Add someone else's Google calendar

You can view someone else's calendar if they've shared it with you. You can also request access if they haven't shared their calendar with you yet.

Ways to add someone else's calendar

Add using an email address

Ask to see a calendar

  1. On a computer, open Google Calendar. You can only edit Google Calendar sharing settings from a computer, not the mobile app.
  2. On the left side, find Other calendars.
  3. In the Add a friend's calendar or Add a coworker's calendar box, enter the other person's email address.
  4. Click Enter.
  5. Depending on how their calendar is shared, one of the following will happen:
    • If the calendar isn't shared with you, you'll see a form to request access.
    • If the calendar is already shared with you, their calendar will be added on the left side under "Other calendars."
    • If the other person doesn't have a Google Calendar, you'll see the option to invite them to use Google Calendar.

Approval by the other person

If their calendar isn't shared with you, the other person will get an email requesting access. 

To accept your request, the other person should:

  1. Open the email you sent requesting access on a computer. 
  2. Click the link in the email.
  3. In the Settings page that opens, choose a permission setting and select Add Person.
  4. Click Save.

After the other person has accepted your request, their calendar will appear on the left side under "Other calendars." If you don't see it, try refreshing the page.

Add using a link

You can only add a calendar using a link if the other person's calendar is public.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left side, find "Other calendars" and click the down arrow .
  3. Select Add by URL.
  4. Enter the calendar's address in the field provided. The address needs to be an ICAL link.
  5. Click Add calendar. The calendar will appear on the left side under "Other calendars."

Note: It might take up to 12 hours for changes to show in your Google Calendar.

Hide someone else's calendar

Computer
  1. On a computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left side, find the Other calendars section. 
  3. Click the name of the other person's calendar to hide it.

You can tell if the calendar is hidden if the square next to it is an outline .

Android
  1. Open the Google Calendar app .
  2. In the top left, touch Menu .
  3. Touch the name of the other person's calendar to hide it.

You can tell if the calendar is hidden if the square next to it is an outline .

iPhone
  1. On your iPhone, open the Google Calendar app .
  2. In the top left, touch Menu .
  3. Touch the name of the other person's calendar.

You can tell if the calendar is hidden if the square next to it is an outline .

Tip: If you don't need to see to this calendar anymore, you can also unsubscribe.

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