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Google Calendar update adds notification dismissal sync

An update to Google Calendar is rolling out in the Play Store today that enables a single feature, but it's an important one – notification dismissal sync across devices. First unveiled at Google I/O 2013 as a new service, the notification dismissal sync will clear calendar notifications on all of your other devices as soon as it is dismissed (by swiping or entering the app) on one device.

If the feature sounds familiar, you may recall that Google quickly added it to the Google+ app when it added a redesigned notifications system across both its apps and web. Google is doing its best to lead by example here, and we sure hope that more developers will implement this service into their own apps and keep our notification bars clean(er) — especially with increasing usage of tablets alongside phones.

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

16 Comments
  • Thank you, tired of swipin away from both my N7 n GS4
  • This is definitely great! Looking forward to receiving the update on my devices.
  • ICS+? I still keep my EVO around running CM7.2.
  • Will it delete the email reminder too? Looking forward to trying this out.
  • Is it just me or is the htc one still a great looking phone? I really hope htc makes it out of their current slump. Via Android Central App from a Galaxy Note 2
  • If you want a good looking phone then wait for the LG G2. (Including the fact that it has nothing to do with this topic) ツⓖ◎◎ⓖⓛⓔ†
  • Speaking of the notification bar. Just noticed that the clock has gone from the lockscreen. Posted via Android Central App
  • ... on 4.3 that is. Posted via Android Central App
  • And only if the widget has a clock. The time comes back if you have a widget like Google now or the music widget. Posted via Android Central App
  • In hope that includes MS exchange too! Posted via Android Central App
  • Not good. Sometimes, I need the reminder notification on my phone but not on my N7.
  • then dont enable notifications on your n7, just on your phone.
  • I really wish Google would add month-view widget while they are at it. Posted via Android Central App
  • +1
  • Speaking of notifications, is anyone else on 4.3 having trouble with app notifications that had been turned off now reappearing? Even after unticking and reticking the hide all notifications for apps like AdBlock +, Strava, etc. they still appear.
  • So my wife and I have each other's calendars synced to our phones for the sake of convenience. If she swipes away my meeting reminder on her phone, is it going to remove it from mine, too??