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Change the privacy settings for your event

If you share your calendar, your events have the same privacy settings as your calendar. If you want, you can change what others can see about certain events.

Change the privacy settings for an event

If your calendar isn't shared with anyone, you might not see these settings.

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. Open the event you want to update.
  3. Next to "Visibility," choose the privacy setting for the event.
  4. Click Save.

Change the privacy settings for an entire calendar

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar
  2. On the left, find "My calendars." If you need to expand it, click it.
  3. Next to the calendar you want to change, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and then Share this calendar
  4. Choose the privacy setting for the calendar. 
  5. Click Save.

Privacy settings

Choose how your calendar is shared to learn more about what event settings are available.

My calendar isn't shared with anyone

Your calendar isn't shared with anyone, so your events aren't either.

No matter which settings you choose for your event, the event will only be seen by you.

I've only shared my calendar with specific people

When you share your calendar with people, you have the option to let them:

  • See only free/busy
  • See all event details
  • Make changes to events
  • Make changes to events and manage sharing

Depending on which of these options you've chosen, the people you've shared your calendar with may see different amounts of information about your events.

See only free/busy

  • Default: Events show as "busy."
  • Public: People you've shared your calendar with can see all event details.
  • Private: Events show as "busy."

See all event details

  • Default: People you've shared your calendar with can see all event details.
  • Public: People you've shared your calendar with can see all event details.
  • Private: Events show as "busy."

Make changes to events OR Make changes to events and manage sharing

For the default, public, and private settings, people you've shared your calendar with can see and change any event details.

I made my calendar public & people can see only free/busy
  • Default: Events show as "busy."
  • Public: Anyone can see all event details.
  • Private: Events show as "busy."
I made my calendar public & people can see all event details
  • Default: Anyone can see all event details.
  • Public: Anyone can see all event details.
  • Private: Events show as "busy."

Events from Gmail

Only you can see the events that are automatically added to your calendar from Gmail, even if you've shared your calendar with someone.

If you want others to see an event, follow the instructions above to change the privacy settings for the event.

Learn more about events from Gmail.

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