Create & manage events

As the host of a Google+ event, you can instantly invite friends, put the event on your Google calendar, and keep track of RSVPs. Events automatically sync with your guests' Google calendars and everyone attending can share their photos to a shared photo album. Learn how to manage your event here.

Android app

Create an event

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon. Touch the down arrow  at the top right.
  2. Touch Events  at the bottom right.
  3. Touch the pencil icon  at the bottom. 
  4. Name your event in the "Title" box .
  5. Add dates and times in the start and end time boxes .
  6. Add a location by touching the "Location" box. (If your event is online with no physical location, check the box next to Google+ Hangout.)
  7. Invite people by touching the "Invite people and circles" box. You can invite people who don't have Google+ accounts by entering their email addresses. Anyone you invite will be able to see the event and respond to the invitation without signing up for Google+. If you include the Public circle, anyone will be able to see and interact with your event.

Add or remove people from the guest list

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon. Touch the down arrow  at the top right.
  2. Touch Events  at the bottom right > the name of the event.
  3. Touch the add guest icon   at the top right.
    • To invite more people, enter names, email addresses, or check the boxes next to your circles to invite people > Done in the upper right corner.
    • To remove people, touch REMOVE next to the people you'd like to uninvite.

Edit or delete an event

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon. Touch the down arrow  at the top right.
  2. Touch Events  at the bottom right.
  3. Touch the event you want to edit > menu menu icon/button > Edit this event or Delete this event.

Add comments or photos

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon. Touch the down arrow  at the top right.
  2. Touch Events  at the bottom right > the name of the event.
    • To add a comment, touch  the comment icon at the top right.
    • To add a photo, touch the menu button or icon > Add photos > select photos > touch Select at the top right.

Disable guests from adding comments

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon. Touch the down arrow  at the top right.
  2. Touch Events  at the bottom right > the name of the event.
  3. Touch the menu button or icon > Disable comments.
Computer

Create an event

  1. You can create an event in Google+ by clicking here or keep reading to see the instructions.
  2. Open Google+
  3. In the share box at the top left, click Event.
  4. Choose a theme. The image you choose will be displayed along with your invitation emails, posts about your event, and the event details page. Browse through themes with the < and > icons or click Change theme to see all the theme options.
  5. Add the date and time. When you click the date box, you'll see your agenda from your Google Calendar for the selected day. Click Add end time on the right to let your guests know when the event will be over. This information is optional. Click X to remove the end time. In Google Calendar, events with no end time will display as 2 hours long.
    To schedule a Hangouts video call, click Event options > Advanced > Hangouts. When the event begins, your guests will be able to join the hangout from the event page or event notification they receive.
    Using the Event options menu, you can also make it an event on air, choose whether guests can invite others or choose whether guests can upload photos to the event collection. Click Show more options under Advanced options to include a link to another website, transit and parking information, or ticket information.
  6. Add a location. If you enter an address rather than "My house", your guests will be able to easily get directions from your invitation.
  7. Send the invitations. Click + Invite names, circles, or email addresses to list the people you wish to invite to your event. Your guests don't have to use Google+; anyone you invite will be able to see the event and respond to the invitation without signing up for Google+. When you're done, click Invite.

    After you click Invite, your guests will be notified, see a post on their Google+ Home page, and the event will be added to their Events page and their Google Calendar.

Create an event

Add or remove people from the guest list

  1. Open Google+. Place your cursor in the top left corner for the Google+ main menu.
  2. Click Events.
  3. Click the event you wish to update.
    • To add people: on the Guests card, click Invite more. If you don't see someone's name, you can enter their email address to invite them.
    • To remove people: place your mouse over the Details card and click the drop-down arrow. Click Manage guest list > the X next to the people who you'd like to remove.

Edit or delete an event

  1. Open Google+. Place your cursor in the top left corner for the Google+ main menu.
  2. Click Events.
  3. Click the event you wish to change.
    • To edit the event, click the Edit event button.
    • To delete the event, click the drop-down arrow on the "Details" box > Delete this event.

