Steps to create, edit and delete events on your Zoho Calendar

Create and Edit Events

You can create an event in Zoho Calendar using three methods. Any of the three methods can be chosen based on the details required to create an event. If the event creation requires more detailed description you can use the  New event  button to create an event. If you want to add an event using just a line like "Conference at 11 AM", you can use the Smart Add  icon in the left top corner of your calendar.  Quick Add  can be used to create an event by clicking on the calendar cell based on chosen time or date.

Steps to Create a New Event

  1. Log in to  Zoho Calendar .
  2. Click on the  New Event  button on the top of the left pane.

  3. Provide the following details to create a event.
    1. Event title  and Event color,
    2. Date and time of the event. You can change the  Time-zone  if event location varies from your present time-zone.
    3. Event attendees ,
    4. Location ,
    5. Associate the event with other Zoho Apps,
    6. Add conferencing through Zoho Meeting,

    7. Calendar in which the event should be created,
    8. Any URL which will be clickable by the attendees,
    9. Reminder options,
    10. Description about the event and
    11. Attachments related to the event.

  4. Click  Save.

Event Color

To distinguish between various events in the same calendar you can choose different colors of your choice from the colors preset provided.

Steps to Choose the Event Color

  1. Log in to  Zoho Calendar .
  2. Click on the  New Event  button on the top of the left pane.
  3. Click on the Event color left to the Event title.

  4. Choose the preferred color for the event from the colors preset provided.

  5. Provide other details of the event and click Save.
The event will be saved and the chosen color will be displayed to the left of the event title in the calendar grid. If the event is an All-day event, the color band will be displayed to the length of the date grid.

If you don't pick any color for the individual event you're creating the calendar's color in which the event is being created will be chosen as the event color.

Steps to Edit the Event Color

  1. Log in to Zoho Calendar.
  2. Click on the event you have added to your calendar.
  3. Click on the Edit icon on the top of the event view pop-up.
  4. The Edit event tab will be opened. Click the Event color left to the Event title.
  5. Pick the preferred color from the color presets provided.
  6. Click Save.
The event color will be changed and the changes can be seen in the calendar grid.

Smart Add

The Smart Add feature helps you create an event by identifying the event details from just a single sentence entered. For eg: If you have entered "Marketing Conference at 11 A.M. on Monday", the feature immediately creates the event as "Marketing Conference" for the coming Monday at 11 A.M.

Steps to Smart Add an Event

  1. Log in to  Zoho Calendar .
  2. Click on the "+" icon on the top left side of the calendar.
  3. Fill in the event details in the  Smart Add  popup box.

  4. Choose the calendar in which the event should be added by clicking the calendars dropdown icon.
  5. Click enter or the  Add  button.
  6. Your event will be added to the chosen calendar.
  • Click  More options  to open the detailed event creation tab if you want to add more details.
  • The date entered in Smart Add should be of the format "mm/dd/yyyy".
  • Use the information icon  "i"  in the Smart Add window to know about the syntaxes supported in Smart Add.

Syntaxes Supported in Smart Add

Format
Example
Action
Date format

Cricket Tournament from 3rd June to 29th August.

Creates an all-day event with the event title "Cricket Tournament" from 3rd June to 29th August in the current year. 

Coding Marathon from 20-Jun-2019 to 01-Jul-2019.

Creates an all-day event with the event title "Coding Marathon" from 20th June 2019 to 1st July 2019.
Business meet from July 2nd to August 13th.
Creates an all-day event with the event title "Business meet" from July 2nd to August 13th of the current year.
Time format

Partners meet from 3-5 pm.

Creates an event with the event title "Partners meet" from 3-5 pm for the current date.
Team meeting from 10 am to 11 am.
Creates an event with the event title "Team meeting" from 10 am to 11 am for the current date.
Days of the week

Security Exhibition from Monday to Friday.

Creates an all-day event from Monday to Friday of the following week with the event title "Security Exhibition".

State book fair next Friday.

Creates an all-day event for next Friday on your calendar with the event title "State book fair".

Start-up meet from today till day after tomorrow.

Creates an all-day event from today till the day after tomorrow with the event title "Start-up meet".

