Delete or remove an event

If you don't want an event to show up anymore, you can delete or remove it from your Google calendar.

Delete an event

If you created an event, or have permission to edit it, you can delete the event. This takes it off your calendar, and off the calendars of everyone else who was invited.

Computer
  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. Click on the event you want to delete.
  3. Click Delete.
Android app
  1. Open the Google Calendar app .
  2. Open the event you want to delete.
  3. Touch Edit > Delete > OK.

Note: If you aren't the event owner, clicking Delete will only remove it from your calendar.

iPhone app
  1. Open the Google Calendar app .
  2. Open the event you want to delete.
  3. Touch Edit > Delete > Delete event.

Delete a recurring event

If you're deleting an event that you created as repeating, you'll see a few options. If someone else created the recurring event, you won't see these options.

  • Only this instance: Delete this event, but keep all the other recurring events
  • All events in the series: Deletes this event, past events, and future events
  • All following: Deletes this event, and all the future events

Remove an event from your calendar

If you were invited to an event, but you don't have permission to edit it, you can remove it from your calendar.

This removes it from your calendar, but everyone else who was invited to the event will still see it.

Computer
  1. Open Google Calendar on your computer.
  2. Open the event you want to remove.
  3. Click Remove or Remove from this calendar.
Android app
  1. Open the Google Calendar app
  2. Open the event you want to delete.
  3. Touch Edit  > Delete > OK.
iPhone app
  1. Open the Google Calendar app .
  2. Touch the event you want to remove.
  3. Touch Edit  >Delete > Remove event.

Troubleshoot

I deleted an event, but other people still see it on their calendars

After an event is deleted, it might take a little while to be removed from people's calendars.

If you deleted an event that you didn't own, the event owner might need to delete it for it to be removed from everyone's calendars.

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