How to enable Material Design for Google Calendar on the web

Google’s Calendar app on the web just got its first major redesign since 2011.

According to the search giant, the new-look Calendar is prettier and aligned with its Material Design scheme with responsive layout and other new features.

The new look for Calendar is gradually being rolled out to Google Apps users first, but you can enable it now on your personal Google Account by following the instructions provided below.

How to use Google Calendar’s Material Design

1) On your computer, visit and sign in with your account.

2) Click the button Use New Calendar in the top-right corner.

3) Choose Upgrade Now from the popup menu.

NOTE: If you cannot see this option, the new Calendar isn’t available for your account yet.

That’s it, enjoy your new Google Calendar!

For company accounts, you’ll need to ask your administrator to enable it.

According to Google, your administrator can navigate to Apps → G Suite → Calendar → New Calendar to set when they’d like users to access the new version of Google Calendar.

How to bring back the old Google Calendar

To switch back to the old design for Google Calendar on the web, do the following:

1) On your computer, visit and sign in with your account.

2) Click the Settings cog.

3) Choose the option labeled Back to classic Calendar from the menu.

About Calendar’s new look

Aside from Material Design with responsive layout that auto-adjusts to your screen size, the revamped Calendar includes new features for business users, like seeing conference room details when booking a room, adding rich formatting and hyperlinks to invites, managing multiple calendars side by side in Day view and more.

Other tidbits include the ability to see contact information of meeting participants when hovering over their names in an invite, a new way to view and restore deleted items in one place in case you accidentally delete a meeting and more accessible Day/Week/Month views with better compatibility with screen readers.

For more information, read Google’s blog post and support article.

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