How to Set up Notifications for Events on a Specific Calendar in Google Calendar

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Calendar users

It’s a good idea to configure notifications for your calendars to remind yourself when events are about to start soon. Reminders come as browser pop-ups, notifications on your phone, or by email. 

You can receive emails whenever an event on a specific calendar is created, changed, canceled, or responded to. You can also receive a summary of your daily schedule by email.

How to configure Google Calendar notification settings step-by-step with images

Step 1

Go to Google Calendar at, hover over the calendar on the left under My calendars and click the three dots icon that appears there (Options for -calendar name-).

Step 2

Select Settings and sharing.

Step 3

On the left, under the calendar’s name, select Event notifications.

Step 4

Event notifications

Click Add notification.

Step 5

How To Set Up Notifications For Events On A Specific Calendar In Google Calendar - Step 6

Specify when you want to receive notifications or emails.

Click Add notification to add more.

Step 6

All-day event notifications

Below, you can set up notifications for all-day events as well.

Step 7

Turn general event notifications on or off

Going further down the page to General notifications, choose if you want to receive an email for the following things:

  • New events
  • Changed events
  • Canceled events
  • Event responses
  • Daily agenda

Any changes will be auto-saved.

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