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

Ways to create an event

Click an empty time in your calendar
  1. 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. 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. 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. 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 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

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right corner, click Settings Settings > 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. Open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top left corner, click Create.
  3. In the "Video call" section, click Add video call or Remove.
  4. Click Save.
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. 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. 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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