Set your working hours & availability

You can use working hours and availability if you have an account through your work or school organization. If you don't see the working hours option, your admin might have turned it off for your organization.

Turn on working hours

To alert people you’re unavailable when they try to schedule a meeting with you, turn on working hours. You can only turn on working hours from a computer, not from the Google Calendar app.

set your working hours

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settingsand then Settings.
  3. At the left, under "General," click Working Hours.
  4. In the "Working hours" section, click Enable working hours.
  5. Select the days you work and set the times that you’re available.

Calendar might suggest working hours based on your time zone, working patterns in your country, and your schedule. You can accept, decline, or edit these suggestions. Learn more about Calendar in different time zones.

Tip: When you add work hours, the start time must be before the end time.

Show when you’re out of office

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

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. At the top of your calendar, click the first date you’ll be out of the office.
  3. Click Out of office.
  4. Select the dates that you’ll be out of the office.
  5. Optional: Update the time range and edit your decline message.
  6. Click Save.
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