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Get started with Google Calendar

You can use Google Calendar to keep track of all your events. 

Get Google Calendar

  1. Visit Google Calendar.
  2. If you already have a Google Account, sign in. If you don't have one yet, click Create an account.
  3. Once you sign in, you'll be taken to Google Calendar.
  4. To change any of your settings, go to the top right corner and click Settings Settings.

Browsers that work with Calendar

Note: JavaScript and cookies need to be turned on for the browser you're using.

Google Calendar works with current and major previous versions of these browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox 
  • Safari 



Import events to Google Calendar

You can transfer your events from a different calendar application or Google Account to Google Calendar.

Step 1: Export events

First, export your events as a file that you can import into Google. Choose one of these options:

Step 2: Import events into Google Calendar

After you've exported your events, you can import them into Google Calendar.

  1. Open Google Calendar on a computer. Note: You can only import from a computer, not a phone or tablet.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings > Settings.
  3. Open the Calendars tab.
  4. Click Import calendars between the "My calendars" and "Other Calendars" sections.
  5. Click Choose File and select the file you exported. The file should end in "ics" or "csv"
  6. Choose which calendar to add the imported events to. By default, events will be imported into your primary calendar.
  7. Click Import.

If you're using a ZIP file, find it on your computer and open it. You'll see ICS files for each of your calendars. Take the individual files out of the ZIP file, and import each ICS file individually.

Note: Repeating events might not show up that way if you import them from a CSV file, but they'll be on your calendar as a series of one-time events.

Advanced: Create or edit CSV or iCal files before importing


Get help fixing problems with importing.

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Change your settings

You can change your settings for Google Calendar, including how your calendar is setup, notifications, and time zones.

Get to the settings menu

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right corner, click Settings Settings > Settings.
  3. At the top of the page, check out different types of settings by clicking GeneralCalendars, and Labs.
  4. Anytime you update a setting, make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save.

Settings you can change

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Share your calendar with someone

You can share your calendar with family and friends. 

How sharing works

Here are a couple examples of what you can do with sharing:

  • Share your main calendar with someone so they can see your schedule.

  • Create a new calendar that multiple people can edit, like a "Hiking" calendar that everyone in a hiking group adds events to.

When you add someone to your calendar, you can decide how they see your events and whether they can also make changes like adding or editing events.

Share your calendar

In Google Calendar, you can have multiple calendars that you add events to. Each calendar can have different sharing settings.

Control what others can see

Stop sharing your calendar


If the other person is having trouble seeing your calendar, try these steps:

  1. Make sure you added the correct email address.
  2. Remove the person from the calendar's sharing settings and then add them back. See the directions above.
  3. Make sure they click the link in the email they received. They should check their Spam folder if they can't find it.

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Sync Calendar with a phone or tablet

When you sync your calendar on your mobile device, the same events will show up when you use Google Calendar on your computer.

Get started

Choose your device:

Troubleshoot sync problems

If events you created or updated aren't showing in the Google Calendar app, learn how to fix sync problems.

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