Website designing contest from tomorrow to weekend.

Creates an all-day event from the day after the current day till the end of the week with the event title "Website designing contest".

Number of days

Tech conference from Aug 12 for 3 days.

Creates an all-day event for 3 days from August 12th with the event title "Tech Conference".
Marketing Discussion for 2 days.
Creates an all-day event from the current day, for 2 days with the event title "Marketing Discussion".
Number of hours

Meet Paula in 3 hours.

Creates an event for a default time period of one hour, 3 hours from the current time with the event title "Meet Paula in 3 hours".

Client meeting for 2 hours tomorrow.

Creates a 2-hour event the next day, at the date with the event title "Client meeting for 2 hours".
Meals of the day

Meeting Roger at Breakfast tomorrow.

Creates an event with the event title "Meeting Roger" for the next day at 8 am.

Catching up with Lara at Lunch on Sunday. 

Creates an event with the event title "Catching up with Lara" at 12 pm on the upcoming Sunday.
Team get-together at Dinner on Monday.
Creates an event with the event title "Team get-together" at 9 pm on the upcoming Monday. 

Quick Add

The Quick Add option in Zoho Calendar helps you add an event on a particular hour/ day or for several hours/ days.

Steps to Quick Add an Event

  1. You can create an event by clicking on the grid of the calendar. 
  2. If your event stretches across several hours or days, click and drag your mouse to the desired duration of the event. A simple event creation dialogue box will appear
  3. Type the Event Title. Select the event color.
  4. Set the time and date of the event duration.
  5. Enter the Email address/ Group name of the participants.
  6. Enter the Location where the event is going to be held.

  7. Select Zoho Meeting from the Add Conference drop-down if the meeting has virtual participants.
  8. Select the calendar to which the event should be added.
  9. Click Save.
Click More options and open the detailed event creation tab if you want to add more details.

View an Event

Once you add an event to your Zoho Calendar, the event title and time will be displayed on the particular date with the color code of the chosen calendar. If it is an all-day event, the entire cell of that particular date will be shaded with your calendar colour. You can follow the steps given below to view an event.

Steps to View an Event

  1. Log in to Zoho Calendar.
  2. Click on the event you want to view.
  3. An event view pop-up will appear with the event title, time and date of the event in your time zone, and other details that you have given in the event creation box.

  4. Click on the Event info icon on the top right corner of the event view pop-up.
  5. A separate View event tab will be opened and you can view the entire info of the event.

Edit an Event

You can make changes to the events any time you want using the Edit option. If you want to edit a reminder, change event timings, etc, you can do that using the Edit option.

Steps to Edit an Event

  1. Log in to Zoho Calendar.
  2. Click on the event you have added to your calendar.
  3. Click on the Edit icon on the top of the event view pop-up.

  4. An Edit event tab will be opened for you to edit the details of the event.

  5. You can make the necessary changes and click Save.

Share an Event Invite through Email

When you create an event, invites will be sent to the attendees via email. If you want to share the invite to people apart from the attendees you can use the Send icon in the Quick view pop-up or the View event tab to share the invite through email.

Steps to Share an Event via Email

  1. Log in to Zoho Calendar.
  2. Click on the event you want to view.
  3. An event view pop-up will appear with the event title, time and date of the event in your time zone, and other details that you have given in the event creation box.
  4. Click on the Send icon on top of the event view pop-up or the View event tab.
  5. An email will be composed with the attendees' email addresses in the To field. You can add more recipients by providing their email addresses in the To, Cc and Bcc fields.
You can send event invites via email only for the events that you create.
The recipients you add apart from the attendees will not be able to RSVP to the event.

Delete an Event

You can delete an event if the event has been cancelled. You can follow the steps given below to delete an event.

Steps to Delete an Event

  1. Log in to Zoho Calendar.
  2. Click on the event you have added to your calendar.
  3. Click on the Delete icon on the top of the event view pop-up.
  4. Confirm Delete? pop-up will appear.
  5. Click Confirm.
  6. Send event delete notification pop-up will appear. Select any of the options and click Confirm.
You can recover the deleted events from the Trash. Learn more.
You can also right-click on an event in the calendar grid to view, edit, duplicate and delete the event.


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