Set Some Goals with Google

By Melanie Hedgespeth Ι July 15, 2016

A new goals feature has been added to Google Calendar. This feature allows you to set a goal, then Google Calendar schedules it for you when you have time. If something else comes up, it will adjust and reset the goal into an open time slot on your calendar. Goal sessions can be set for a specific time such as 15 minutes, 45 minutes, an hour or whatever time frame you want.  You can also set the time of day you prefer to work on your goal – morning, afternoon or evening.

Goal sessions can be set for a specific time such as 15 minutes, 45 minutes, an hour or whatever time frame you want. You can also set the time of day you prefer to work on your goal – morning, afternoon or evening.Goals can only be created with the Google Calendar app on your smart device.  This means you can set your goals on your smartphone or tablet, however, you can still view the goal and work with it on your desktop or laptop.

Goals can only be created with the Google Calendar app on your smart device. This means you can set your goals on your smartphone or tablet, however, you can still view the goal and work with it on your desktop or laptop.

How To Set Your Goals in the Google Calendar App
  1. Add buttonOpen the Google Calendar app and tap create.
  2. Tap Goal.Tap Goal
  3. Choose the type of goal you want to set. Your options are Exercise, Skill Building, Family & Friends, Me Time and Organize My Life.Choose goal type
  4. Set specificsIn the next few steps, you will set specifics for your goal. For exercise, one option is “How often?”.
  5. On the last step, you will see the schedule for your goal. Tap the checkmark, and Google sets everything up in your calendar.Tap the checkmark

Done! Here’s what the goal looks could like on your calendar.

Calendar screenshot