When I click an event it shows me the title and times and attendees, but it does not show the event description. Is there a way to see that description without opening the event details?

  • within the original gcal-interface?
    – akira
    Commented Jul 1, 2010 at 8:47
  • What about an extension capable to show the description?
    – slybloty
    Commented Dec 24, 2015 at 18:04
  • It is now possible. Please see this answer Commented Nov 26, 2021 at 22:16

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No, currently there is no way to see the event description without editing the event (and there are no Labs features which allow this).

[CW so that when this changes, someone can just change my answer]

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    It's been 6 years, WHY IS NOBODY FUNDING THIS
    – Blundell
    Commented Jun 28, 2016 at 13:29
  • @Blundell because like many google products, google don't care. Just be glad google calendar hasn't been retired like google reader! Commented Aug 1, 2017 at 15:14
  • It is now possible. Please see this answer Commented Nov 26, 2021 at 22:19

I found this promising but partial solution:

It seems to only show descriptions in Agenda and Search view, not the way I'd really love it - in the big empty space of event bodies in week view. Not sure why Google doesn't make this tiny change; maybe one day it will be like "hey kids, how'bout implementing it" and the next day it will be there. But I'm worried about the latest post dates here.

  • It is now possible. Please see this answer Commented Nov 26, 2021 at 22:19
  • This is not what I'm waiting for. But yes, thanks, it's there since 2016 or something, when you click the event.
    – dkellner
    Commented Nov 28, 2021 at 22:16

Year 2021 answer.

It is now possible to see the description without opening the event details.

All you need to do is click on the event.

Event calendar description without opening the event details

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    This still doesn't answer the question. The point is to be able to see the description of several calendar items at a glance without clicking anything. WORKAROUND: Put a brief description in the location field and it will show all the time. Doesn't support newlines which is really annoying.
    – Peter P.
    Commented Sep 19, 2022 at 3:39

This isn’t really a final solution but it works you just need to copy and paste your description into the location tab and hit done it will show up on the front.

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