How to turn off or change Notifications for Google Calendar

Gone are those days when you used to keep a dairy to catalog planned events, list the appointments and schedule the meetings. With the development of the web-based digital calendar, tracking appointments have been a lot easier and you don’t have to take the pain anymore of turning through the pages to check for to-do lists and appointments. Out of Plenty of calendars available today,  Google Calendar is the popular digital calendar and offers completely a new way to organize your life.

Google Calendar has made a lot much easier to track appointments, meetings, business tasks, holidays and other important dates than ever before. They are the convenient way of tracking important dates and can be accessed from your smartphone or computer whenever you need it.

Why Google Calendar notifications are important

The Google calendar is a matter of convenience and sends notifications to your device so that you don’t miss on any important appointment. The calendar comes with some useful features that help you stay on top of your important dates. The calendar makes use of push and emails notifications to keep you informed of all the events.

Anyone can receive event notifications in the Google Calendar in the form of emails or notifications. These notification pops up on your device so that you rarely miss on an important deadline. These notification popups can either be dismissed or snoozed.

However, many a time you may not want to see all the notifications or you may want to add more than what’s displayed. In such instances, you can customize the push and email notification settings in Google Calendar. Google calendar has many useful features that let you keep daily notifications and email notifications to meet the crucial deadlines.  In this article, we step you through how to customize event notification on your Google Calendar.

Customize Notification Settings for Google Calendar on Desktop

By default, the notification pops up 10 minutes before the event. Follow the below steps to change the settings.

Launch Google Calendar on your desktop. Click the three dots that are displayed on the left side of the calendar.

Select Settings and sharing from the drop-down menu.

Notification Settings for Google Calendar

Choose the calendar to configure.

Scroll Down to Event notifications and you will find many options to configure desktop notifications and email notifications.

From the drop-down menu, select the type of notifications you want to configure.

Configure the desktop notification and email notification in hours/minutes/days/weeks.

Click Add notification to include another notification. You can repeat the process and add notifications as you want to receive the pop-up notifications.

Now go back to settings window and select General notification from the drop-down menu to change the email notifications of group events.

In the General settings, you can toggle the events for new events when someone sends you an event invite, changed events when someone changes event, canceled events when someone cancels events and event responses when guests respond to event for which you can see the guest list. Additionally, you can configure to receive Daily agenda via email every day at 5 a.m in your current time zone.

You can also add custom notifications to any event. Click on the event you want to configure and tap on the pencil icon.

Under the Event details, you can edit many options about the event as well as notification settings

Disable Google Calendar notifications on a Desktop

To turn off, the notifications all together follow the below steps.

Launch the Google Calendar and click the gear icon on the top of the page.

Select Settings from the drop-down menu and scroll down to the Event Settings.

Click the drop-down menu for notification option and tap Off to disable the notifications altogether.

Once done, navigate back to your calendar.

That’s all.

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