Create & manage Tasks in Google Calendar

From your computer or mobile device, you can create, view, and modify tasks in Google Calendar.

Important: Only you can view Tasks in your Google Calendar. They won't appear to other users with access to your Calendar.

Create a task

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. Tap Add and then Task .
  3. Enter a title and description.
  4. Choose a date, time, and frequency.
  5. In the top right, tap Save.

Tasks appear in the Google Calendar app. Completed tasks stay on your calendar but are crossed out.

View, edit, or delete tasks

View your tasks

Tasks must have a date to appear in Google Calendar. To turn on Tasks: 

  1. Go to the Calendar app Calendar.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Make sure the “Tasks” box is checked.
  4. Any tasks with dates will appear on your calendar. 

Tip: You can also find uncompleted tasks in Google Calendar. A list of all “Pending tasks” from the last 30 days can be found in the current day.

Hide all tasks
  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar,
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Uncheck the box next to “Tasks.”

Tip: Hiding tasks won't turn off tasks notifications. To turn off tasks notifications, go to Calendar Settings Settings and then General and then Tasks notifications.

Edit a task
  1. ​Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. Tap a task to update and then Edit task Edit task.
  3. Update task details.
  4. Tap Save.
Mark a task as complete
  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. Tap a task to update and then  Mark completed.
  3. A completed task stays on your calendar but is crossed out.

Tip: In Schedule view, you can also swipe to the right to mark the task as completed.

Report an assigned task as spam
  1. On your device, open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. On the calendar grid, tap the task you want to report.
  3. At the top right, tap Options More.
  4. Tap Report as spam and then Report as spam.

Learn how to report assigned tasks as spam

Delete a task

When you delete a task from your calendar,  it’s removed completely. 

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. Tap the task to delete and then More More and then Delete and then Delete task.
Find & edit pending tasks

To check all uncompleted tasks from the last 30 days: 

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. While viewing a day’s schedule, tap Pending tasks.
  3. Choose how to update preferred tasks:
    • To edit a task, tap the task and then Edit Edit task. Make your changes and tap Save.
    • To delete a task, tap the task and then More More and then Delete.
    • To complete a task, tap the task. Then at the bottom, tap Mark completed.

Tip: You can also swipe the task to the right to mark it as completed.

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