Create an event

You can create Google Calendar events from your computer or device.

Ways to create an event

Click an empty time in your calendar
  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. Click any time on the calendar that doesn't already have an event scheduled.
  3. Enter your event name.
  4. If you have multiple calendars, choose the calendar where you want to add the event from the "Calendar" dropdown menu.
  5. To add guests or other details, click More options
  6. Click Save

Tip: To create a longer event, drag your mouse down the page while you're selecting the time.

Click the Create button
  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the bottom right corner, click Add Add.
  3. Add a title to the event, and any event details.
  4. If you have multiple calendars, choose the calendar where you want to add the event from the "Calendar" dropdown menu.
  5. At the top of the page, click Save.
Quickly create an event

You can quickly create an event for a specific time if you see "Add title and time" in the text box. 

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. Click the space next to date you want to add an event to.
  3. Add a title and time for your event.
  4. Click Save. Calendar will automatically create an event at the time you set.

Examples:

  • Tennis practice at 5pm
  • Dinner at 7pm

Tip: You can use the keyboard shortcut Shift + C to quickly create an event in any view. 

Event options

Create an all-day event
  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the bottom right corner, click Add Add.
  3. Add a description for your event.
  4. Under the date and time, check the box next to All day.
  5. Click Save.

You'll see all-day events at the top of the page for that day.

Create a repeating event

You can create a repeating event. Learn how to create and manage repeating events.

Add or remove video calls

When you add a video call to an event, your invitees can join a Google Hangout video call. Each video call that's created has a unique URL that's specific to that event.  

Turn automatic video calls on or off

If you got your Google Account through your work, school, or group, you may not see the "Automatically add video calls to events I create" setting. Your domain admin can turn this setting on or off.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right corner, click Settings Settings and then Settings.
  3. Next to "Automatically add video calls to events I create," select Yes or No
  4. At the bottom of the page, click Save.

Add or remove a video call from one event 

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the bottom right corner, click Add Add
  3. To add a video call, click Add conferencing
  4. Select the app you want to use.
  5. Click Save.

Note: If you use Calendar for work or school, you can add third-party conferencing apps from the G Suite Marketplace. Get extra Calendar tools

Add live streaming

If you use Calendar and Hangouts Meet for work or school, you can add view-only live streaming to an event for up to 100,000 people to watch.

You can share the meeting information and a stream URL with all guests in one event or create a separate view-only event. Guests in a view-only event can’t participate in the meeting.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the bottom-right corner, click Add Add .
  3. Next to "Hangouts Meet," click Manage details.
  4. Click Add live stream.
  5. Optional: To copy the stream URL, click Copy Copy and then Done. Then, paste the view-only link into the event description or share it with guests in email or chat. These guests can share the link with other people.
  6. Click Save.

Note: If you don’t see the option to add a live stream, this feature might not be available for your company or organization. Compare G Suite editions.

Create a view-only event

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. Click the event on your calendar.
  3. Click More More and then Create view-only event. This will create a view-only copy of the event.
  4. Add guests and rooms to the view-only event.
  5. Click Save.

Remove live streaming from an event

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. Click the event on your calendar.
  3. Next to "Hangouts Meet," click Manage details.
  4. Click Remove live stream.

Note: The meeting link changes when you add and remove live streaming. Share updated links with guests.

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Pick a color for your event

When you're creating an event, you can choose the color that event will show as in your calendars. Colors are private, so nobody will see what color you used, even if you shared your calendar with them.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the bottom right corner, click Add Add
  3. Enter in your event details.
  4. In the "Event color" section, choose a color.
  5. At the top of the page, click Save.

Edit an event you've created

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. Click on the event you want to edit. If you see Edit event Edit , click it.
  3. Make changes to your event.
  4. At the top of the page, click Save.

Troubleshoot issues

Can't save events

Try these steps in order:

  1. Refresh the page.
  2. Clear your browser's cache and cookies.
  3. Make sure Javascript is turned on.
  4. Sign out of Google Calendar.
  5. Close your browser.
  6. Open your browser and sign in to Google Calendar again. Make sure to use "https" in the web address instead of "http."

If you're using a third-party app to sync your calendar, try turning off sync before signing back in again.

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