Working in Different Time Zones

If you need to work with or contact anyone that is in a different time zone, a quick bit of mental maths always needs to be done to work out what time it is in their location compared to yours.

Did you know that if you use Google calendar, there is a quick and easy way to show the details of different zones in your calendar? You can then see at a glance the relative time of another location.

In this post, we will show you how to set this up.

Display Time Zones in Google Calendar

Open Google calendar in a browser and in the top right-hand corner, click on the settings icon.

Google calendar settings icon

In the drop-down menu that appears, click on the word “Settings”.

Google calendar settings link

When you click on this link, the contents of the browser will change to show all the calendar settings. On the left-hand side of the browser window, click on “Time zone”.

Google calendar timezone link

The right-hand side of the browser window will now show all the options available for Google calendar’s time zone functionality.

Google calendar time zone details

The first part of this section will show the time zone where you are currently located.

Google calendar current time zone details

Add a label for the current timezone by clicking in this field and typing in some text.

Google calendar current time zone label

To add a second time zone, click on the “Display secondary time zone” tick box, choose the correct zone from the drop down list and enter a label for the time zone.

Google calendar second time zone fields

You can also change which timezone is displayed first by clicking on this field.

Google calendar time zone display toggle

When you are happy with the time zone details that you have entered, click on the left pointing arrow in the top left-hand corner of the browser window to close the settings and go back to the calendar.

Google calendar close settings link

In the calendar, click on this icon in the top right-hand corner and in the drop-down menu that appears, click on any of the “Day”, “Week” or “4 Days” view icons.

Google calendar view options

To the left-hand side of the calendar view, you will now see the time for your current time zone and also the relative time in the other time zone.

Visible time zones in Google calendar

You can quickly see what the time is in the other zone without having to do the mental maths!

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