How to Configure Your General Event Settings in Google Calendar

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

You can configure general settings related to events in Google Calendar.

How to configure your general event settings in Google Calendar step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Configure Your General Event Settings In Google Calendar - Step 1

In Google Calendar at https://calendar.google.com, click the gear icon in the top right and select Settings.

Step 2

How To Configure Your General Event Settings In Google Calendar - Step 2

On the left, under General, select Event settings.

Step 3

How To Configure Your General Event Settings In Google Calendar - Step 3

Default event duration

Sets the default duration of events.

Speedy meetings

Reduces the default event duration slightly.

Default guest permissions

Specifies the default event permissions you grant to guests. 

Automatically add invitations

Lets you choose if you want to see and get notifications about event invitations on your calendar or not – it’s best to have it set to Yes.


Lets you make your event reminders Desktop notifications or Alerts. When Desktop notifications are selected, you can also choose if they make sounds or not.

Any changes you make here will auto-save.

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