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How to set working hours in Google Calendar


Want to let your colleagues know your working hours for a particular week or day? Here’s how to set your working hours in Google Calendar.

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Google Calendar is a great tool for managing your busy schedule and to-do list. Whether you’re working from home or the office, Google Calendar includes a wide variety of features you can use to improve your productivity and stay focused on your tasks. One of these features is the Working Hours feature.

What is the Working Hours function?

The Working hours setting in Google Calendar lets you block your time away so that everyone can see it. After you’ve set your working hours, Google Calendar will let you know that you’re not available for meetings or events.

Instead of manually entering and blocking the time, a setting can complete this process for you.

Who can use it?

Currently, Google Calendar only allows you to use the Work Hours feature if your account is through your work or school organization. If you have one of these accounts and you still don’t see the setting, you’ll need to contact your administrator for assistance.

How to set working hours in Google Calendar

To set your working hours, you must first open Google Calendar on your desktop. Then follow these simple steps:

  1. At the top right of your screen, select the cogwheel icon, and then click Settings.

  2. Under General, select Business hours.

  3. Check the box next to Activate working hours to activate the function.

  4. Choose your working days by selecting the buttons corresponding to each day of availability.

  5. Change the hours for each day by clicking on the hour in each field.

The image shows the working hours settings in Google Calendar

That’s it! If you have the same working hours every day, you can select Copy times to all to make the process even easier. Once you are done, your settings will be saved automatically.

Improve your productivity with Google Calendar

The Working Hours feature is just one of the many tools available in Google Calendar that can increase your productivity. It is highly customizable to suit your unique working style. Try out the many settings in Google Calendar to see what it can do for you.


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