How to Turn Off New Look in Google Calendar

Google Calendar has just rolled out the new interface and have given a facelift to their classic old look. Just like all the other Google apps and services getting an interface update, Calendar is no different. The concept behind the new look is the same: focus, elasticity, effortlessness.

The changes don’t stop here. According to Google, this is just the first in the series of changes they will be making in their products.

How to Turn Off New Look in Google Calendar

If you’re having problems with the new look in Google Calendar, and would like to go back to the old classic look, read the simple steps below.

In Google Calendar, click on the gear icon (top right corner) and choose “Use the classic look”. This will change your interface back to the old classic look of Google Calendar. Do the same if you want to turn on the new look again.

Here is a quick summary by Google of what has been changed in the new Google Calendar look.

  • The Quick add function is now under the down arrow next to the Createbutton
  • Calendars selected for viewing in your My calendars and Other calendars lists will no longer display with a colored background; instead, only the arrows next to them will be colored.
  • The Print and Refresh buttons are now icons rather than text links. The Print button shows a printer, and the Refresh icon is a circular arrow.
  • Visual indicator icons (alarm clock icon for events with reminders, person icon for events with guests, etc.) will only show when the event is hovered over.
  • The My calendars and Other calendars lists on the left are now collapsed by default and may be expanded using the small gray arrow. Once expanded, they will remain expanded on refresh or open.
  • The mini month view calendar under the Create button is collapsible using the small gray arrow.
  • The Save and Discard buttons and Back to calendar link are only available at the top of the event page, not the bottom.
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