Google Docs has three types of document sharing. Public to anyone with the link and viewable in search results; only viewable to those you invite to it; and the compromise: viewable only to anyone with the link but not available in search.
Does this compromise also exist for Google Calendar?
I don't seem to find it. I can add people to a calendar so they can see it. I can make it public (
This calendar will appear in public Google search results.) and give people the link to it. But I cannot share the link without making it searchable. (I get
You do not have access to [calendar name]'s calendar when adding the link.)
There is a private iCal and XML link for the calendar, but those are not addable to another Google Calendar account, the calendar ID (
email@example.com) is needed for that. Any of the following would fix this issue:
- Is there a way to get a private calendar ID?
- Or to give people with the ID access to the calendar without making it publicly available in search?
- Or to add a calendar to Google Calendar using the iCal or XML link?