Delegate calendar access
With Google Calendar, you can give another user access to your calendar, including the ability to schedule and edit events. For example, a manager might want to grant calendar access an administrative assistant.
The administrative assistant is a delegate. And a delegated Google Calendar is a shared calendar with certain edit rights for the delegate.
What a delegate can and can't do
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Delegate your calendar
- Sign in to your calendar at http://calendar.google.com/a/your_domain.com.
- In the left column under My calendars, point to the calendar that you want to create a delegate for and click More .
- Select Setting and sharing.
- In the Share with specific people box, click Add People.
- Enter the email address of the person that you want to delegate your calendar to.
- To the right of the Permissions box, click the Down arrow .
- Select Make changes and manage sharing.
- Click Send.
Create an event in your calendar
After you delegate your calendar, your delegate can sign in to their calendar and manage it. For example, your delegate can follow these steps to create an event on your calendar:
- Open Google Calendar.
- Verify that the delegated calendar shows up in the delegate's My Calendars list.
- By the delegated calendar, click the Down arrow .
- Select Create a new event on this calendar.
How events and notifications work
Suppose a user named Carol delegates her calendar to her administrative assistant named Jim and Jim creates an event on Carol's calendar.
The event shows up on Carol's calendar as Created by: Jim. Invitations to the event come from Carol. On the invitation, Carol is listed as the organizer and Jim the creator.
In Gmail, when Jim is added to Carol's calendar with sharing permissions set to Make changes and manage sharing or Make changes to events, notifications appear in the delegate's sent items and in their inbox.