Event buffers are time spaces that can be appended before and/or after an event. This is helpful in scheduling your availability such that you have time to prepare for a meeting, take breather between two meetings/events or to accommodate travel time in case of events on a physical location.
You can customize buffer time for each event so that you can accommodate the needs of that specific event type to further optimize your event type setup.
The before event buffer time allows the space of time of chosen length before the events being booked on Cal based on your availability. The after event buffer time allows the space of time of chosen length after the events being booked on Cal based on your availability. Hidden events are flexible; they can be whatever you need them to be. Whether you want to use hidden events to facilitate sponsorship meetings, organize a fundraising drive, or offer one-on-one mentoring sessions, this feature can help you make the most of your meetings while keeping them out of the public eye.
Event buffers are a great way to maintain a breathing space between multiple events in a day. Buffers are taken into consideration while booking a Cal event, if that Cal event has a buffer time selected. This simply means that buffers cannot overlap Cal events and thus a Cal event with buffer time can only be booked respecting the buffer time (before event, after event or both).
As an example, if you have availability from 9am to 5pm (09:00-17:00) and a 60 minute event with 30 minutes before and after, the total calendar time needed for an event would be 120 minutes. So, in this situation, if you have no events booked for the day, your first time slot on the booking page would be at 10am (considering you didn't modify the Custom time-slot intervalsin this example). So, a total of 120 minutes of free time is required for the time slots to display on the Cal booking page, however, this would still display as a 60 minute event booked at 10am in case a booking is made.
You can take a look at our guide to learn How to set buffer time.