Setup Default Language & Timezone in Google Workspace

  • So you want to setup a default language and timezone for you Google Workspace users?
  • In this guide I show you how to do that. Note: This only applies to new users and not your already existing users.
  • Watch this Google Workspace Setup video to follow along or continue with the following instructions.

1. Login to Google Workspace console

  • First, login to Google Workspace admin console if you have not.
  • To login, click this link or visit and enter your admin username and password.
login to gsuite admin console

2. Click on "Company profile".

  • Next, click on 'Company profile' from admin console dashboard.
click on company profile in Google Workspace console

3. Click on "Profile"

  • But for now we stick to setting up default timezone and language. So, click on "profile" and move to next step.
click on profile from g suite admin console

4. Choose default language & timezone

  • Under profile, scroll down and you'll see language and timezone section.
  • Select your timezone and language you would want to set from the list.
  • Then, click on "Save" to commit your changes.
select default timezone and languate under profile

Testing new setup

  • Now if you create a new user, this user will have these default settings reflected in their G suite services such as Gmail except for Drive and Docs editors.
  • Users can still make changes to timezone but this makes it easy for them to find one they're most likely to use.
new user under default g suite langauge and timezone settings

Wrapping it up

  • So that is it. Now you know how to setup default language and timezone for your new Google Workspace users.
  • If you have any questions and comments, make sure to leave them in the comment section below and I'll be happy to respond.

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