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Disable Google+ Calendar Events Invite Notifications

During the Google I/O event last week, Google announced a new feature called Events. By default, it will post messages on your calendar for all events you’re invited to. Here’s how to turn this annoying feature off.

After this feature was turned on, a lot of users found their Google Calendar’s to be cluttered up with several Event Invitations. If you don’t need to see all of these Event invite notifications — disable it.

Events Message Window

Open your Google Calendar and click the Options (gear) menu and select Settings.

Settings

Scroll down to Automatically Add Invitations to My Calendar and select No, Only Show Invitations to Which I Have Responded.

Turn Off

Another thing to keep in mind when creating Events, use “Event Etiquette”. Unless you want to announce an event to all of your circles, use the option to invite individuals.

Browes People

Then find the specific people you want to invite.

Find Individuals

I’m not sure why Google thinks everyone would want their Calendar cluttered up with Event invitations. There’s enough noise out there already with Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. At least you can change the setting and keep your Google Calendar clean.

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2 Responses to Disable Google+ Calendar Events Invite Notifications

  1. Steve Krause July 2, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    Ahhh soo much better. This was driving me crazy. Great tip.

  2. Antonia May 5, 2015 at 9:38 am #

    Thank you for this! Do you know if there’s any way to turn event invites off in the actual Google+ feed? I’ve got some really offensive ones showing up, and I can’t seem to turn off the notification, or even close the window that shows them. It’s a pain, especially when my kids are reading over my shoulder.

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