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How to Share Google Calendar on Android in Easy Steps

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How to Share Google Calendar on Android in Easy Steps

Google Calendar has advanced functionality, an incredible interface, and the ability to integrate with other Google services. Another surprising feature is the ability to share the calendar. It lets you sync your calendar with your friends or colleagues to work together when planning dates and keeping track of upcoming events. Moreover, sharing your Google calendar gives others access to your schedule and availability. Let’s dive in and look at how you can share your Google calendar on your Android device. 

Method 1: Sharing Google Calendar with Specific People

You must use a browser such as Chrome to share your Google Calendar on your Android phone. Although you may have the Google Calendar app, the app does not support Calendar sharing. You can only share specific events through the app. 

Let’s learn how you can share your calendar with only a few people (only those with the link to the calendar can view your data) and not the public.

Step 1: Open Google Calendar

Launch your preferred browser, and under the browser menu, select desktop mode. Next, type calendar.google.com on the search bar and hit the search icon. If your account is registered on this device, it opens directly to your Google calendar. Otherwise, enter your Google account login details to proceed. 

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Open your Google Calendar in a web browser. Remember to choose desktop mode if you are using a mobile browser.

Step 2: Open Your List of Calendars

Locate “my calendars” option on the left sidebar menu and click the arrow next to it to open your calendars. 

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“My calendars” is located under the miniature of this month’s calendar on the left sidebar.

Step 3: Go to Settings 

Open the calendar menu by clicking on the three lines to the right of the calendar’s name. On the pop-up, click settings and sharing.

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Click on the three lines next to the calendar you want to share to open the settings for that calendar.

Step 4: Add People to Share Your Calendar With

Scroll to share with specific people and select add people to open fields for adding people.

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Click on “+ Add people and groups” to choose who you want to share with.

Step 5: Send an Invite

Type in the email address of the calendar recipient and send an invite by clicking send. You can enter multiple email addresses to share the calendar with more than one person. After hitting send, the people you invited will receive an email request to accept to share your calendar. If they accept the request, they now have access to your calendar. 

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Carefully type the person you want share your Google calendar with’s name or email address. You can share with more than one person at a time.

Method 2: Sharing Your Google Calendar with the Public

Sharing your Google Calendar with the public means your calendar is viewable to everyone on the web. It’s mainly used by businesses, especially those that need to share their schedules with clients and customers. If you choose to share your calendar publicly, ensure that your calendar doesn’t have sensitive information. Here is how to share your Google Calendar with everyone. 

Step 1: Go to Google Calendar Settings 

Search calendar.google.com on your Android device browser and go to the calendar you want to share publicly. Hover over the calendar to get three dots to the right of the name. Click on the dots, then select settings and sharing. 

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Click in the three dots to the right of the calendar you want to share, then choose “Settings and sharing” from the menu that appears.

Step 2: Make the Calendar Available to the Public

Go to Access permissions for events and tick the box next to “Make available to public”, then click OK.

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If you are OK with everyone being able to see the information on this calendar, click OK on the warning that pops up.

Tick the “Make available to public” section to “get shareable link”. You can then send the link to all you intend to share the calendar with. 

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Click on “Get shareable link” to get a link you can use to start sharing your calendar with people you know immediately.

Method 3: Sharing Specific Events through the Google Calendar App

As mentioned, your Google Calendar app can only share specific events, not the entire calendar. Here are the steps for sharing events on Google. 

Step 1: Open the Google Calendar App 

Look through the list of apps on your Android phone or tablet and identify the Google Calendar app. You can get the app from the Play Store if you don’t have it on your device. 

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Open the Google Calendar on your phone. Search for it with the search bar if you can’t find it.

Step 2: Go to the Event You Want to Share

Locate the event to share by scrolling until you get to the event date. If you have not created an event, click the plus sign at the bottom right of the screen.  

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Tap the “+” sign at the bottom right of the screen if you still need to add the event you want to share.

Step 3: Open the Edit Field

Tap on the pencil icon at the top of the screen to open fields where you can enter the names or email addresses of the people to share the event with. 

