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How to Prepare my 8x8 Phone System for a Holiday in Admin Console
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How to Prepare my 8x8 Phone System for a Holiday in Admin Console


Note: To prepare your 8x8 phone system for a holiday in Account Manager, the legacy version of 8x8 Admin Console, click here.


To prepare your 8x8 phone system for a holiday.

Will your business be closed or have reduced hours of operation during a holiday? 8x8 Admin Console easily allows you to prepare with temporary options to configure your voicemailcall forwarding, and Auto Attendant options while you are away.

Applies To

  • 8x8 Admin Console
  • Extensions
  • Voicemail
  • Call Forwarding
  • Auto Attendant
  • Holiday Setup


Click below for detailed instructions on how to:

  • Configure your extension voicemail and Ring Group voicemail
    • Determine how you will receive voicemail notifications for your extension, and set up a Ring Group voicemail greeting for the holiday.
  • Configure your call forwarding.
    • If you would like to direct calls to an alternate number during holidays, you can simply create and activate forwarding rules to automatically perform this handling.
  • Configure your Auto Attendant(s).
    • Your Auto Attendant is a powerful tool that offers an array of options for call handling in situations such as holidays or reduced hours of operation, including time-based greetings and routing.