Delete 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 you created

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.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. Click on the event you want to delete.
  3. Click Delete.

Delete an event you were invited to

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.

  1. Open Google Calendar on your computer.
  2. Open the event you want to remove.
  3. Click Remove or Remove from this calendar.

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.

  • This event: Delete this event, but keep all the other recurring events
  • All following events: Deletes this event, and all the future events

See deleted events in your trash (computer only)

When you delete an event you created or have edit access to, it stays in that calendar's trash for 30 days. When you go to the trash, you can restore events, or delete them forever.

Note: Anyone who has "Make changes to events" or "Make changes AND manage sharing" permission for the calendar can see and move events in the trash.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left side of the page, find the My calendars list.
  3. To the right of your calendar's name (not "My Calendars"), click the dropdown menu > View Trash. You'll see the events that were deleted from this calendar.
  4. Check the box to the left of any events you want to move.
  5. Click Delete forever or Restore selected events.
  6. To delete all the events in your trash, click Empty trash now.
I want to turn off email notifications

The first time you delete an event that's moved to the trash, you'll get an email notification from Google Calendar. You can't turn this notification off, but it's the only email notification you'll receive about trash. 

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.

I don't see all my deleted events in the Trash

If you don't see some of the events you deleted in your calendar's Trash, it could be because of one of these reasons:

  • Events are only saved in a calendar's Trash for 30 days.
  • If you didn't have edit access to the calendar the event was created on, you won't see it in the Trash.
  • There's a separate Trash for each calendar you have. Try looking in the Trash for other calendars if you don't see your event.
  • Anyone who has edit access to your calendar can delete events forever or restore them. If others have access to your calendar, ask if they moved the event.

Note: If you deleted a recurring event, see the "I deleted a recurring event" section below.

An event I restored is missing RSVPs

If an event is restored from the trash, guests will need to RSVP to it again.

If the room you had booked isn't available anymore, it will be crossed out on the calendar event.

I deleted a recurring event

Delete one instance of the event at a time

You'll see a row in the trash for each event you deleted.

Delete more than one instance of the event at a time

You won't see a row for each individual event in your trash.

  • If you delete all instances of an event, you'll see a single row in the trash. When you restore this event, it restores all the instances of the event you deleted.
  • If you delete "All following instances" of a recurring event, you're editing the upcoming events so you won't see them in the trash.
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