Set your working hours & availability

If you use Calendar for work or school, you can set your working hours in Calendar to show when you work and what times you’re available for meetings and events. You can also show when you're out of the office.

Turn on working hours

To automatically warn people if they try to schedule a meeting for a time when you won’t be working, you can turn on working hours. You can only turn on working hours from a computer, not from the Google Calendar app.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings and then Settings.
  3. On 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 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.

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 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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