How to Configure a Google Calendar Event’s Privacy and Visibility Settings

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Calendar users

In Google Calendar, while creating an event, you have access to a few settings related to visibility and privacy.

How to update a Google Calendar event’s visibility and privacy settings step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Configure A Google Calendar Event's Privacy And Visibility Settings - Step 1

In Google Calendar, when you click to add a new event, click the calendar at the bottom, below the Add description or attachments option.

Step 2

How To Configure A Google Calendar Event's Privacy And Visibility Settings - Step 2

Now you can update the visibility and privacy settings.

Visibility settings:

  • Busy
  • Free 

Privacy settings:

  • Default visibility means that people you’ve shared your calendar with can see all event details.
  • Public means that anyone can see all event details.
  • Private shows events as “busy.”

When you change the privacy settings for an already existing event from “Private” to “Public” or the visibility settings from “Busy” to “Free,” the change will apply to your calendar but not to others’ calendars.

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