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 invited.

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

Tip: To delete an event, right-click it, then click Delete.

I deleted an event but others still see it on their calendars

  • After an event is deleted, it might take a little while to remove it 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 deleted an event but still see it on other devices

After you delete an event, it might not be immediately removed from your other devices. You can speed up the process with a manual sync.

Manual sync for iOS

Close and reopen the Calendar app.

Manual sync for Android

  1. Open the Google Calendar app.
  2. At the top right, tap More More menu  and then  Refresh.

Delete an event you were invited to

If you were invited to an event, 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. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. Open the event you want to remove.
  3. Click Remove or Remove from this calendar Remove.

Delete a recurring event

If you delete an event that repeats, you'll see the options below. If someone else created the recurring event, you won't see these options. 

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

Delete all events on your calendar 

If you want to delete all events in your Google Calendar, clear all events on your primary calendar and delete any other calendars you may own. 

To clear all events from your primary calendar:

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. On the bottom left, hover over the primary calendar.
  3. Click Options More menu  and then  Settings and sharing.
  4. Under “Settings for my calendars,” click Remove calendar.
  5. Under “Remove calendar,” click Delete.

Important: You can delete events from your calendar, but you can't delete your primary calendar. Learn how to delete other calendars you own. 

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. In the top right, click Settings Settings and then Trash. You'll see the events that were deleted from this calendar.
    • To delete an individual event, next to the event, click Delete forever Trash.
    • To delete all selected events, above the list, click Delete forever all selected Trash.
    • To restore an individual event, next to the event, click Restore Undo.
    • To restore all selected events, above the list, click Restore all selected Undo.
    • To delete all events, click Empty trash and then Empty.
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 off this notification, but it's the only email notification you'll get about trash.

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 the event in the Trash.
  • There's a separate Trash for each calendar you have. Try looking in the Trash for other calendars. 
  • 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 taken out of 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'll see a single row in the trash for all the events instead of individual rows for each event. When you restore the event, it restores all the instances of the event you deleted.

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