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We have a couple of planning meetings a week that last about 4-5 hours, and would like to add a break every hour. Like option to add reminders, is there a way to add breaks in a meeting?

We are using Google Calendar.

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What you could do is this. For a 5 hour meeting make 5 blocks of 1 hour each. Then have a reminder set 5 mins before the next block starts. So when you get this reminder, you have a break. So if you have set google calendar to remind you 5 mins before the next block starts, you stop the meeting as soon as you get the reminder and then have a 5 mins break. You then carry on in this fashion.

You won't have the breaks "labelled" on your calendar but if it's small breaks it will only take up space, so I think it's better this way.

Hope it helps

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Thanks for the response. There are a lot of work-arounds, one of which you suggested. I was just wondering if there is a cleaner way to do it like if there is just a feature. –  Suchit Parikh Sep 27 '12 at 16:45
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Why do you need to schedule a break in Google Calendar?

Why not just say, each hour, "Hey, let's take a break and reconvene at X:YY"?

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Not the point of the question. It's like what's the point of the having the "Speedy meetings" feature, why not just create a 25/50 min meeting instead of a 30/60 min. That doesn't always work (for us) as we get involved in the meeting, and realize after 2 hours that we haven't taken a break for long time. And I am not looking for solutions like put alarm in your phone either. –  Suchit Parikh Sep 26 '12 at 21:27
    
Sometimes rejecting the premise of the question is exactly what is needed. Sorry that isn't the case here. Best wishes finding an answer. –  John Sep 27 '12 at 0:21
    
I agree. But in this case, I was just looking to see if there was such an existing feature or an add-on that I can use. –  Suchit Parikh Sep 27 '12 at 16:45
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