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Convert Seconds to Minutes in Google Sheets: Easy Steps

Jason Gong
App automation expert
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Google Sheets
April 15, 2024

To convert seconds to minutes in Google Sheets, use the formula '=A2/60' and adjust the cell reference as needed. You can also format the result to display as mm:ss or in decimal form for better readability.

Automating this conversion can save time and increase accuracy, especially with large datasets.

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How to Convert Seconds to Minutes in Google Sheets

Converting seconds to minutes in Google Sheets is a common task that can be accomplished using various methods, including formulas and custom formatting. This guide will walk you through different approaches to convert seconds to minutes, ensuring your data is displayed precisely how you need it.

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Convert Seconds to Minutes Formula

To convert seconds into minutes in Google Sheets, you can use a simple division formula. Since there are 60 seconds in a minute, you divide the number of seconds by 60 to get the equivalent in minutes.


This formula assumes that the seconds you want to convert are in cell A2. You can adjust the cell reference as needed for your data.

Google Sheets Time Format

After converting seconds to minutes, you might want to format the result to display it as minutes and seconds (mm:ss) or just in decimal form. Google Sheets offers built-in options to format these values appropriately.

To format the result as minutes and seconds:

  1. Select the cell or range of cells with your formula result.
  2. Go to Format > Number > More Formats > Custom number format.
  3. Type 'mm:ss' in the custom format field and click Apply.

To display the result in decimal form, simply use the division formula without additional formatting, as Google Sheets will automatically display the quotient in decimal form.

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Excel Formula Seconds to Minutes

Although this guide focuses on Google Sheets, it's worth noting that the same formula ('=A2/60') can be used in Excel to convert seconds to minutes. For users working across both platforms, this consistency simplifies the process.

In Excel, you can also use custom formatting ('mm:ss') to display the converted time correctly. The steps are similar:

  1. Select your cells.
  2. Right-click and choose Format Cells.
  3. Under the Number tab, select Custom and type 'mm:ss'.
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Whether you're using Google Sheets or Excel, converting seconds to minutes and formatting the result is a straightforward process that enhances the readability and analysis of your time-based data.

Automate Google Sheets with Bardeen: Time-Saving Examples

Converting seconds to minutes in Google Sheets is a task that can be easily automated to save time and ensure accuracy in your calculations. While manually applying formulas is effective, automating this process with Bardeen can streamline your workflow, especially when working with large data sets or when needing to perform this conversion on a regular basis.

Here are some examples of how Bardeen's automation can be applied to Google Sheets:

  1. Copy a newly created Asana task to Google Sheets: This playbook automates the process of adding new tasks from Asana directly into a Google Sheets document, saving you the hassle of manual data entry and ensuring your sheets are always up-to-date.
  2. Get a daily summary of your emails and save to Google Sheets: Streamline your email management by summarizing your daily emails and saving the insights directly into Google Sheets. This playbook helps you keep track of important communications without the need to manually sift through your inbox.
  3. Create a ClickUp task when a Google Sheets spreadsheet is modified: Enhance your project management by automatically creating tasks in ClickUp whenever a Google Sheets spreadsheet is modified. This ensures seamless integration between your project management tools and your data analysis efforts.

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