[2021] Changing Business Hours on Google

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[2021] Changing Business Hours on Google

This guide will show an easy way to change your business operating hours on your Google My Business Profile, with step by step screenshots.

How to Change Business Hours on Google:

  1. Go to the Info Section
  2. Next to “Add hours” or your current business hours, click on the pencil
  3. Turn On/Off operating days
  4. Add Opening 
  5. Add Closing times
  6. Add breaks
  7. Apply

How to update your business hours on Google – Step by Step Guide

Having accurate hours of operation is important as you want customers to know when they can reach you and do business with you. Remember that incorrect or inaccurate information is a source of frustration for consumers so the last thing you want is to have customers showing up only to find that your Google My Business profile misled them and you aren’t actually open at 7.00pm.

The “Hours” are the regular customer-facing hours of operation for a typical week.

  1. Click Info from the menu.
  2. Next to the “Add hours” or your current business hours, click on the pencil
  1. Turn on each day of the week that your business is open and turn when is closed
  1. Next to each day of the week that your business is open, click into “Opens at” or the current Opening Time:
    1. Then select the opening time, if already selected please remove the current time first.
    2. Repeat this for each open day.
  1. Next to each day of the week that your business is open, click into “Closes at” or the current Closing Time
    1. Then select the closing time, if already selected please remove the current time first.
    2. Repeat this for each open day.
  1. After you’re done setting your hours, click Apply.

Add breaks

To indicate your operating hours include a break (lunch per example), create more entries for the same day with different times. 

For example, if your business is open from 9 AM–12 PM on Mondays, closed from 12PM – 2 PM and then open from 2 PM–6 PM: 

  1. At the end of the row on each open day,  you have the “Add hours” button, click on it to create a new set of hours on that day of the week
  1. Next you click into “Opens at” and select the opening time, if already selected please remove the current time first. Then click into “Closes at”  and select the closing time, if already selected please remove the current time first.
  1. When you have finished, press “Apply”

Google My Business Operating Hours Display

Your operation hours in the dashboard  should look like below 

and the “breaks” in your operating hours will be represented on your public profile.

The Business Operating hours on Google didn’t change or under review

Updating your business hours on Google should be simple. Although, Google is not the only place where business hours have to be updated. You’ll also need to make sure you update such information on Sites like Yellow Pages, Facebook, Yelp, Foursquare and more.

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