Share calendars in Outlook.com

You can share your calendars in Outlook.com with family, friends, and associates so they can see your schedule and even add events. Each calendar can be shared separately.

There are two ways to share your calendars. You can Share with people you choose who have a Microsoft account, or Get a link and send it to anyone you want to share your calendar with.

Share with people you choose

You can share your calendars with other people who have a Microsoft account, which is the email address and password used to sign in to services like Outlook.com, OneDrive, Windows Phone, or Xbox LIVE.

You can create multiple permissions lists. For each list, you can choose from a wide range of access levels, from co-owner to edit to view-only. You can add or remove people from any of your lists at any time.

The people you share the calendar with will get an email invitation they can click to sign in and see the calendar. They can be on any email service, and can use their email address to sign up for a free Microsoft account.

Here’s how to share with people you choose:

  1. In Calendar, click Share, and then click the name of the calendar you want to share.

  2. Click Share with people you choose.

  3. Click the To box and enter the email address for someone you want to share with.

  4. Repeat Step 3 to add any other people with whom you want to share the same level of access.

  5. Select the level of access from the dropdown.

  6. Click Share.

Get a link

You can give anyone a link that will give them view-only access to your calendar—and they can pass it on to others. People you give a link to can access your calendar via other calendar apps, like Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, Mozilla Lightning, or iCal.

You can choose from two access levels: Show event details, and Show free/busy time. You can have one set of links for each access level.

Here’s how to get a link:

  1. In Calendar, click Share, and then click the name of the calendar you want to share.

  2. Click Get a link.

  3. Choose Show event details or Show free/busy time. Click Create under the type you want.

Each set of links allows people to access your calendar three different ways:

  • View in a web browser (HTML)

  • Import into other calendar apps (ICS)

  • View in a feed reader (XML)

No matter which link in the set they use, the permissions are the same.

Notes

  • Reset links deactivates all the existing links in a set and creates new ones. The old links will no longer work so you need to send the new links to anyone you want to still have access.

  • Remove permissions deactivates all the existing links and the link set. The links will no longer work.

  • Public publishing for calendars is no longer supported. Learn more

Access your Outlook.com calendar on your Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Android device

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