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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 3: Get a Sharing Link
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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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