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January 4, 2015

Change All-Day Event Notifications in Google Calendar

Google Calendar now lets you change notification time for all-day events. When you create a new all-day event or edit an existing event, you can ask Google to notify you X days before the event at HH:MM.

You can also set a default notification time in the settings. "Event notifications tell you about an all-day event at a specified time some number of days before it begins. For example, if you'd like to be alerted about an all-day event at 9 am the day before it occurs, you'd set a notification," informs Google.

Eric Ward, a reader of this blog, noticed this new feature and he says that he's "glad to see this feature because previously the reminder was by default at 4:50 pm on the day before the event with no ability to set the time." Google Calendar's help center hasn't been updated and it still informs users that "reminders for All Day events are based on 5:00 pm the day before the event (according to your current time zone). So, if you choose to receive your reminder 10 minutes before your All Day event on August 24th, you'll be reminded on August 23rd at 4:50 pm".

{ Thanks, Eric Ward. }


  1. Is there a way to delete the notification? We don't need it?

  2. Yes. All the way to the right of the "All day notifications" item is a "remove" link.

    Hope this helps! :)

  3. Ric,

    Google has changed something recently in the Google Calendar default settings. All "Shared" calendar events are now being dumped into the "All Day Events" header even when specific event times are listed.

    Previously, shared calendar events were displayed correctly and "merged" into the correctly hourly time slots.

    How do we fix this?


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