Edit your Business Profile on Google

Important: Certain features to update your Business Profile may differ between Google Maps and Search, and the operating system.

To keep your business information on Google accurate and up to date, you can edit your Business Profile on Google . To help potential customers find you and learn more about your business, you can change information like your address, hours, contact info and photos.

If you haven’t already, add or claim your business, then verify your business listing so that it's eligible to appear on Search, Maps and other Google services.

You can also edit your information before you verify your business. The changes can include the name, category, address, hours, phone number and website. After approval, these changes can be published before the business is verified on Google Search and Maps. Some users may still need to verify their business first before editing their information.


Edit your Business Profile in Google My Business

  1. On your computer, sign in to Google My Business.
    • If you have multiple locations, open the location that you’d like to update.
  2. In the menu on the left, click Info.
  3. Make your edits. After each attribute that you edit, click Apply.

After you submit your edits, the status next to the information that you edited is 'Under review'.

To remove a section, next to the section, click Remove Remove.

Bear in mind:

  • Information removal from our active servers could take up to 60 days. It also may stay in our backup systems longer.
  • You can't remove information that’s also publicly available or from other sources.
  • You can't edit editorial summaries or keywords from the web that appear next to your business.

Fix someone else’s local business

If you see something wrong with a business you don’t own or manage, you can suggest an edit or report the error in Google Maps.

If someone else's business is missing from Google Maps, you can add a missing place.

Edit your Business Profile on Google Search

To edit your profile directly on Google Search:

  1. 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. If needed, to update your Business Profile, select View profile.
  4. In the menu above the search results, choose Edit profile.


Types of edits

The following are some helpful tips for the types of information that you can add or edit on your Business Profile:

We may review your changes for quality before publishing them. Learn more about business information guidelines.

Business name
Enter your business name exactly as it appears in the real world across signage, stationery and other branding. If you change your business name after requesting a verification letter, you must verify your business again. Learn more about Google My Business quality guidelines.

Choose the category that best matches your business. All locations of a business must share a Primary category. Choose a category that's as specific as possible, and representative of your main business. If you enter several categories, the category entered in the first field will be your primary category.

You can choose up to nine more categories. If you have trouble choosing a category for your business, choose one that’s general. Bear in mind:

  • Do not use categories solely as keywords or to describe attributes of your business.
  • Don't use categories that match other nearby or related businesses, such as a business that’s located inside your business’s physical location, or an entity that contains your business.

Learn more about business categories.


Enter the complete and exact address for your business location. Learn more about address entry guidelines. If you don't serve customers at your business address, leave the address field blank.

If you change your address after you request a verification letter, you have to verify your business again.

Service area

If your business serves customers within a specific local area, enter your service area. Listing your service area helps customers know where you'll go to visit or deliver to them.

You can set your service area based on the cities, postcodes or other areas that you serve. Learn about how to set your service area.


Add the hours that your business is open (i.e. the normal customer-facing hours of operation for a typical week). For days when you have unusual hours, like bank holidays or special events, set special hours. Learn more about hours guidelines.

To set hours, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to Google My Business. If you have multiple locations, open the location that you'd like to manage.
  2. Click Info from the menu.
  3. Next to "Add hours" or your current business hours, click Hours 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, click Opens at, and then select the opening time.
  6. Next to each day of the week that your business is open, click Closes at, and then select the closing time.
  7. After you’ve finished setting your hours, click Apply.

Changes to hours creates updates on your Business Profile

After you update your hours or reopen your business, customers who visit your Business Profile will find a message that confirms your recent update. The update also creates a post that confirms that you made an hours change. This post shows up on the Updates tab of your profile on mobile devices. You can edit the post to give more information about your updated hours. To remove the hours update message and the post, delete the associated post from Google My Business.

Set business hour breaks

To indicate that your working 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. Turn on Saturday.
  2. Next to "Saturday", click Opens at and then 9:00 AM.
  3. Next to "Saturday", click Closes at and then 2:00 PM.
  4. Next to "Saturday", click Opens at and then 5:00 PM.
  5. Next to "Saturday", click Closes at and then 10:00 PM.

Set 24-hour opening hours

Next to each day of the week that your business is open, click Opens at and then 24 hours.

Set Special or More hours

To change your hours for holidays or other temporary periods, follow these steps.

To change your hours for specific features and services that your business offers, follow these steps.

In addition to your primary business phone number, you can enter up to two more phone numbers (mobile or landline only, no fax).

Enter your business’s website. Make sure that:

Depending on your business category, you may see options to add additional links, like online orders, reservations and appointments.

To add a website to your listing, follow the steps below:

  1. Sign in to Google My Business.
  2. If you have multiple locations, open the location that you'd like to manage. Click Info from the menu.
  3. Next to "Add URL", click Website Website
  4. Enter your URLs in the appropriate fields. Note: If you add a menu, it must meet the Google My Business menu URL guidelines to be eligible to appear in your listing.
  5. Click Apply.

Attributes tell customers more about your business (e.g. "Has Wi-Fi", "Offers outdoor seating", etc.). You can edit certain factual attributes (like outdoor seating), while subjective attributes (like whether your business is popular with locals) rely on the opinions of Google users who have visited your business.

To add or remove attributes available for your business category, click Attributes Attributes.

Tip: If you own or manage a healthcare profile, you can edit the following information in  Attributes :

  • Inform customers whether your business offers online care.
  • Provide customers with a direct method to schedule and receive online care.
  • Edit your gender information.
To add and manage photos of your business, follow these steps.
From the business

Enter a brief description of your business – what you offer, what sets you apart, your history or anything else that's helpful for customers to know. Focus primarily on details about your business instead of details about promotions, prices or sales. Don't include URLs or HTML code, or exceed 750 characters in the description field. For the full list of guidelines, read business description guidelines.

Example: We're an independent ice cream shop located steps from the centre of town, and are proud to be the favourite for locals to meet friends for a cone or call for a fresh pizza, delivered straight to their home. We serve 35 flavours of home-made, hand-churned ice creams and sorbets year-round and the pizza oven churns out delicious hot pies every day from midday until closing time. Come and see us today!

Opening date

Add an opening date to your Business Profile to tell customers when your business first opened, or will open, at its address.

Only the year and month of your opening date are required. You can enter a date up to one year in the future, but it won't show on Google until 90 days before the date.

Tip: On certain places in Google Search, the opening date may be used to let customers know how many years a business has been in operation.

Set opening date

To enter an opening date:

  1. Sign in to Google My Business.
  2. If you have multiple locations, open the location that you'd like to manage.
  3. From the menu, click Info.
  4. Click Add opening date.
  5. Enter your opening date.
  6. Click Apply.
Menu/Services (limited availability)
Use the Menu and Services Editor to keep your menu items or services, along with their prices, accurate.
Learn more about the menu editor (food and drink businesses only) or the services editor.
Check-in and check-out times (hotels only)
Hotels can add their check-in and check-out times to their Business Profile in Google My Business. This information helps customers know when rooms will be ready and when they must vacate them.
To ensure that hotel profiles are accurate, Google also collects check-in and check-out information from a variety of trusted sources, like user reports and licensed content. You can choose whether you want to accept these updates automatically.
Hotel information (hotels only)
Important: This feature is only available on computer.
Owners with verified hotel listings can edit their services and amenities with the use of the “Hotel attributes” section in Google My Business. This will open a separate tool for editing the info.
Health insurance information (U.S. only)

Healthcare providers like doctors, therapists and other medical practitioners can add healthcare insurance to their Business Profiles on Google. A 'Check insurance info' link might display below your business’s hours. 

Learn how to manage your insurance information.

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