I would like to be able to add recurring events and to duplicate events in the event calendar module!
We aren’t currently working on adding recurring events support to the Events web part. As a number of commentors have suggested, Group calendars do a great job with recurring events and are a great way to show them on your modern pages.
D G commented
Currently the sharepoint online calendar is designed to not allow users to create a recurring event that spans more than 24 hours. once a weeklong event is changed to recurring, it automatically changes to an all day event, and limited to a single day. Please change this to allow users to create recurring events that span weekrs or even months, to allow this calender to be used to track on call days, and other times when users would need to have recurring events that last more than a single day.
I opened up a support ticket about this issue and was advised by the Sharepoint Online support engineers that they conferred with the backend team, and they stated that this limitation was by design.
Others have encountered this issue, and have requested this feature as well.
If there was a monthly view in the group calendar then that could possibly meet the needs of all that are expressing what their needs are on this thread. Currently, it is a hassle to enter each reoccurring weekly event that spans a couple years. The capability of doing this is still in the outlook client calendar. Why was it stripped from the sharepoint calendar?
Alejandra Gutiérrez Hernández commented
Im with the rest of the people in the comments, we do NEED this. Any updates on Microsft Behalf?
Group calendars would be nice if all of my users were part of O365 groups, but... they are not. I have also experienced a lot of strange behavior with the group calendar web part where it prompts repeatedly for login or just doesn't load at all, therefore I cannot recommend it to my users. The group calendar web part and events web part are equally disliked by my users, and I suspect it will remain that way until they can have a calendar on their page that correctly handles recurring events, instead of having them last forever. Seriously, the modern calendar view displays recurring events instead as ongoing for over 5000 days (seemingly ignoring the end date/time completely). The only option we have right now is a jarring experience with a link to the classic SharePoint calendar.
Group calendars is NOT what we want. We want the for the Events widget. Please fix!!!
It's embarrassing to me that I recommended my customer use SP rather than the other option available to them and now they can't display an event for a multi-day training. It's really not acceptable that the webpart doesn't support this, or that they have to create a new event from scratch each time they offer the course.
Chris Eaton commented
This is a basic function used in every business calendar. Why is it not in MS "Office"
Alex SP commented
This is a basic functionality our customers have been used to for over a decade, they don't like things being taken away.
Nancy Skaggs commented
WE NEED THIS. The Group Calendar "solution" provided is NOT VIABLE for our users. FYI, This feature is requested on at least 3 user voice posts, for a combined vote total of 1000+ (currently). Clearly this is IN DEMAND. Please take action sooner.
Floridian SP commented
Please merge the multiple requests for recurring events to this request?
as this is an important feature that may not be getting all the votes tallied.
Tuija Virtanen commented
This feature is needed for Modern SharePoint Intranets.
https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/users/706717141-sites-product-team news on this? Your last posting is over year old?
We just migrated from SP2013 to SPO and this breaks key existing functionality. Also our tenant has not enabled the use of Groups.
Diego Rod commented
Much needed feature. Please add this.
I also need the ability to both create recurring events and to either duplicate them (keeping the image, category, etc.) or create a template. This seems like a pretty standard function. Most companies probably have events that recur. Paydays, Holidays, and Birthdays are just a few all companies have. Maybe it's time to reevaluate your stance on this feature. Thanks.
This feature is requested on at least 3 uservoices, for a combinned vote total of 1001 (currently).
1. (this UV, 513 votes night now) https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/329214-sites-and-collaboration/suggestions/20472028-recurring-events
2. (160 votes right now) https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/329214-sites-and-collaboration/suggestions/32262616-new-event-web-part-should-support-recurring-events
3. (328 votes right now) https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/330318-sharepoint-administration/suggestions/20296774-show-recurring-events-in-the-new-event-web-part
Star D. commented
For events that repeat we NEED the recurrence to avoid creating multiple events and hitting the list view threshold.
It may not have been in your plans back when "right now" = 2019, but please, reconsider your stance.
Norma B commented
Since we don't have the option to show a FULL CALENDAR view on our home page, we are forced to use the Events wp. Entering individual entries for recurring events is tedious and inefficient. Please support recurring events or give us a FULL CALENDAR view wp which does support recurring events.
Daniel Kaesmayr commented
Come on! "Not in our plans" - Please listen to customers
Sean B commented
This is a major missing feature that should be included in any basic calendar. I can't think of any other calendar/events list that does not support this. A teams calendar as suggested is not appropriate nor does it work with communication site for an Intranet.
Maybe we should all keep with our recurring comments in this thread and maybe the Product Owner may be obliged to put the customer's needs first as a good Product Owner should do rather than telling us to create a Group calendar (which does not work with Communication Sites). So much for an Events list for an intranet then..