Set the default duration for events in your organization

This article is for administrators. To manage your own calendar, visit the Calendar help.

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As an administrator, you can set the default duration for new events in your organization. This default is used as the meeting length when events are created. However, users in your organization can always set a different default for their own calendars and change the duration of their own events.

Note: If users have set their own default duration, the organization default is ignored.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenGoogle Workspace and thenCalendar.
  3. Click Advanced settings.
  4. (Optional) To set the default for specific users in your organization, select the organizational unit or group.

  5. Select a default event duration, then click Save. The recommended event duration is 30 minutes.

Changes typically take effect in minutes, but can take up to 24 hours. For details, go to How changes propagate to Google services.  

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