch”, Clockwise respected this lunch event and an automatic lunch event was not created.
Frequently Asked Questions
If my calendar changes, how quickly will the event update?
Clockwise events are updated in real-time – if there is a change to your calendar, they will update within seconds.
Are the Lunch events marked as busy or free?
Lunch events are marked as "busy" on your calendar.
How do I delete a Lunch event from my calendar?
Lunch Smart Holds can be deleted from your desktop calendar by clicking Remove this hold from the right pane of your Clockwise extension or by clicking the trashcan from the Google UI. You currently cannot delete a Smart Hold from your mobile device.
How do I turn off the Lunch event sync?
To turn off the Lunch events sync, go to your Settings menu and expand the Focus Time, Lunch, and Travel Time sub-menu. Toggle off "Automatically schedule lunch events on my calendar" to remove any public-facing Lunch events from your calendar.
Can I manually update my lunch hold?
To manually update your lunch hold, create a lunch event at your desired time with the word “lunch” in the title. Clockwise will drop the automatically created lunch hold.
If you have any questions or feedback, please email us at email@example.com.