Ninja trick: Share images in your folder with your team

A workaround to adjust permissions so that the “Syncing as” person doesn’t have to own the photo(s) needed for your Google Calendar events.

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Written by Piotr Poźniak
Updated over a week ago

We received the following feedback from one of our partners

They wrote: "we have a bit of an issue with adding photos to our Google Calendar integration. It has to do with the permissions required to make attached photos work.

In order for a photo attached to a Google Calendar event to display."

It seems that according to Google, the photo has to be owned by and stored in the Google Drive of the “Syncing as” person of the Display.Church—Google Calendar integration. This is difficult when "events are actually created by a team of 3 or 4 other people".

Temporary workaround

While we investigate an easier and more scalable modification, we suggest the following 'ninja trick'.

If you prefer a written walkthrough, please scroll down below the video.

Google Drive folder setup:

1. Create a folder in Google Drive.

2. Click on the 3-dot More Actions menu.

3. Choose Share twice.

4. Make the permission general access Anyone with the link.

5. Choose the role of Editor. This is so other people can add images to a calendar that is synced by DC from different account.

Google calendar event setup:

Now any of your team members should be able to access the photos in order to add them to your events.

If you are not yet sure how to do this, check out this helpdesk article:

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