Set Up Out of Office Message for a User of Your Google Workspace Domain

Overview #

If a person has forgotten to set up an “Out of Office” message in their Gmail, You as a Google Workspace Admin can set up that for them.

GAT Flow allows admins to set up an Auto-reply message to any user of the domain. This auto-reply can be set up as Out of Office message.

Set up GAT Flow #

From GAT+ click and open Flow 

Create workflow #

Navigate to Flow > Create workflow 

Under Workflow type, fill in the fields required.

  • Workflow name – enter the name for the workflow
  • Workflow description – explanation of what the workflow will do (optional)
  • Modify – select workflow type  – Onboarding or Modifying
  • Next – click to proceed

In Search for a user pick the user you want to set up the Out of Office message for

When the users are selected click on Proceed to actions.

In Choose actions select Email > Set up auto reply 

Fill in the required fields

  • Enable – enable the auto-reply
  • Restrict to contacts – restrict messages only to users under the contacts list of the chosen user
  • Restrict to the domain – restrict messages only to users from the domain
  • Subject – enter the subject for the email
  • Content – enter content for the email 
    • Variables are available to be used 
      • {{ name }}, {{ email }}, {{ manager }} and so on.
  • HTML Editor – you can switch and use an HTML editor too

Click on Send approval request to proceed

Result #

The workflow will be sent to the Security officer for Approval.

When the request is Approved the Out of Office message will be set up and visible in the Workflow tab

The account where Auto-reply is set up – will have this message on the top of their Gmail (subject: Out of office) set up in Flow.

And the email itself will contain the content set up in Flow 

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