Why has Google Calendar discontinued Quick Add

New Google Calendar (2017) Quick Add

In the old Google Calendar, I could create a new event by clicking on a day and typing both the description and the time into a field like "Dr. Appointment 10-11am" according to the time. This function is called Quick Add.

This does not work in the new Google Calendar interface (2017). Now, if I type the same thing, the entire string "Dr. Appointment 10-11 AM" is added to the description, and it becomes an "all day" event.

Is there still a way to do this or did Google remove the quick add feature?


  1. Click on that date (at the top of the column that has "All Day" events) for the specific date that you want to add an event.
  2. Enter the time period and the name of the event (e.g. 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (work) or 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (work )).
  3. click on to save

I tried again today and it worked! Apparently, Google heard our screams.

For example, if you click a day and type "something at 5:00 pm", Google Calendar will now create an event named "something" at 5:00 pm as it used to.

If you type it ahead of the time as "10 AM Dr. Appointment" it will still work, but only for an hour. It doesn't seem possible to get a specific amount of time to work or discover the location by using "at" or "@", which also worked earlier.

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