Set your working hours & location

You can use working hours and availability if your account is through your work or school organization. If you don't see the working hours or location option, your admin could have turned it off for your organization. Who is my administrator?

Change a working location for a specific date

Important: When your calendar is shared with someone with at least free/busy visibility, they can view your availability and working location.

Let others know where you typically work each week.

  1. Open the Google Calendar app "".
  2. Tap the day or location bar where you want to change your working location.
  3. Select a working location: 
    • Office 
    • Home 
    • Unspecified 
    • Add a location Edit task: To be specific about where you’re working, you can add your own location.
Tip: To turn off your working location, on a computer, go to your Google Calendar settings. In the “Working hours & location” section, uncheck the box next to “Enable working location.”

Show when you’re out of office

When you indicate that you’re out of office, your calendar automatically declines all meetings during that time.

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. At the bottom right, tap Create Add and then Out of office.
  3. Select your out-of-office dates. You can also specify a time.
  4. Optional: To schedule out-of-office events that repeat, below the day and time you select, tap Does not repeat and then choose a frequency.
  5. Optional: Change your decline settings and edit your decline message.
  6. Tap Save.
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