Use an email address to subscribe to a calendar

Step 1: Ask to view a calendar

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left, next to “Other calendars,” click Add Add other calendars and then Subscribe to calendar. If the calendar has been shared with you, you’ll get an email.
  3. In the “Add calendar” box, enter the person's email address, or select one from the list.
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Depending on whether their calendar is shared, one of the following happens:
    • If the calendar isn't shared with you, we'll prompt you to request access.
    • If the calendar is already shared with you, their calendar will be added on the left side under "Other calendars."
    • If the other person doesn't have a Google Calendar, we'll prompt you to invite them to use Google Calendar.

Step 2: (Optional) Get approval from the other person

If a calendar you’ve requested isn't shared with you, the calendar’s owner gets an email requesting access. 

To accept your request, the other person should:

  1. On a computer, open the email you sent requesting access.
  2. Click the link in the email.
  3. In the Settings page that opens, make sure the person is selected, and choose a permission setting.
  4. Click Send.

Tip: After the other person accepts your request, you get an email with a link to “Add this calendar.” Once you add the calendar, it appears on the left under “Other calendars.” If the calendar doesn’t appear, refresh the page.

Use a link to add a public calendar

Important: You can only add a calendar using a link if the other person's calendar is public. Learn more about public calendars.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left, next to "Other calendars," click Add Add other calendars and then From URL.
  3. Enter the calendar's address.
  4. Click Add calendar. The calendar appears on the left, under "Other calendars."

Tip: It might take up to 12 hours for changes to show in your Google Calendar.

Hide someone else's calendar

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left, under “Other calendars,” uncheck the calendar you want to hide. 

Tip: If you don't want to permanently remove a calendar from your list, you can also unsubscribe from it. To restore access to the calendar, subscribe to the calendar again.