Add comments, photos, or message guests

  1. Open Google+. Place your cursor in the top left corner for the Google+ main menu. Click Events.
  2. Click on your event.
    • To message guests, click Message on the "Guests" box. Type your message and check or uncheck which groups you would like to receive the message. Click Send.
    • To add a comment, type it into the "Say something" box and click Share.
    • To add a photo, click the photo icon next to the "Say something" box and click Add.

Allow or restrict guests from inviting people, adding photos, or adding comments

  1. Open Google+. Place your cursor in the top left corner for the Google+ main menu.
  2. Click Events.
  3. Click the event you wish to change to view the details page.
  4. Click the drop-down arrow on the "Details" box to select or deselect guest options:
    • Guests can invite other people
    • Guests can add photos
    • Guests can add comments
    If you disable these options and your guests have already invited others or added photos, those changes will not be undone. But you can remove photos or guests from the event.
iPhone or iPad

Create an event

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon > touch the  menu icon > Events.
  2. Touch the  create icon.
  3. Name your event in the Title field. To hide the keyboard, touch the hide keyboard icon .
  4. Add a date and time by touching Starts.
  5. Touch Add Location to let people know where your event is.
  6. Touch Invite people to invite guests. You can invite people who don't have Google+ accounts by entering their email addresses. Anyone you invite will be able to see the event and respond to the invitation without signing up for Google+. If you include the Public circle, anyone will be able to see and interact with your event.
  7. Touch the photo at the top where it says Change theme to choose a theme that matches your event.
  8. When you're ready to share your event, touch Create.

Add or remove people from the guest list

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon. Touch the  menu icon.
  2. Touch Events  > the name of the event.
    • To invite more people, touch the Invite more button. Enter names, email addresses, or check the boxes next to your circles to invite people > Done in the upper right corner.
    • To remove people, touch Invited or Going under the event time. Touch the X next to the people you'd like to uninvite.

Edit or delete an event

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon. Touch the  menu icon.
  2. Touch Events  > the name of the event.
  3. Touch the gear icon  > Edit this event or Delete this event.

Add comments or photos

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon. Touch the  menu icon.
  2. Touch Events  > the name of the event.
    • To add a comment, touch the gear icon  > Comment.
    • To add photos, touch the gear icon  > Add photos > select photos > blue arrow at the top right > blue arrow at the top right again to confirm.

Disable guests from adding comments

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon. Touch the  menu icon.
  2. Touch Events  > the name of the event.
  3. Touch the gear icon  > Disable event comments.
Mobile browser

You can't create, edit, delete, or change events using a mobile browser, but you can post a comment.

Post a comment

  1. Go to plus.google.com in your mobile web browser.
  2. Find the event. You might see it on your Home page, in your notifications, or on your profile. If you don't see it there, you can try searching the event's name by touching the menu icon Google+ icon at the top left > Search.
  3. Touch the event name to view it.
  4. Touch the Add a comment box > type your comment > Post comment.

Notifications yours guests receive

When you invite people to an event or if you change an event, your guests will be notified by email or the bell icon. Guests will be notified if you change things like the location, the start time, or if you cancel the event. If someone does not have a Google+ account and you invite them to an event, they'll receive the invitation via email. 

Making your event public

To create an event that anyone can attend, click + Invite names, circles, or email addresses and select Public. Anyone can find the event page of a public event and see the event details, guest list, and any photos and videos that have been added to the event. On the event page of a public event, anyone can say whether they are going, comment, add photos (unless this setting is disabled by the event owner), +1 photos, send invitations, and more. Comments, guest lists, photos, & videos added to a public event can be seen by anyone.

Deleting events

When you delete an event, the photos and videos from the event collection are no longer shared with the event guests. Guests who added photos to a deleted event still have their own photos.

Events within your organization or domain

If you're a Google Apps user and your domain administrator has activated Google+ for your organization, you can create an event for your domain - just select the chip with your organization name when deciding who to invite. Google+ doesn't limit inviting others outside your organization to an event, so be mindful of who you invite to an event.

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