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How to share a Google calendar — a step by step guide

It's quick, easy, and painless to sync up your calendar with friends.
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April 30, 2022

There are many reasons why people want to share a Google calendar. Here at Android Authority, for example, we all use the same calendar to check upcoming events, see who is on vacation, etc. Families can share one calendar with all doctor appointments, trips, gatherings, and other events in one place.

You’ve come to the right place if you don’t know how to share a Google calendar. The process is so simple even your grandma could do it. It takes a few clicks and a couple of minutes of your time. Do you want to know how to share a Google calendar? You’ll find everything you need to know below.

See also: The best calendar apps for Android

QUICK ANSWER

You can share a Google calendar by accessing the Google Calendar website, and hovering your mouse over the calendar you want to share, which is in the left column under My calendars. Now click on the three-dot menu button and select Settings and sharing. Select Access permissions for events > Make available to public > Get shareable link > Copy link. Share the link with whoever you want.

How to Share a Google calendar

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First things first: you can only share your Google calendar from a computer (or web browser in desktop mode). The Android and iOS apps still don’t support this feature. It’s a bit of an oversight and something that hopefully eventually changes. For now, there’s no real way around this.

Related: How to set up and use Google Calendar the right way

To get started, visit the Google Calendar website and locate the My calendars section on the left side of the interface. Hover the mouse over the calendar you want to share, click the three-dot menu button, and select Settings and sharing.

From there, you can choose between two different sharing options. The first is allowing anyone with a link to see your calendar. This likely isn’t the best option for most people, as the calendar can also pop up when people Google your name. If that doesn’t scare you off, you can enable this by checking the Make available to public box under the Access permissions for events section. Then select Get shareable link, hit Copy link, and send it to whoever you’d like.

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The second option is the one that makes the most sense to the majority of users. It lets you share your calendar with specific people. Under the Share with specific people section, click on Add people, type in the email addresses of the people you want to share your calendar with, and define their permissions (see only, edit…).

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After that’s done, hit the send button to ship out emails to the people you’ve selected. Google will then automatically add your calendar to their accounts, which they’ll be able to access from the Other calendars section.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Visit calendar.google.com.
  2. Locate the My calendars section on the left side of the interface and hover the mouse over the calendar you want to share.
  3. Click the three-dot menu button, followed by Settings and sharing.
  4. Choose between two different sharing options: check the Make available to public box to share the calendar with everyone who has a link, or click on Add people to share it with only those you choose.
  5. If you choose the Make available to public option, select Get shareable link, hit Copy link, and send it to whoever you’d like.
  6. If you choose the Add people option, type in the email addresses of the people you want to share your calendar with, define their permissions, and hit Send.

Read next: How to use Google Drive

FAQs

Can I unshare a Google calendar?

You can always make your calendar private again by unsharing it. To do so, delete the email addresses under the Share with specific people or uncheck the Make available to public box.

Can other users edit my calendars?

Only if you shared the calendar using their email and gave them editing permissions.

Can I remove a Google calendar that was shared with me?

Yes. To unsubscribe from a Google calendar, hover your mouse over it, click on the X, and select Remove calendar.