Change calendar views

With Google Calendar, you can view calendar information by day, by week, and by month. You can also customize your calendar view to display as many days as you want in one view.

To change between different views, just click on the buttons in the top-right corner of your calendar. To quickly customize your view, just click and drag on the mini-calendar from your desired start date to your desired end date.

To change your calendar's default view, just follow these steps:

  1. Click the gear icon at the top of any Google Calendar page
  2. Click Settings
  3. Make sure you're on the General tab
  4. In the Default view section, select the desired view from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click Save

To learn more about using different views, click on one of the following links:

Day

The Day view displays events for a single day. To use this view, click the Day button in the top-right corner of your calendar.

Use the single arrows in the top-left corner of the calendar to move forward or backward by a day. Click on Today to return to the current day, or select a date you'd like to view from the mini-calendar displayed on the left.

All-day events will be displayed at the top of the day. If there are more events than what can be displayed, a down arrow will appear, which you can click to show the events. You can also click the plus button on the left to expand the All-day events area.

Week

The Week view displays events for the current week. To use this view, just click on the Week button in the top-right corner of your calendar. The current day (today) will be marked with a yellow background.

Use the single arrows in the top-left corner of the calendar to move forward or backward by a week. To switch to the Day view (for any particular day), just click on a date displayed at the top of the Week view, or click on a date in the mini-calendar. Click Today to return to the current day.

All-day events will be displayed at the top of the day. If there are more events than what's displayed, a down arrow will appear, which you can click to show the events. You can also click the plus button on the left to expand the All-day events area.

Month

The Month view displays events for the current month. To use this view, just click on the Month button in the top-right corner of your calendar. The current day (today) will be marked with a yellow background.

Use the single arrows in the top-left corner of the calendar to move forward or backward by a month. To switch to the Day view (for any particular day), just click on a date displayed at the top of the Month view, or click on a date in the mini-calendar. Click Today to return to the current day.

All-day events will be displayed at the top of the day. If there are more events than what can be displayed, a down arrow will appear, which you can click to show the events. You can also click the plus button on the left to expand the All-day events area.

4 Days (Customizable)

The 4 Days button defaults to the next four days but is also customizable.

To create a customized calendar view, just follow these steps:

  1. Click the gear icon at the top of any Google Calendar page
  2. Click Settings
  3. Make sure you're on the General tab.
  4. In the Custom view section, select the desired time range from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click Save.

The current day (today) will be marked with a yellow background.

Use the single arrows in the top-left corner of the calendar to move forward or backward between dates. To switch to the Day view (for any particular day), just click on a date displayed at the top of the 4 Days (Custom) view, or click on a date in the mini-calendar. Click Today to return to the current day.

All-day events will be displayed at the top of the day. If there are more events than what's displayed, a down arrow will appear, which you can click to show the events. You can also click the plus button on the left to expand the All-day events area.

Agenda

Use the Agenda view to view all your events grouped by day. To display the Agenda view, click the Agenda button in the top-right corner of the calendar. The current day (today) will be marked with a yellow background.

Use the single arrows in the top-left corner of the calendar to move forward or backward between dates. To switch to the Day view (for any particular day), just click on a date displayed in the Agenda view, or click on a date in the mini-calendar. Click Today to return to the current day.

All-day events will be displayed at the top of the day.

Customize your view using the mini-calendar

Google Calendar offers a couple of different ways to customize your calendar view:

First, you can customize your calendar view by clicking on a start date and dragging to your desired end date. For example, to display March 3, 2006 to March 23, 2006, just click on March 3, 2006 in the mini-calendar and drag to March 23, 2006.