Make your calendar public

Google Apps users: Administrators may restrict the sharing settings for calendars on your domain. If you find that the sharing options here aren't available to you, please contact your domain administrator for assistance.

With Google Calendar you can control who can see your calendars and events. When you make your calendar public, the events on that calendar are public, which means that people can search for it and find it in a variety of ways, including via Google Web search.

Share your calendar with everyone

To share your calendar with everybody, just follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Calendar on a computer.
  2. On the left, find My Calendars. You may need to click to expand it.
  3. Find the calendar you want to share and click the arrow next to it.
    Menu on hover over calendar name
  4. Select Make this calendar public.
  5. If you don't want others to view the details of your events, select See only free/busy (hide details).
  6. Click Save.

To make sure others know about your public calendar, check out how you can spread the word via Google Calendar.

Control who can see individual events

By default, when you add an event to a public calendar, the event will be public. But you can change your visibility settings for an individual event to make it private. Learn more about visibility settings.

Stop sharing publicly

  1. Open Google Calendar on a computer.
  2. On the left, find My Calendars. You may need to click to expand it.
  3. Find the calendar you don't want to share with the public anymore and click the arrow next to it.
    Menu on hover over calendar name
  4. Select Share this calendar.
  5. Make sure the box for Make this calendar public is not checked.
Changes in sharing permissions will generally take effect within a few minutes but, in some cases it may take up to 24 hours.
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