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How to add a new calendar to Google calendar

Never miss important deadlines and events.

Published onApril 6, 2024

Using Google Calendar is an excellent way to stay organized, ensuring you never miss important deadlines or forget crucial dates. It enables you to add birthdays, meetings, and more. If you intend to use it for both work and personal commitments, you can easily set up different calendars without the need for additional apps. Here’s a guide on how to add a new calendar to Google Calendar.


To add a new calendar to Google Calendar, go to, click on the + sign next to Other calendars in the left-hand column, 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. When this menu expands, select Create new calendar.


How to add a new calendar on Google Calendar (desktop)

To improve your calendar experience, you’ve got various options to add new calendars. You can choose to Create a New Calendar, giving you the freedom to set up your personalized calendar. Alternatively, you can import an existing one using different methods, such as Subscribe to Calendar, where you can request access to the calendar of a specified email account owner. Additionally, you can Browse Calendars of Interest, letting you discover existing calendars, like Holidays in Canada, Global Religious Holidays, or upcoming sports events. These are just a few examples, as there are many more options available to meet your specific needs. You can also add a calendar using the calendar URL (in iCal format) or import it from your computer if it’s in iCal or CSV format.

Create a new calendar:

  1. Go to using your browser of preference.
  2. Look in the lower-left corner of the page. Next to Other calendars, click on the + icon.
  3. Select Create new calendar.
  4. Add a name, description, choose a time zone, and click on Create calendar.
  5. Wait for Google Calendar to process; the calendar you’ve just created will appear in the list below My Calendars.

Subscribe to calendar:

  1. Click on the + icon next to Other calendars, but this time select Subscribe to calendar.
  2. In the box, type the email address of the calendar owner to request access.
  3. Provide a brief description and then click Request access.

Browse calendars of interest:

  1. On your calendar page, click on the + icon next to Other calendars.
  2. Select Browse calendars of interest and explore to find the one that matches your interests, such as a holiday calendar or events like game schedules or the moon’s phases.
  3. Once you’ve located it, check the box next to the calendar.

Can I add a new calendar to Google Calendar on mobile?

New calendars can only be created through a web browser, not within the Google Calendar app. However, after making the calendar, you’ll be able to access it both in your browser and within the app.

How to manage calendars on Google Calendar

Manage Google Calendars on the web:

  1. Check or uncheck the calendars in the left-hand menu to control which ones you want to view or hide.
  2. At the top right corner, find the tab to switch between various calendar views: Day, Week, Month, Year, Schedule, and 4 days.

Manage Google Calendars on mobile:

  1. Tap the hamburger menu at the top left corner (three horizontal lines).
  2. Change the calendar view setting by choosing Schedule, Day, 3 days, Week, or Month.
  3. Check or uncheck the calendars you want or don’t want to see.

How to hide and unhide a calendar on Google Calendar:

  1. Go to using your preferred browser.
  2. Click on the gear icon in the top-right corner and select Settings.
  3. In the left-hand menu, hover your mouse over the calendar you want to hide.
  4. Click on the eye icon next to it to hide the calendar; hidden calendars will be indicated by a crossed-out eye.
  5. To unhide a calendar, click on the crossed-out eye icon again.


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.

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.

Yes, There are multiple ways to share Google calendars. You can either make it public or share it with specific people. Here’s our complete guide on how to share Google calendars.

Whether this service is good or not is a subjective matter, and it depends on your specific wants or needs. We can tell you it’s easy to use, and is among the most convenient, thanks to it incorporating to all Google services and products seamlessly.

This may not be necessary, as Google Calendar allows you to simply view two calendars on the same page. Essentially, as long as they are visible, they are pretty much shown as a single calendar.

If, for some reason, you want to merge two or more calendars, this will require a bit of work. You’ll need to export your calendar files and then, when you import them again, select the multiple files.