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The pencil icon at the top right (next to the three dots) will let you edit the event.

Step 4: Add the People to Share Events With

On the edit fields, scroll down to add people. Enter the names of the people to share with and hit done. After sharing the events, the other person receives an invite to the event through their email. However, the recipient cannot access the rest of your calendar if you only shared a single event. 

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Carefully type the people you want to share your event with’s names or email addresses into the “Add people” field.

Check out this informative video tutorial that walks you through the simple steps of sharing your Google Calendar with others. Whether it’s for work, family, or social events, mastering this feature has never been easier. Watch the video now to become a pro at coordinating your plans effortlessly!

Google Calendar Access Permissions

You can adjust the calendar permissions regardless of how you share your Google Calendar. This way, you change the rights of the person you shared the calendar with. Besides, your permissions determine how you expect the recipient to use the calendar. Here is an overview of what each permission allows somebody to do to guide you on which one to use. 

See All Event Details

This permission allows viewers to get all details about your upcoming events. Additionally, they can subscribe to email alerts to get notified when you create new events. 

See Only Free/Busy (Hide Details)

The viewer only sees whether you are occupied on a specific date but cannot see other details about the event. The details are hidden even if you have updated them on your end. 

Make Changes to Events

It allows the viewer to edit the events on your calendar. These changes include adding, editing, or even deleting events. 

Make Changes and Manage Sharing

The viewer has access to all details in the calendar, as well as permission to make changes. They also have permission to share the calendar with others and grant them access permissions.

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On the “Access permissions for events” page, you can set what everyone you have shared your calendar with can see and do in your calendar.

Unsharing Google Calendar

If your Google Calendar has already served its purpose for sharing or you shared it with somebody by mistake, it is possible to unshare it on Android. Here are the steps you follow. 

Step 1: Open Your Google Calendar 

Launch your browser and search calender.google.com in the desktop version to open your Google calendar.

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“My calendars” is located under the miniature of this month’s calendar on the left sidebar.

Step 2: Open “Settings and Sharing” for the Calendar You Want to Unshare

Hover on the calendar you intend to unshare until you see the three dots to the right of the calendar name. Click on these dots to open a menu. Tap on “Settings and sharing”. 

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Click on the three lines next to the calendar you want to share to open the settings for that calendar.

Step 3: Unshare Your Calendar

Click the “X” icon against the name of the person you want to unshare the calendar. If you have shared the calendar with the public, uncheck the “Make available to the public” box. 

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You can remove access permission to your calendar from specific individuals or from everyone all at once.

Conclusion 

Scheduling appointments and events and reminding the people concerned about them becomes a walk in the park when using Google Calendar. Luckily, your Android device is well-equipped to help you share your calendar in a few steps. Hopefully, we fulfilled our promise to enlighten you on sharing your Google Calendar, and you can now comfortably do so on your Android. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can the people you shared your Google Calendar with edit your events?

The people you shared your Google Calendar with can edit your events if you have granted them the make changes to events or make changes and manage sharing permissions. Those with the see-only free/busy and see-all event details permissions cannot edit your events.

How can I make a shared Google Calendar editable?

To make a Google Calendar editable, select “Make changes to event permission” next to the names of the people you want to share your calendar with. You can also grant “make changes” and “manage sharing” permission to enable them to share the calendar with others.

Do I get notified if someone makes changes to my Google Calendar?

Yes, you get notified when someone edits your Google Calendar. Nevertheless, Google Calendar notifications are turned off by default. To turn this feature on, go to Google Calendar settings and turn on Google Calendar notifications.

Can you see more than one time zone on your Google Calendar?

You can see more than one time zone on your Google Calendar. To do this, go to Settings, then “Your current time zone”. Go to the Additional time zone list and select another time zone.

Is it safe to share my Google Calendar publicly?

Sharing your Google Calendar publicly is risky if you provide too much information that fraudsters and hackers could use. If you are sharing your Google Calendar publicly, ensure that the information in the calendar cannot be used against you.

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