I have two Google accounts, a personal account and a work account. I shared the work calendar with my personal account, but the details are hidden (there's no way to make it not hidden).

At home, I use my personal account, but I want to receive work notifications. For some reason, I don't get notifications for hidden events. Since Google Calendar doesn't have a desktop app, the only official way to receive notifications on my computer is using the Chrome app. However, this means I need to have the work profile open at all times.

Is there a way to receive work notifications without have a Chrome window open for my work account?

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Short answer

There are several ways to get notifications from Google Calendar events like set email notification, SMS notifications, use third-party applications like Microsoft Outlook, use mobile applications, etc.


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From Change or turn off Calendar notifications

To help make sure you don’t forget an event, you can get notifications on your phone, computer, or by email. You can change your notification settings for a single event, or all your events.

From Sync Calendar with a phone or tablet

When you sync your calendar on your mobile device, the same events will show up when you use Google Calendar on your computer.

From Integrating Outlook and Exchange with G Suite

If your organization has switched to G Suite, but you’d like to keep using Microsoft® Outlook® and Exchange, you can integrate the services.

From See Google Calendar events on Apple Calendar

You can see Google Calendar events on your Apple calendar on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

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