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How to add a new calendar to Google calendar

Never miss important deadlines and events.
September 5, 2023

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.


To add a new calendar to Google Calendar, go to, 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.


How to add a new calendar

Are you looking to add a completely new calendar to your Google Calendar? Here’s how.

  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. You can now either Create new calendar, or import an existing one using multiple methods. 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.
  4. If you created a new calendar, add a name, description, choose a time zone, and click on Create calendar.

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 calendars 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

If you hid a calendar, making it visible is only some clicks away.

  1. Go to using your browser of preference.
  2. Click on the gear icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. You will see hidden calendars in the left-hand menu with a crossed-out eye. To unhide the calendar, click on the eye.


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. If you’re not convinced, check out our list of the best calendar apps.

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 actually 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, selecting the multiple files.