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Respond to event invitations

You can RSVP to calendar invitations to let people know if you're going to an event. When people invite you to an event using Google Calendar, the event will automatically appear on your calendar.

How to RSVP

  1. Open the invitation email, or the event that was added to your calendar.
  2. In the Going? section, click Yes, No, or Maybe.

Change your response

  1. Select the event on your calendar.
  2. Click the Add a note or change your response link at the top of the page under "Save."
  3. In the Going? section, click Yes, No, or Maybe.

Forwarding invitations

Instead of forwarding, guests should be invited to the event using Google Calendar. Learn how to invite guests to your event.

Important: You should not forward calendar invitation emails to other people or respond to invitations that were forwarded to you. If you forward an invitation, the recipient could change your RSVP response.

Allow forwarding from your alternate address

You can respond to events forwarded from your alternate email address. You'll only see these settings if you have an alternate address. 

Note: This option isn't available if you use Google Calendar through your work, school, or other organization.

  1. Open Google Calendar on a computer.
  2. In the top right, click the Settings icon Settings > Settings.
  3. At the top, click Calendars
  4. Find your main calendar listed at the top and click Edit notifications on the right.
  5. At the bottom, find the Alternate email address section.
  6. Check the box for "Allow me to respond to event invitations forwarded from these addresses."

After you turn on this setting, you can use your Google Account to respond to event invitations forwarded from your alternate email address. Event responses will display as coming from your Google Account, not the alternate email address which was originally invited to the event.


Choose whether to automatically add invitations or hide events you've declined.

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