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How to Set Up and Use Default Event Duration

When you create a new event, you can set the duration of the event (the amount of time the event covers from beginning to end). You can also set and adjust the default event duration for your Teamup calendar. The default event duration will automatically determine the length of time for any new event created.

You can manually adjust the event duration for any event, as well.

Note that setting the default event duration can only be done when accessing your Teamup calendar in a browser.

Adjust default event duration in settings

If you choose the Automatic setting, the default event duration will follow the setting for your calendar resolution.

There are two ways to set the default event duration. The first requires administrator access:

  1. Go to Settings > Date and Time.
  2. Scroll to the Default Event Duration.
  3. Choose the timing you want.

When you click anywhere on the hour grid to create a new event, the event duration will be preset to the default event duration you chose in Settings:

Adjust default event duration in the calendar menu

The second way to set the default event duration is available for any calendar user:

  1. Click the blue menu button in the top right.
  2. Click on Calendar Resolution.
  3. Choose the time resolution, from 5 minutes to 180 minutes.
  4. For the duration of that browser session, the time resolution and default event duration will adjust to your setting.

Note that when you start a new browser session, the default event duration will revert to what has been set by the calendar administrator. 

Adjust event duration manually

No matter what the default event duration, you can always adjust the event duration manually:

  • in the event editor, by entering the beginning and/or ending time of the event.
  • in calendar views with a time grid, you can also set the event duration by clicking and dragging.

Default event duration vs. calendar resolution

  • The default event duration as determined in Settings is stored on the server,  which presets the event duration when any calendar user with Modify permission clicks on the time grid to create a new event. 
  • The calendar resolution is a client value; as such, it is only applied to an individual browser session, which impacts the display of the calendar and presets the event duration for that browser session.

Pro Tips

  • Change event duration in the event editor: Simply select from the dropdown list or enter any minute as you wish, e.g. start at 10:10 and end at 10:30.
  • Use drag-and-click as an alternative to preset the event duration when creating a new event: Choose a suitable calendar resolution, then click and drag over the time grid to select the duration as needed. See more about calendar resolution.


Updated on March 21, 2022