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How to set business 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 pickup 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 the web app to reopen your business.

Set your business hours

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

Learn more about hours guidelines.

Set main business hours on Search
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, sign in to the Google Account you use to manage your Business Profile.
  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 “Business hours,” tap Hours. Then, select Open with main hours
    • If you don’t want your business 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, check the box.
  7. To set hours, use the dropdowns.
  8. After you set your hours, tap Save.
Set main business hours on Maps
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, sign in to the Google Account you use to manage your Business Profile.
  2. Open the Google Maps app .
  3. To open your Business Profile, in the top right, tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Your Business Profile.
    • If you manage multiple profiles, open the location you want to update.
  4. Tap Edit profile and then Business information.
  5. Near the top, select the “Hours” tab.
  6. Under “Business hours,” tap Hours. Then, select Open with main hours.
    • If you don’t want your business hours to show up on your profile: Select Open with no main hours. Then, tap Save.
  7. Next to each day of the week that your business is open, check the box.
  8. To set hours, use the dropdowns.
  9. After you set your hours, tap Save.
Set business hour breaks

To indicate your business hours include a break, create 2 entries for the same day with different times. 

For example, if your business is open from 9 AM–2 PM on Saturdays, closed from 2 PM–5 PM, then open again from 5 PM–10 PM: 

  1. Tap Saturday.
  2. Tap Opens - Closes. Then select 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
  3. Tap Add hours.
  4. Tap Opens - Closes. Then select 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM.
  5. Tap Save or Apply.
Set 24-hour business hours
  1. Below each day of the week that your business is open, tap Opens - Closes. Then turn on Opens at and then 24 hours.
  2. Tap Save or Apply.

Mark a business permanently closed

Update your Business Profile so that it displays as “Permanently closed” on Google Maps and Search.
Close a business through Search
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, sign in to the Google Account you use to manage your Business Profile.
  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 “Business hours,” tap Hours.
  6. Select the type of closure for your business.
  7. After you set your hours, tap Save.
Close a business through Maps
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, sign in to the Google Account you use to manage your Business Profile.
  2. Open the Google Maps app .
  3. To open your Business Profile, in the top right, tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Your Business Profile.
    • If you manage multiple profiles, open the location you want to update.
  4. Tap Edit profile and then Business information.
  5. Near the top, select the “Hours” tab.
  6. Under “Business hours,” tap Hours.
  7. Select the type of closure for your business.
  8. 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.

If you reopen your business, your profile is no longer marked as 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 Business Profile Manager on your computer.

Open one business
  1.  On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google My Business app My Business
  2. At the bottom, tap Profile and then View all.
  3. In the section “Business info,” select Permanently closed and then No and then Save.

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 it helps 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 it's closed.

Use “Temporarily closed” if your business:

  • Will stay closed for 7 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 6 or fewer days, set Special hours.

When to use Special hours & More hours

You can let your customers know about changes in your business 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 6 days in a row or fewer

Set “More hours” for businesses that provide specific services with differing times, like senior hours, or delivery and takeout 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 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.

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