Google has a '.new' shortcut for creating Calendar events

It allows quick event creation, even for multiple accounts.

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Mariella Moon
October 25th, 2019
In this article: gear, google, Google Calendar, internet
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Around the same time last year, Google introduced shortcuts that give you a way to create a new Doc, Sheet, Slide, Site or Form in just a few seconds. If they've been making your life easier, then you may also like Google's new shortcut for Calendar. Now, you can add new Calendar events simply by typing "cal.new" or "meeting.new" on your browser's address bar. It opens the full event edit page, which you can traditionally access by tapping the "Create" button and then "More Options." There, you can add a title for your event, its location, duration, notes and other details, as well as set notifications for it.

Here's where it gets even more useful: if you have to add events to more than one account, you can easily do so without having to switch profiles first. Just type "cal.new" or "meeting.new" and add a number at the end. Typing in "cal.new/1/," for instance, will let you create an event for the first account you're logged into, while "cal.new/2/" will save the event in your second account, and so on and so forth. As 9to5Google notes, the tech giant introduced the ability to create files in multiple accounts using shortcuts back in July. It makes sense that the latest addition has that ability from the get-go.

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