When you subscribe to a calendar in Google Calendar you can globally set default reminders for the particular feed in settings. But I find that I can't change those reminder settings for individual events in the feed. I keep getting "failed to save changes" (or something like that).

Is this just not possible in Google Calendar?

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    It doesn't look like you can change the reminder for individual events.
    – ale
    Commented Jan 25, 2013 at 13:53
  • I didn't know you could set a global reminder for a calendar. This question itself solved my issue :) However, it's quite awkward to be presented with the individual notification setting for an event but receiving that error. I got that as well o.O Commented Oct 2, 2015 at 3:11

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You could copy an individual event to one of your calendars and set the event reminder on that. If it clutters your calendar too much, you might create a special calendar ("Reminders") just for that that you don't display with your other calendars.

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    Thanks. I've used your suggestion. A bit cumbersome, but it works.
    – user33541
    Commented Jan 25, 2013 at 16:51

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