Respond to event invitations

When people invite you to an event using Google Calendar, the event automatically shows on your calendar. You can RSVP to calendar invitations to let people know if you're going to an event. You can also add a note or suggest a different time for an event. The event is added to the primary calendar associated with your email account that the invite was sent to.

RSVP to an invite

  1. Open the invitation email, or the event that was added to your calendar.
  2. In the "Going?" section, click Yes, No, or Maybe.
Manage your incoming invitations and notifications
  1. Open
  2. In the top right corner, click Settings Settingsand then Settings.
  3. In the top left corner, click General.
  4. Under "Event settings," click Automatically add invitations.
  5. Select an option:
    • Yes
    • Yes, but don't send event notifications unless I have responded "Yes" or "Maybe"
    • No, only show invitations to which I have responded

If you select "No," you won't find an event on your calendar unless you've responded "Yes" to it. If you've shared your calendar with others, they'll still be able to find all the events even if you haven't responded yet.

Tip: If you have email notifications disabled, but select "Yes, but don't send event notifications unless I responded yes or maybe," you won't be notified at all. Learn more about changing notifications.

Change your response
  1. Select the event on your calendar.
  2. In the "Going?" section, click Yes, No, or Maybe.
Propose a new time

As an attendee:

  1. Click the event on your calendar.
  2. Next to "Maybe," Click Up arrowand then Propose a new time.
  3. Select a different time or day.
    • Tip: You can also add a message to your proposed time.
  4. Click Send Proposal.

As an organizer:

  1. Click an event on your calendar with a clock icon.
  2. Under "Guests," see suggested times.
  3. Under the time proposal you want to review, click Review proposed time.
  4. To change the event to the proposed time, click 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.
  • Organizers will only receive email notifications for proposals if they turn on "event responses" in Google Calendar settings on a computer.
Add a note to your RSVP
  1. Click the event on your calendar.
  2. Next to "Maybe," Click Up arrowand then Add note.
  3. Type your note.
    • Tip: You can also choose your RSVP Down arrow .
  4. Click Save.

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 and under “Guests can:” uncheck the box next to “invite others."

Respond to invitations sent to another email address

If you connected your Gmail account to an alternate email address, you can respond to event invitations sent to it from your Google calendar. Learn how to add or remove an alternate email address.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left, point to the name of your calendar, then click Options Moreand thenSettings and sharing.
  3. In the menu on the left under “Settings for my calendars,” click General notifications.
  4. Check the box next to “Allow responding to invitations forwarded through alternative email addresses.”
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