Gone are the days of back and forth emails, just to arrange a 15-minute catch-up. Now you can easily share your Google Calendar, and allow others to find a time slot that works best for both of you. The process is pretty simple, here’s how to do it.
How to Share a Google Calendar With Specific Individuals
- Open your Google Calendar on your computer or laptop. At this stage, you cannot share your Google calendar via your smartphone.
- On the left, you’ll find the My calendars section. Click on the down arrow to expand it if it’s not already expanded.
- Hover over and select the calendar you want to share and then click on the three-dot menu button.
- Select Settings and sharing and then head on over to the section located to the left called Settings for my calendars.
- From there, click on Share with specific people.
- Then click on Add people and type their email addresses in. You can enter multiple email addresses if you’d like as well.
- You’ll see a drop-down menu where you’ll also need to define what kind of permissions you’re granting that user, like whether they can see all the event details, make changes, etc. Select the appropriate option.
- Click on Send. Your contact should now be able to view the calendar.
How To Share a Google Calendar With The Public So Everybody Can See It
If you’re creating a public event, like a meeting or social gathering, sharing your Google Calendar link with everyone can be very useful. Here’s how:
- From Google Calendar, head on over to the My calendars section by scrolling down the left interface.
- Expand the section by clicking on the down arrow. Then hover over and select the calendar you’d like to share.
- Click on the three-dot menu button and select Settings and sharing.
- Head on over to the section located to the left titled Settings for my calendars.
- From there, look for the Access permissions for events section and check the box labeled Make available to public.
- A pop-up will appear confirming you’re okay with everybody seeing your calendar. Click OK if so.
- Click Get shareable link > Copy link to copy the link and send it to whomever you need to.
There you have it! Super simple, yet super efficient. We hope this has saved you from the horror of long email chains.
Source: The Verge