How to: Keep unaccepted events off your Google Calendar
Yesterday, Google announced that you can now invite others to Google events. The idea is that doing this will let you all share on Google+ your photos and other event details. When you set up an event, an invitation goes to all who you have invited. A side effect of this is that when you get an invitation, even if you choose to ignore it, a place holder is put onto your Google Calendar. To me, my calendar is the hard landscape for what I am going to do. I don’t need to see these thing cluttering up my calendar. Fortunately the fix is easy:
- Go to your Google Calendar and click the gear icon in the upper right and then click settings.
- Scroll way down until you come to “Automatically add invitations to my calendar”
- Select “ No, only show invitations to which I have responded”
- Click Save
The nice part is this is retroactive. So if you have a bunch of entries on there you haven’t responded to, they’ll all automatically disappear from your calendar when you set this up.