If you use Google Calendar to mark and track all your events and happenings, and you happen to use the Google homepage for your various browsing needs, Google has just made it easier for you to create Google Calendar events. Now you don’t even have to navigate away from your home page. Just type out the event in your homepage search box or address bar and you’re well on your way to creating an event in your Google Calendar. Want to know how? Read on.
How to Create Google Calendar Event from Google Home Page
To create a calendar event from the Google homepage or the Chrome omnibox, just type the event in the text box.
For instance, if you want to add your niece’s birthday party to your calendar, just type:
create event on Friday 1st Sept 5 pm Jess Birthday
and press Enter.
This will display the event card in your browser results page. Next click Create event to confirm it to your calendar.
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The next screen will confirm the event. You can then click Edit event if you want to make further changes to it such as adding a location, guests, setting reminders and so on.
At present, we are aware of only the option to create an event for your default calendar. But thankfully Google isn’t too harsh on the words you use to create the event.
For instance you could just type” create event” or “add event” or “new event: . You can even type “add meeting” or “schedule appointment” with or without additional details. You can then edit the event calendar if you want to make further changes to it.
While you could quickly create events in Google Calendar using the voice commands on your smartphone it was somewhat tedious when it came to doing it from the desktop. Thankfully, when this intuitive option, creating calendar events is now super simple and a great time saver.
P.S: In case you aren’t aware, you can also set up reminders by typing the task in the address bar, search box, or omnibox.
What do you think of this handy feature and will you be using it to update all your Google calendar events from now on?