Tech Tip: Google Calendar working location

A screenshot of the Google Calendar settings showing days of the week, start and end time, and the location in a drop down menu.

This month, I’m sharing an update that Google recently pushed out that I am very excited about: listing your working locations. Many of us are working hybrid schedules, and it can be difficult to let colleagues know where you’re working when. This latest update to Google Calendar designates a spot on all of our calendars for this information!

To set it up, go into your Google Calendar settings, scroll down to working hours & location, then designate the location where you typically work for each day of the week. Colleagues who can view your free/busy availability will be able to see this information. Once they’re set up, you can modify individual days by selecting the location at the top of your calendar. For more information, see Google’s support page.

Are you using other methods to share your working location with your colleagues? Please share in the comments below!

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Author: Chase Masters, University Library

Chase's role at the Taubman Health Sciences Library includes managing technology projects and resources, consulting with faculty to effectively incorporate technology into their curriculum, supervising staff, serving in the HS-STEM Administration Unit, and identifying and building partnerships with instructional technology units throughout the university community. You may reach him at