How can I resend invitations to a shared Google calendar?

I've setup a new calendar for a non-profit organization using Google Apps for Domains. I said "no" to the initial question to send out invites because I wasn't finished tweaking it and didn't want the notice to go out until it was ready.

Now that I've finished setting up the calendar (I added a year's worth of funding deadlines, meeting dates and other important dates) I want to send out the invitations, but I haven't been able to figure out how.

The calendar is not public.

Note: This is about invites to the calendar itself, not to shared events within a calendar.

  • when you click on the arrow on the right of the calendar name in Your Calendars and click Share Calendar. What doesn't work?
    – JMax
    Commented Jan 9, 2012 at 8:42
  • @JMax, When looking at the "Share this Calendar" page there is no link or control (that I can see) to "send invitations". I can add and remove email addresses without difficulty. Commented Jan 10, 2012 at 19:25

4 Answers 4


To share an event

You should be able to change this when you click to edit the event.

(I'm looking @ this now as I'm telling you)

Click the event you want to get to the edit page. To the right middle of the screen you can add guests and give those guest privileges. After you've enter the email(s) of the guest(s) you want to add, click add. Down at the bottom of the page is privacy settings. If you need to make the event public naturally you should know what to do.

If you click the link "Publish this event" it'll create a link you can share with others.

To share the entire calendar

If you are trying to share the entire calendar, on the main calendar page click the arrow next to the calendar and select "Share this Calendar". Follow the instructions and you should be good to go.

This link leads you to a search (through google calendar help) of sharing topics. If it doesn't help you can always search again in the search box.

Source: http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=36598

Hope this answers your question.

How about this?

  1. Remove the person's email address (or multiple email addresses) that you want to resend it to by clicking on the trash can to the right of their email in the "Share This Calendar" tab. 

  2. Now click save at the bottom of that screen It will take you back to your home calendar screen and now all you have to do is go back in to the "Share This Calendar" tab and re-add those email addresses.  

  3. Click Save Again and now it will resend the invite to only the names you just re-added.

Source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Calendar/thread?tid=229aaddb510b693b&hl=en

Another thought

Have you tried sharing the calendar ID? It's in the specific calendar's settings. It's another way to share the calendar.

(This is in comments but I'll add it here to make it easier for everyone else.)

I've found this. Not sure if you've been through it and I'm not quite entirely sure how to answer the questions so I'll pass it off to you. http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=144119 . And I found this http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=143754. If you read the section about sharing with specific people outside your domain, it gives what you can't give them permission to do. Like see private events.

You're going to need those "outside" people signed up for account inside your domain for this to work. It's the only way.

  • Sorry Tremaine, but this doesn't help. The calendar is already shared. To reproduce: Create a calender, share it, add an email or two, don't send invitations, save, go back to calendar share settings, add and remove email addresses. This second time there is no prompt to send invitations, at least there isn't for me. Commented Jan 10, 2012 at 19:28
  • Added a new answer under edit. Let me know.
    – Tremaine
    Commented Jan 10, 2012 at 21:26
  • That doesn't work either unfortunately. Though it does add a a new behaviour: if the newly added address doesn't have a google account associated with it I get a prompt asking to invite them to use Google Calendar (GC generally, not this calendar specifically). If the recently re-added address does have a google account nothing happens. Commented Jan 10, 2012 at 22:00
  • I'll look again.
    – Tremaine
    Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 3:26
  • Can I ask, are your trying to share with specific people or your entire domain? As for the prompt, I understand that happens with GTalk and their other stuff as well. They are coming on strong. Google is trying to take over the world. You should know this by now. ;-D
    – Tremaine
    Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 3:43

I've had this problem. I have share entire calendars throughout my company, and should someone accidentally delete the calendar ,or decline adding it to their calendar, you get stuck with the other parties(other employees in my case) not being able to access the calendar, or let alone it show up as a displayable calendar on their end, even if you your end "Settings and Sharing" is has them listed as being giving access. By shear dumb luck I found the work around.

On each of the people you have share your calendar with, set them to "See only Free/Busy(Hide Details)".

Next, refresh your browser.

Then, set them all back to whichever shared settings you originally had them at, for me it was "Make changes and Manage Sharing".

The final step is on the recipients end, they will get another email with an invite to the calendar, and this time they have to make sure they "Add" it to their calendar.


What I did was remove all my guest saved and closed. Then I clicked edit event and added all my guest back in and it asked if I wanted to send invite and this time I clicked send.

  • The q is about sending invitations for the calendar itself, not a particular event. Commented Nov 29, 2014 at 1:47

Edit the description slightly. When you click "Save" you the message "Would you like to send updates to existing guests?" Of course, this goes to all guests, not to just those that haven't responded.

  • The q is about sending invitations for the calendar itself, not a particular event. Commented Nov 29, 2014 at 1:48

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