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How to set special hours on Google My Business

How to set special hours on your google my business page

Episode 1 – Google My Business Special Hours Podcast

Google My Business (GMB) has a feature that allows businesses to set special hours for holidays or other circumstances. 

This feature is the perfect tool to inform your customers of your operating hours during the holidays. 

The best part is that you can schedule special business hours in advanced so that GMB will automatically change the opening hours for the selected dates only. 

If you’re not too sure what I’m talking about, don’t worry because here is a step-by-step guide on how to set special hours on GMB.

how to set special hours on gmb on mobile

STEP 1: Open up the Google My Business app  (if you don’t have the app, download it in the app store and login to your account).

Step 1 - Google My Business

STEP 2: Once you’re in the app, tap ‘Profile’ which is shown at the bottom of the screen. This will then open up your GMB page information.

Step 2 - Google My Business

STEP 3: If you scroll down slightly, you will see ‘Add Special Hours’. Click here and it’ll open up the section where you can edit and change your businesses special hours.

Step 3 - Google My Business

STEP 4: Select the date you want to set your special hours for and then press ‘OK’ to confirm the date.

Step 4 - Google My Business

STEP 5: After you confirm the date, you will need to set the special opening hours. You can either select closed or alter the time you are opening and closing your business for that day. Press ‘OK’ once you have selected the correct hours.

Step 5 - Google My Business

STEP 6: Tap ‘SAVE’ and your update will appear on Google as soon as it’s been reviewed – this shouldn’t take too long.

Step 6 - Google My Business

how to set special hours on gmb on desktop

STEP 1: Open up Google and sign in to your GMB page. 

Step 1 - Google My Business Desktop

STEP 2: Once you’ve successfully logged into your GMB, click on the ‘Info’ button shown in the menu on the left-hand side of the screen. 

Step 2 - Google My Business Desktop

STEP 3: Clicking the ‘Info’ button will direct you to the page where you can add, edit and change your businesses special hours. Click on the icon shown in the image below to add in special hours.

Step 3 - Google My Business Desktop

STEP 4: Once the special hours pop-up opens, select the date your business has special hours.

Step 4 - Google My Business Desktop

STEP 5: After you’ve confirmed the date, enter the opening and closing times for that day. Alternatively, you can slide the circle to ‘Closed’ if your business is closed the whole day.

STEP 6: Click ‘Apply’ and your update will appear on Google as soon as it’s been reviewed – this shouldn’t take too long.

Step 6 - Google My Business Desktop

And just like that, you’re done! If you have any problems updating your specials hours, get in touch today.

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