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Add Alternative Calendars to Windows 10 Calendar

How to Add Alternative Calendars to Windows 10 Calendar

Windows 10 has a Calendar app pre-installed out of the box. It is available in the Start menu. Occasionally, it receives updates from the Microsoft Store. It is useful for those who need just a basic calendar app for storing important events, appointments, holidays etc. In addition to your default calendar, you can configure the app to show an extra calendar.

Mail and Calendar for Windows 10 are new apps from Microsoft to help you stay up-to-date on your email, manage your schedule, and stay in touch with people you care about the most. Designed for both work and home, these apps help you communicate quickly and focus on what’s important across all your accounts. It supports Office 365, Exchange,, Gmail, Yahoo! and other popular accounts. Also, you can make Windows 10 Calendar show national holidays.

Windows 10 Calendar supports the following views:

  • Day view: The day view shows a single day by default. If you click the down arrow next to Day, you can choose to view 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 days at once.
  • Work week: The work week view shows you the days you've defined as work days.
  • Week: The week view shows you seven days, starting on the day you've chosen in settings as your first day of the week.
  • Month: The month view shows you a calendar month by default. If you scroll down, you can view five weeks at a time.
  • Year: The year view shows you an entire calendar year at a glance. You can't view appointments or events in Year view.

Here is how you add extra calendars to the Calendar app in Windows 10.

To Add Alternative Calendars to Windows 10 Calendar,

  1. Launch the Calendar app from the Start menu.
  2. Click on the Settings icon in the left pane (the button with the gear icon).
  3. In Settings, click on Calendar Settings.
  4. Under Alternative calendars, turn on (check) the option Enable.
  5. In the first drop down list, select the language for the extra calendar you want to add.
  6. In the second drop down list, select one of the available calendars.
  7. Now you can close the Calendar settings.

You are done!

Note: While Mail and Calendar for Windows 10 supports Outlook, Exchange, and Office 365 accounts, they are separate applications from Outlook or

You can find the Mail and Calendar app on Microsoft Store.

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