Set opening hours or mark a closure

To keep your customers up to date, you can update your Business Profile on Google with your business’s main hours or its extended closure. 

If your business or any of its locations closes, you can choose whether it’s permanently or temporarily closed. You can also easily reopen a business that’s marked as closed.

Important: Businesses that offer pick-up or delivery services should not mark their business as 'Temporarily closed'. Otherwise, those services won't show up on Google.

Important: You can't manage a business marked 'Permanently closed' on Search and Maps. You must use Google My Business on computer or on your mobile device to reopen your business.

Set your opening hours

Add the main hours that your business is open for a typical week.

Learn more about hours guidelines.

Set main opening hours on Search
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, sign in to the Google Account that you used to sign up for Google My Business.
  2. To find your Business Profile, search on Google for your exact business name. You can also search for 'my business'.
  3. To open your Business Profile: Near the top, tap Edit profile and then Business information.
  4. Near the top, select the 'Hours' tab. 
  5. Under 'Opening hours', tap Hours. Then, select 'Open with main hours'.
    • If you don’t want your opening hours to show up on your profile: Select 'Open with no main hours'. Then, tap Save.
  6. Next to each day of the week that your business is open, tick the box.
  7. To set hours, use the drop-downs.
  8. After you set your hours, tap Save.
Set main opening hours on Google My Business
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google My Business app My Business.
    • If you have multiple businesses, open the one that you want to manage.
  2. At the bottom, tap Profile.
  3. Tap +Add opening hours.
  4. Turn on each day of the week that your business is open.
  5. Next to each day of the week that your business is open:
    1. Tap Opens at, and then select the opening time.
    2. Tap Closes at, and then select the closing time.
  6. After you set your hours, tap Apply.
Set business hour breaks

To indicate that your opening hours include a break, create two entries for the same day with different times. 

For example, if your business is open from 9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. on Saturdays, closed from 2.00 p.m – 5.00 p.m, then open again from 5.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.: 

  1. Tap Saturday.
  2. Tap Opens at and then 9.00 a.m.. Then, tap Closes at and then 2.00 p.m..
  3. Tap Add hours.
  4. Tap Opens at and then 5.00 p.m.. Then, tap Closes at and then 10.00 p.m..
  5. Tap Save or Apply.
Set 24-hour opening hours
  1. Next to each day of the week that your business is open, tap Opens at and then 24 hours.
  2. Tap Save or Apply.

Mark a business temporarily or permanently closed

Important: You can only update one business at a time on the Google My Business app. If you want to update multiple businesses, use Google My Business on your Computer.

Update your Business Profile so that it displays as 'Temporarily closed' or 'Permanently closed' on Google Maps and Search.

Tip: If your business will close temporarily for longer than seven days, or is a seasonal business that closes for the off-season, mark it as 'Temporarily closed'.

Close one business
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google My Business app My Business.
  2. At the bottom, tap Profile and thenView all.
  3. Select either Mark as temporarily closed or Mark as permanently closed. Then, tap Close Business.
Close a business through Search
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, sign in to the Google Account that you used to sign up for Google My Business.
  2. To find your Business Profile, search on Google for your exact business name. You can also search for 'my business'.
  3. To open your Business Profile: Near the top, tap Edit profile and then Business information.
  4. Near the top, select the 'Hours' tab. 
  5. Under 'Opening hours', tap Hours.
  6. Select the type of closure for your business.
  7. After you set your hours, tap Save.

Reopen a business

Important: If your business was marked permanently closed as part of a location or name change, don't reopen the business. Instead, add a new business.

When you reopen your business, your profile is no longer marked temporarily or permanently closed on Google Maps and Search.

Tip: You can only reopen a single business at a time on the Google My Business app. To update multiple businesses, use Google My Business on your Computer.

Open one business
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google My Business app My Business.
  2. At the bottom, tap Profile and thenView all.
  3. Under 'Reopen this business on Google', select Mark as reopen.

Your business is reported as closed

If Google receives an update that a location is temporarily closed, you may get an email notification. 

Tip: If any of your businesses are mistakenly marked permanently closed, you can reopen the location.

Guidelines for temporary changes to your business

When to mark your business as Temporarily closed

Marking a business as temporarily closed helps to ensure that when customers search for a business by name, they'll find it and understand it's only closed temporarily. This may prevent cases where people may visit a business in person and are disappointed to discover that it's closed.

Use 'Temporarily closed' if your business:

  • Will stay closed for seven or more days in a row, or
  • Will be closed for an unknown period of time

Businesses that are temporarily closed may rank after open businesses for broad queries. This ranking doesn’t happen for more specific queries, including queries for a specific business, or for queries when many matching businesses are temporarily closed.

Tip: If your business will be closed for six or fewer days, set Special hours.

When to use Special hours & More hours

You can let your customers know about changes in your opening hours or when certain services are available.

Set 'Special hours' for days when you have unusual hours, like holidays or special events. You should set special hours when your business:

  • Temporarily adjusts its hours of operation, or
  • Remains closed for six days in a row or fewer

Set 'More hours' for businesses that provide specific services with differing times, like senior hours, or delivery and takeaway hours.

Changes to hours creates updates on your Business Profile

After you update your hours or reopen your business, customers will find:

  • On your Business Profile: A message that confirms your recent update. 
  • On the Updates tab of your profile on mobile devices: A post that confirms that you made a change to your hours.

To give more information about your updated hours: Edit the post.

To remove the hours update message and the post: Delete the associated post from Google My Business.

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