Copy calendar events using Google Calendar Android?

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Copy calendar events using Google Calendar Android

Has anyone found a workaround to copying events in the Google Android Calendar? I know there are other calendars that can do this but overall I prefer the Google Calendar. When I make an appointment on my personal calendar I like to copy it to my work calendar so I don't get meetings scheduled at that time.
 

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Re: Copy calendar events using Google Calendar Android

I've been hoping Google adds this feature to Calendar on any platform, but it just seems like they never will. I'd be interested as well to see if anyone has any ideas.
 

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Even the desktop version only works with Google Calendar events as it doesn't show Exchange events. But at least you can copy Google Calendar events to Google Calendar events on the desktop.
 

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But at least you can copy Google Calendar events to Google Calendar events on the desktop.

How do you do that? On my Chromebook, I can only find an option to copy an event from one of my non-primary calendars to my primary calendar. But what I want to do is select an event, then paste it in multiple days in any of my calendars, not just my primary calendar.
 

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How do you do that? On my Chromebook, I can only find an option to copy an event from one of my non-primary calendars to my primary calendar. But what I want to do is select an event, then paste it in multiple days in any of my calendars, not just my primary calendar.
Maybe I didn't explain correctly. When I said "copy Google Calendar events to Google Calendar" I meant to the same calendar.
 

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That would be helpful for me as well. Looking deeper, I can see that if I go to the Edit screen for an event on desktop Google Calendar, there are options to Duplicate the event, or copy it to any of my calendars, so I guess the function is there. But what I keep hoping for is an easy way to grab an event in the month view and drag it to other days in order to create duplicates quickly. I haven't found a way to do that.
 

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That would be helpful for me as well. Looking deeper, I can see that if I go to the Edit screen for an event on desktop Google Calendar, there are options to Duplicate the event, or copy it to any of my calendars, so I guess the function is there. But what I keep hoping for is an easy way to grab an event in the month view and drag it to other days in order to create duplicates quickly. I haven't found a way to do that.
Hold Cntrl Key and just drag where you want the event. It will copy instead of move assuming you're using Windows.
 

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No go on the Chromebook, but will see how that works on my Windows desktop later. Thanks for the tip!
 

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I haven't tried on my Chromebook yet. I'll have to check it when I get a chance.

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Re: Copy calendar events using Google Calendar Android

I know you said that you do not want to use a different calendar app, but maybe you should reconsider. I use Business Calendar on my phone. It pulls in my Google calendars. It also very easily allows for copying an event in Google calendar into a different Google calendar. Maybe reconsider and check it out?
 

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Just figured this out today. From a windows PC using the web browser to view your google calendar, Go to the event you want to copy. Select edit event. Then Select "more actions" in a drop down menu. Select duplicate event, and then place the copied event wherever you want (I just needed to put in a different date). This kept my original event, and made a new one where I wanted it to go.
Hope this helps.
Dan :)
 

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Excuse me if I am not understanding what you mean, but if you turn on all your calendars to view in the app/use the "all" tab (depending on what app you're using), you can see that your work calendar has an appointment so that you won't schedule one in your personal or any other calendar. It will also tell/show you if any events overlap. I have a bunch of different calendars to categorize the types of events, including personal, business, my dog (vet and grooming), medical, etc. and each has its own color so I can easily tell what's what. I have them all on so I can see every event from every calendar. If you really want duplicate events, I guess you could invite yourself to them and put the invites on the other calendar?
 

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