Creating a New Calendar

This page will give you instructions on how to create a new calendar besides your primary calendar. You can create calendars to keep track of different types of events. For example, you could create a calendar called "Marketing Group" that tracks upcoming events for a certain group of people.

 

Select one of the links below to go straight to that section:


Set up a new calendar

You can only create new calendars on a browser on your computer or mobile device. Once the calendar is created, you'll be able to see it on the Google Calendar app on Android or iOS.

  1. Log into your Google Calendar.
  2. Find the "My Calendars" heading at the left.
  3. Hover over your calendar (your name, e.g. Jane Smith) and then select Options for your name menu.
  4. Then select "Settings and Sharing"
  5. At the top left of the Settings page, expand on "Add calendar" and select "New Calendar"
  6. Add a name, description, location and time zone for your calendar and select "CREATE CALENDAR"
  7. The new calendar is created and configured and will appear in the "Settings for my calendars" list
  8. If you want to share your calendar, select the setting Share with specific people. Additionally it's here where you can Access permissions and set various notification as well as remove the calendar.
  9. Changes are saved automatically, select the settings arrow to return to the Calendar view.

See the calendars you've created

  1. Log into your Google Calendar.
  2. On the left side of the page, click to expand My calendars.
  3. You'll see a list of the calendars you've created. To display that calendar's events, click on the calendar's name. You'll know they're showing on your calendar when there's a colored box to the left of them.

To remove a calendar from your list, click the options menu to the right of the calendar name and select Hide this calendar from the list.


Edit a calendar

Edit your calendar's name:

  1. Log into your Google Calendar.
  2. On the left side of the page, click to expand My calendars.
  3. To the right of your calendar, click the options menu and select Settings and sharing
  4. Select from any of the Calendar settings and make the appropriate edits.
  5. Changes are saved automatically, select the settings arrow to return to the Calendar view.

Change your calendar's color

  1. Log into your Google Calendar.
  2. On the left side of the page, click to expand My calendars.
  3. To the right of your calendar, click the options menu
  4. Pick the color for your calendar, or click the + to add a custom color.

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