Delete or remove an event

To delete or remove an event from your calendar, click the event to display the event bubble (alternatively, click on the event title to view the event details page). You'll then see a link or button to either remove or delete the event from your calendar.

Remove / Remove from this calendar

This option is only available for events that you are invited to and do not have permission to edit. Clicking this will remove the event only from your calendar. The event will still exist on the calendars of other guests as well as the event organizer.

Delete

This option is only available for events that you have permission to edit. Clicking this will remove the event from your calendar as well as the calendars of any invited guests. That is, the event will be completely deleted.

Keep in mind that it's possible after you've deleted an event for it to continue to exist on your guests' calendars. For example, if you're invited to an event and you invite additional guests to this event, deleting the event from your calendar does not also delete the event from the calendar of your invited guests. In order for the event to be removed from all guests' calendars, the original owner must remove the event. Additionally, after an event is deleted, it may not be removed from Google's servers immediately and residual copies of your calendar information may remain on backup media.

There are several options to consider when deleting a recurring event:

  • To delete only one event in the repeating event series, select Only this instance.
  • To delete all the events in the repeating event series, select All events in the series.
  • To delete all upcoming events in the repeating event series, select All following.