Set the default meeting length for Google Calendar events in your domain

What’s changing

We’re adding a new setting in the Admin console where you can define the default Calendar meeting length for users in your domain. Previously, the default of 60 minutes could only be changed from a user’s individual Calendar settings. Now, admins can set a new default length for all of their users.

Who’s impacted

Admins and end users

Why you’d use it

You can make your organization more efficient by selecting the default meeting length that makes the most sense for your employees’ time and room usage.

How to get started

Admins: This new setting’s default value will remain at the standard 60 minutes unless admins take action to change it. Default meeting lengths can be customized at the organizational unit (OU) or domain level. Visit the Help Center to learn more about setting the default duration for events in your organization.
End users: If an admin changes the default meeting value, it will apply to end users who haven’t changed the “Default Meeting Length” setting in their individual Calendar settings and to all new users in a domain. End users will be able to overwrite the admin’s setting from their individual Calendar settings.

Rollout pace


  • Available to G Suite Business, G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education and G Suite for Education customers
  • Not available to G Suite Essentials, G Suite Enterprise Essentials, G Suite Basic and G Suite for Nonprofits customers


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