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How to Change Hours of Operation on Google Search and Google Maps

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Keeping your customers up to date and make them tension free, you have to keep your business hours up-to-date on Google Maps and Search as well. So they come to know when to contact according to availability. 

Specially in the current situation of the World, many businesses have been forced to change their hours of operation during coronavirus pandemic. This prevents customers travelling to your business or calling during when you are closed.

Therefore, Google Maps and Google Search plays an important role to search for your name business and see your operation hours. For updating business hours, you need to update your Google My Business information which will be displayed over there. 

Lets get satarted, how to change your operation hour on Google My Business.

Steps to Change Google My Business Hours

1. Go to You will see you locations dashboard, which are associated your Google account and managed by you.

Note: If you don’t see your locations, you can switch to other which is linked to your business.

2. Click on  Location Name that you want to update and click on info in the left sidebar.

3. Click on pencil icon to edit your hours.

4. Change days and hours according to your availability and click Apply.

To Change From Tablet or Mobile

If you want to update from your smartphone or using tablet to update business hours. Download “Google My Business” app from Google Play Store for Android and App Store for iPhone & iPad.
  • Note: Some updates may take up-to 3 days to complete the review process by Google My Business Team.

Updating Special Hours

If you want to update special hours for business on special events like Public holidays, National/International holidays etc. You can update it by right next to the Hours.

Using Posts for Quick Updates

“Posts” feature in “Google My Business” is the effective tool for any announcement or special offers/events etc to update your customers. You can use this feature to quickly update your business by going to listings dashboard and click on “Posts”.

Final Thoughts

Changing your business hours of operation impact good impression on your customers and builds a trustful relation between you an customers. It prevents you from getting angry calls and bad reviews on your listing.

Note: Don’t forget to update your details on other listings. Consider updating on Facebook, Yelp and other directories where this information might be listed. So update your information everywhere and keep your customers updated in any circumstances.

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Written by Atif Hasnain


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