Respond to event invitations

When people invite you to an event with Google Calendar, you can automatically find the event on your calendar. To let people know if you go to an event, you can RSVP to calendar invitations. You can also add a note or suggest a different time for an event. When your email account receives the invite, Google Calendar adds the event to your primary calendar.

RSVP to an invite

  1. Open the invitation email, or the event that was added to your calendar.
  2. Next to "Going?," click an option:
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
    • Yes, in a meeting room
    • Yes, joining virtually

If you're new to iPhone, view how to respond to event invitations with this step-by-step guide.

Change your response

  1. On your calendar, tap the event.
  2. Next to "Going?," tap an option:
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
    • Yes, in a meeting room
    • Yes, joining virtually

Propose a new time

As an attendee:

  1. On your calendar, tap the event.
  2. Next to "Maybe," tap Down arrow Down arrow and then Propose a new time.
  3. Select a different time or day.
    Tip: You can also add a message to your proposed time.
  4. Tap Send Send .
  5. Confirm your RSVP.

Tip: You find a "Time proposal sent to organizer" banner. Your organizer may or may not accept your suggestion.

As an organizer:

  1. On your calendar, ​tap an event with a clock icon.
  2. Under "Guests," tap the proposal you want to review.
  3. To change the event to the proposed time, tap Done Done .
  4. Tap Save.

Details about proposing a new time

  • Proposals are turned off for large events with more than 200 guests and all-day events. Learn more about large events.
  • All guests can propose a new time. Organizers can’t propose a new time.
  • On a computer, in Google Calendar settings, if organizers turn on “Event responses,” they receive email notifications for proposals.

Forward calendar invites

Important: If you forward an invitation, the recipient might be able to see updated meeting details and could change your RSVP response at any time.

If you have permission to add guests to an event, you can forward the invite to new guests by email. When new guests respond to the invite, they’ll be added to the guest list. They’ll also be able to invite others.

If you don’t want guests to be able to invite others, edit your event, tap the guests, and turn off “Guests can add others.”

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