How to block time in your schedule

YouCanBook.me connects to your calendar account to see when you are already busy. If there are times or days you don't want to be available for booking, you can block out that time directly on your linked calendar.

In this article:

Blocking time for a meeting or vacation
Blocking the same time period every day
Blocking different periods of time each week

Blocking time for a meeting or vacation

Any existing event in your calendar set to busy will block your availability from showing up on YouCanBook.me. To block off hours or days, create a busy event in your linked calendar.  When you have blocked your time, YouCanBook.me will show you as unavailable for bookings.  

If you are using multiple units per slot, include YCBM-OVERRIDE-UNITS in the event description to fully block the day or time. 

  1. Create a new event on your linked Google or Microsoft calendar for the relevant timeframe.
  2. Set the event to Busy. If you create an all-day event, make sure it doesn't default to Free. 
  3. Set the event to be a repeating/recurring event if you want to block the same time off every week.
  4. If using units per slot, include YCBM-OVERRIDE-UNITS in your event description.

Block the same time period every day

You can use the 'break' feature in the Availability section of your booking page settings. That will permanently block that period on every day you're available and remove that time from your booking page.


Working with a schedule that changes from week to week 

Consider using Custom Availability. Instead of Repeat Availability displays the same availability week after week and blocks out busy times in your calendar, you will create blocks of time in your calendar to indicate when you can take bookings. You will manage your availability directly on your calendar instead of logging into YouCanBook.me.

This article will help you set it up:  Setting up Custom Availability

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