Google calendar tips: how to set up a year view


Sometimes you need to take a broader look at your calendar and see at what day of the week the conference will take place in a couple of months or how many holidays you will have before the Christmas Eve so as to plan the holiday trip. And in this case the year view of your Google Calendar may be useful. See the instructions below how to activate this feature and also how to back up google Calendar so as not to lose the information about your future and past events.

Open your GCalendar. By default you can only get the view of 1 day, 1 week or 1 month.


You can also switch the months at the left-hand pane which is quite convenient when you need to take a look of 1 month ahead or behind and which is really disturbing when you need to look farther into the history.


To activate the yearly view go to Settings – Labs.


Scroll down a little bit and find the “year view” function. Enable it and save the changes.


Now if you return to your Google Calendar you will see the Year view at the right-hand pane. You can select the year you need and click OK.


Note that you can select any year starting from the year #1 AD. You can find on which day of the week your favourite actors or poets were born, for example.

How to back up google calendar

Whichever data you keep in your Google Calendar –  colleagues’ birthdays or important meetings – you should always pay attention to your cloud data security. The best way to protect your cloud data is to regularly backup Google Calendar with applications like Upsafe.