Jan 08 2010

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Public Google Calendar Sharing Options

For the life of me I could not figure out why Google Calendar was not letting me share all details with the public. I was only getting the “See only free/busy details (hide details)” when I wanted “See all event details.” I’ve done this before so I knew it was possible. Did Google change something?

Well, I finally found the answer in the Google support forum, thanks to user raika79. Here is the answer from raika79:

You have to go to the Administrator Panel (Click “Manage this domain” – or ask your domain manager to do so).
Under Service Settings, click Calendar.
Right beside “Service Options”, you have “Outside this domain – set user ability” and then you have 3 choices:

* Only free/busy information (hide event details)
* Share all information, but outsiders cannot change calendars
* Share all information, and outsiders can change calendars

You have to choose options 2 or 3 to allow others to view the details of your calendar. I chose option 2, saved changes, logged out of my Google Apps account, cleared my cookies and history (you often have to do this with Google Apps so I did it just in case), logged back in and sure enough, I had the option to “Let others see all event details”.

Duh. I thought I should share this in case anyone is encountering the same frustration.

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