Calendars are a helpful resource to manage your time and to ensure that tasks are completed, rather than forgotten. To get the most out of a calendar though, you need to know how to add a task to it. So, if you’re using Google Calendar, how do you add a task?
With your Google Calendar open, the first step is to ensure that your tasks are configured to display on your calendar. To check this, look at the bar on the left-hand side of the page. Ensure that the “Tasks” checkbox, under “My calendars”, is ticked. Without this setting enabled, tasks will not show up on your calendar, no matter how many you set.
The next step is to click on the day and timeslot that you want to add a task to. This means selecting the day/hour that you want to set the task for.
Tip: Don’t worry if you change your mind about when you want the task or misclick, you can change the date and time when configuring the task.
In the task creation popup box, ensure that “Task” is selected just under “Add title”. This setting defaults to “Events” and will need to be selected every time you try to create a new task.
Next, you should fill out the details of the task. Add a title and description, modify the date and time if they are wrong, and configure the tasks list that the task should be added to. Once the task is configured, click “Save” and it will show up in your Google Calendar! You can then click it again if you want to make any changes to it, or even check your details later.