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Turn working location on or off for users

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Your users can share the locations they’re working from based on a weekly routine, as well as one-time locations. You can turn this feature off, which deletes any already-existing locations. 

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenGoogle Workspaceand thenCalendar.
  3. Click Sharing settings.
  4. Click Working location.
  5. (Optional) To apply the setting to a department or team, at the side, select an organizational unit. Show me how
  6. Check or uncheck Allow users to set their daily working location.
  7. Click Save. Or, you might click Override for an organizational unit.

    To later restore the inherited value, click Inherit.

If you turn working location off, it may take up to 36 hours to remove the working location feature and delete user working locations.

How working locations look

Working location currently only appears on Calendar surfaces, not in the Directory profile. If you:

  • Turn working locations off—Others still see a Main office location section, which you control with a different setting.
  • Keep working locations on—People with free or busy access to a calendar’s events see working location names on that calendar. 

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