Can you color code appointments on one single Google calendar?

Someone recently asked me this question and I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t know this was something you could do! Sure enough you can change the color of different appointments within a single Google calendar. 

You can view all of your Google calendars overlaid against each other in one screen or on the same phone app, but there’s a good chance that you didn’t know you could change the colors of appointments that are on the same Google calendar.

I mean, seriously. How could this feature sneak past my line of x-ray tech vision? It’s easy enough to have different calendars where each has its own color, but to be able to change the colors of different appointments that are on the same calendar is so cool!

Google calendar is absolutely phenomenal when you take advantage of sweet little golden features like this.  Let’s get into how you can change your Google calendar appointment colors so you can coordinate your calendar like an ultra organized powerhouse.

Take a look at the step-by-step tutorial at timestamp 0:55.

Here’s how you’ll do it!

Simply go into your calendar and right click on an existing appointment or create a new one. Once you’ve right clicked on an appointment, you can quickly and easily choose a color that stands out to you.

That’s right. It’s that easy! It works for recurring appointments too!!

Let’s say you have a recurring appointment for your gym workouts every morning. When you right click and change the color, Google will ask if you want to edit the current event (the one you right clicked on) or all events.

If you choose all events, Google will change the color of your recurring gym appointment so that they’ll all be the new color you’ve chosen. When you go to your calendar for a quick glance at what you have coming up for the week, you’ll see your gym appointment standing out in your shiny new color choice.

So there you have it. You can color coordinate your appointments without creating separate calendars within your Google calendar account. 

It’s a surefire way to be ultra-organized and have the ability to know what something is on your calendar at a glance. Not just to make your calendar look pretty of course, but to make appointments faster for you to see and understand more easily.

You can even color coordinate scheduled client work and different types of client calls so you know what type of calls they are at a glance.

Will you color coordinate your calendar? Or have your Virtual Assistant tackle it in his or her downtime? How many calendars can you consolidate into one now that you know about this feature? Tell me in the comments.

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