Create an event

If you're using Google Calendar on your computer, use this page to learn how to create an event.

Using the Android or iPhone app? Learn how to create an event on your phone.

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. Click Create event. To edit the details for your event, click Edit event instead.

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 top left corner, click Create.
  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.
Quick add

Create an event using quick add

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top left corner, click the down arrow menu next to Create .
  3. Add a description for your event and the time (optional).
  4. Click Add.

Tips for creating "quick add" events

  • You can include an event name, location, and time, and that information will automatically be added to the event details
  • If you enter an event with no date, it will be added at the next available time in the future
  • If you don't enter a start time, an all-day event will show up
  • If you don't enter an end time, an hour-long event will show up

Recurring event examples

  • Weekly: Tennis practice Tuesday at 7pm weekly
  • Monthly: Dinner at Mom's the first Wednesday of every month
  • Yearly: Dad's birthday May 17 each year

Note: If you don't specify an end date, the event will repeat 365 times.

Event options

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

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

Create a repeating event Add a video call

Add a video call to one event

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top left corner, click Create.
  3. In the "Video call" section, click Add video call.
  4. Click Save.

Add a video call to events automatically

  1. Open Google Calendar on your computer.
  2. In the top right corner, click Settings  > Settings.
  3. Next to "Automatically add video calls to events I create," select Yes.
  4. At the bottom of the page, click Save.

Remove a video call

  1. Open Google Calendar on your computer.
  2. Click on the event and open the event details page.
  3. Next to "Video call," click Remove.
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 top left corner, click Create.
  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 > Event details.
  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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