How to Stop Sharing Your Google Calendar

Sharing your calendar is a core feature of most calendar systems, and Google Calendar is no exception. Sharing a calendar allows others to view, or even edit, events on your calendar. It’s an incredibly useful feature, especially for those using Google Workspace/G-Suite.

Over time, and as people come in and out of our busy lives, it’s a good idea to go back and review who still has access to your calendar and remove those that no longer need it. If it’s something you don’t do often though, you may have even forgotten how.

In this article, we’ll show you how to stop sharing your Google Calendar.

How to Stop Sharing a Calendar in Google Calendar

To stop sharing a calendar in Google Calendar, you simply need to remove those you’ve shared your calendar with in the calendar’s sharing settings. Below, we’ll show you exactly how to do just that, step-by-step:

  1. Open in your favorite web browser and sign into your account.
  2. In the leftmost menu, under My calendars, hover your mouse over the calendar you wish to unshare. Click the 3 dots that appear to the right of this calendar and select Settings and sharing.
    Google Calendar 3 Dots Options
    Google Calendar Settings and Sharing
  3. On the following page, click Share with specific people or groups in the far left menu under Settings for my calendars. You can also simply scroll down the page to the Share with specific people or groups section.
    Google Calendar Share With Specific People
  4. Locate the person you wish to stop sharing your calendar with and click the X that appears to the right of them.
    Google Calendar People Calendar is Shared With

The settings will save automatically and your calendar will no longer be visible to anyone you removed.

How to Change Calendar Sharing Settings

It’s also possible to change your sharing settings so that the person only sees limited information. This is a good alternative if you don’t want to unshare your entire calendar with someone.

Go to the Share with specific people section in calendar settings, found in the last step above. Click the dropdown menu at the right of the person’s name and email address, and select See only free/busy (hide details).

Shared Calendar Hide Details Permission

Final Thoughts

Thankfully, Google has made it easy to share and unshare calendars in Google Calendar. Hopefully, this guide helped you to clean things up a bit and remove people who might not need to access to your calendar anymore.

While you’re getting rid of old information in Google Calendar, check out our other tutorial on deleting multiple calendar events at once.

3 thoughts on “How to Stop Sharing Your Google Calendar”

  1. I follow the steps, and refresh (log out and log in also) and the person I removed is still there. What can I do with that?


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