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How to Cancel a Google Calendar Event (Easiest Way in 2024)

In this article, we will show you how to cancel a Google Calendar event for organizers and attendees. We will also cover how to cancel recurring Google Calendar events. Simply follow the process below.

How to Cancel a Google Calendar Event for Organizers

Follow the steps below to cancel a Google Calendar event that you organized.

1. Locate and Open the Event in Google Calendar

Use the search bar or manually scroll through your calendar to find the specific event you need to cancel. Once you've found it, click on the event to open a window showing the event's details.

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2. Access Editing Options for the Event

After opening the event details, click on the "Edit" button. This is usually represented by a pencil icon. This action will take you to a screen where you can modify the event's settings and details.

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3. Delete the Event and Confirm Cancellation

While in the edit mode, click on "More actions." Within these options, click on the "Delete" button.

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A confirmation pop-up, labeled "Event deleted" will appear.

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How to Cancel Event on Google Calendar for Attendees

Follow the steps below to cancel an event on Google Calendar if you are an attendee.

1. Open the Event in Google Calendar

Find the event you have been invited to and want to decline. Click on it to view the event details.

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2. Decline the Invitation

In the event details, locate and select the option to decline. This is usually marked as "No."

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3. Acknowledge the Decline Confirmation

After selecting "No," a prompt will appear confirming your response. This prompt typically reads "Responded 'No' to [name of event]."

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How to Cancel a Recurring Google Calendar Event

Follow the simple steps below to cancel recurring Google Calendar events.

1. Open the Recurring Event in Google Calendar

Find the recurring event you wish to cancel. Click on any instance of the event to view its details.

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2. Access Editing Configurations

Click on the "Edit" button in the event details.

3. Choose to Delete the Event

Select "More Actions" to see more options for managing the event. Then, click on the "Delete" option. This begins the process of canceling the recurring event.

4. Select Cancellation Scope and Confirm

Upon clicking "Delete," you'll see options: 'This event', 'This and following events', and 'All events'. Choose the desired option for cancellation. Then click "OK" to confirm your choice.

5. Send Cancellation Notifications and Confirm Deletion

A prompt asking "Would you like to send cancellation emails to Google Calendar guests?" will appear. Click "Send" to notify attendees.

After this, a confirmation message stating "Event deleted" should appear.

We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to cancel a Google Calendar event whether you are an organizer or an attendee. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on how to suggest a new time in Google Calendar or our article on how to sync Apple Calendar to Google Calendar.

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