Google Calendar updated with new event suggestions, holidays and languages

by: Robert TriggsJanuary 29, 2016

Google Calendar app national holidays

This week, Google is rolling out a selection of new features to its Calendar app, along with support for 30 additional languages. The update will be heading to both Android and iOS devices.

First up, there’s a new way to create Google Calendar events that automatically offers up suggestions for titles, places and people. When you start typing up a new event, the app will suggest some options, tapping “at…” will offer up locations and directions, and adding “with…” will allow you to link up your contacts to the event. English users will also be able to use an extra “on…” option to specific a date, time and duration for the event. The GIF below demonstrates how these suggestions and options work step-by-step.

Keeping track of national holidays is now easier too. Under Settings > Holidays, Calendar users will now be able to select from 143 different countries, as Google has just added 54 new ones. Once picked, country specific holiday dates will be automatically added to your calendar and they can also be removed from this same menu.

Rounding off the update, Google has included support for 30 new languages, including Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Russian, to name just a few. You can check out the full list of additional languages over at the Google blog post.

The latest version of Google Calendar is available to download from the Play Store for free. If the update has not appeared for you yet, Google says to check back over the next one to three days.

Download Google Calendar from the Play Store
  • Chris

    Sunrise is still far superior

    • Serious question from a person who has not researched calendar options. How so? In addition, the application is going away soon so what features should one look for in another application or what features in sunrise do you wish google calendar would adopt?

  • My Calendar is not working after Android was updated to 6.0 in my Moto X Play. I Tried to wipe cache, uninstall, reinstall, everything and still not working. =/

  • popandroid

    Give Business Calendar 2 a try: Has holidays even for regions Works great!