Take the 2-minute tour ×
Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I get a lot of invitations via Facebook, but I keep track of my schedule with Google calendar. Is there any way to automatically import or sync my Facebook events to my Google calendar?

share|improve this question
    
A better title would be: "How can I import Facebook events..." –  Casebash Nov 26 '10 at 10:14

3 Answers 3

up vote 6 down vote accepted

You can get an iCal link for your Upcoming Events (or Birthdays) that you can import into Google Calendar which will automatically stay up to date.

In Facebook:

  1. Go to your Events
  2. Go to the lower right portion of the page, where you'll see a message with two links: Facebook "you can export your calendar" message
  3. Save the URL for the "Upcoming Events" link. (This will vary by browser/OS, but is generally something like right-click and "Copy link address")

The URL should be similar to:

webcal://www.facebook.com/ical/u.php?uid=999999999&key=AbCDEf12345AAcd-f

(Your actual uid and key values will be different, of course.)

In Google Calendar:

  1. Scroll down and open the "Other calendars" menu (on the left) "Other calendar" menu
  2. Choose "Add by URL" "Add by URL" menu
  3. Paste the webcal URL in the "URL" space then "Add Calendar"

You should now have a calendar "{Your Name}'s Facebook Events" listed under "Other Calendars" and can change the color, details, etc. as needed.

See also: Facebook Help

share|improve this answer
1  
You can get the link from the Export Events link at the bottom of the events page –  Casebash Jul 4 '10 at 0:15
    
Export Events seems to no longer be around in the new Facebook layout (as of Oct 2014). –  studgeek Oct 10 at 21:55
    
@studgeek: I've updated my answer with the new process. –  Al E. Oct 11 at 15:19

You may want to pass your feed through the http://eventbusyfix.info/ service first. This will allow the details of private events to be displayed.

share|improve this answer

You can use fbCal fdCal ( no idea when this name was changed)

With fdCal get your events and friend's birthdays in Apple iCal, Mozilla Sunbird, Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook or in your RSS reader! The process can be done in less than a minute, and it's free!

share|improve this answer
    
fdCal has been buggy for ages with Google Calendar. I am unsure as to whether it has been fixed. The name was changed because Facebook worries that apps beginning with fb might be mistaken as belonging to Facebook. –  Casebash Jul 4 '10 at 0:13

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.