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How to add a new calendar to Google calendar

Never miss important deadlines and events.
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March 22, 2022

Using Google Calendar is an excellent way to stay on top of deadlines and never forget important dates. You might want to set up different calendars if you’re going to use them for work and your personal life. You don’t have to use other apps to do so. Here’s how to add a new calendar to Google Calendar.

Read more: How to share a Google Calendar

QUICK ANSWER

To add a new calendar to Google Calendar, go to calendar.google.com, click on the + sign next to Other calendars in the left-hand menu and choose the option you want. You can also do so from the settings menu by clicking on the gear icon at the top right corner and going to Settings-->Add calendar.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

How to add a new calendar

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Go to calendar.google.com. In the menu on the left, click on the + icon next to Other calendars. You can create a new calendar or subscribe to an existing calendar using that person’s account. You can also add a calendar by using the calendar URL (in iCal format) or import it from your computer if it is in the iCal or CSV format.

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For a new calendar, click on Create new calendar. Add a name and description, choose a time zone, and click on Create calendar.

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You can also add a calendar of interest if you’re looking to add a holiday calendar or keep track of events like game schedules or the moon’s phases. Click on Browse calenders of interest and choose the calendar you want. You can set up holiday calendars for different countries or follow the schedule of your favorite sports teams.

How to manage calendars

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On the desktop, check or uncheck the calendars you want to see in the left-hand menu. You can change the calendar view by clicking on the Week tab at the top right corner. You can change that to Day, Month, Year, Schedule, or Four-day.

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On the mobile app, tap the hamburger menu at the top left corner (three horizontal lines), change the calendar view setting, and check or uncheck the calendars you want or don’t want to see.

How to unhide a calendar

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To unhide a Google calendar, Go to calendar.google.com. Open the settings menu by clicking on the gear icon at the top right corner and Settings. You will see hidden calendars in the left-hand menu with a crossed-out eye. To unhide the calendar, click on the eye.


Read more: The best calendar apps for Android

FAQs

How to change calendar colors?

You can set different colors for your calendars to make them easier to differentiate. Check out our guide on how to change colors on Google Calendar.

Can I change the name of a calendar?

Under My calendars on the web app, hover on the calendar you want to change and click on the options menu (three vertical dots). Click on Settings and sharing and change the name.