The Difference Between Primary and Secondary Calendars in Google Calendar

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

Primary calendars in Google Calendar

The Difference Between Primary And Secondary Calendars In Google Calendar - Step 1

In Google Calendar https://calendar.google.com, your primary calendar is the one named after your user account’s first and last name. It’s always the first calendar you see on top of the My calendars list on the left.

The Difference Between Primary And Secondary Calendars In Google Calendar - Step 2

The name of this account is Workspace123 Team, which is why the primary calendar in the previous image is named that way.

​You can change the primary calendar’s name as shown here.

Secondary calendars in Google Calendar

The Difference Between Primary And Secondary Calendars In Google Calendar - Step 3

In Google Calendar https://calendar.google.com, you create a secondary calendar by clicking the + button to the right of Other calendars, then selecting Create new calendar.

Other system calendars such as the Birthdays calendar are also secondary.

Super Admins can access all calendars

Super Admins always have full access to all users’ calendars by default. There is no way to disable this.

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