I can import my Google Calendar into Outlook (the online version, not the desktop software). I can also do the reverse. But either way when I do, it only updates at the moment I add the calendar. If I add a new event to (say) the Google Calendar afterwards, it doesn't show up in Outlook until about a day later. The same is true in reverse (adding to Outlook takes a day-ish to show up in Google).

Neither service has any sort of "force sync" feature (that I can find at least) ... but syncing is useless if I can't see new entries from one calendar, inside the other, in a timely fashion.

There must be thousands of people using both services, so there has to be some way to get them sync properly (i.e. faster than a day) ... but I can't figure out how. How does everyone use both services together without having to check two calendars?

  • Nowadays calendar is a meta-tag on this site, it should not be used. Commented Sep 8, 2020 at 19:55
  • Where does the link you provided (or anywhere else) say that? To the contrary, the link explicitly says "Questions in this tag are related to web applications with calendar features, such as Google Calendar." Commented Sep 8, 2020 at 21:11
  • Look at Web Applications Meta. Commented Sep 8, 2020 at 21:13
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    That's not how Stack Exchange sites work. You don't get to just make up rules and then tell people to dig through a million meta posts to find your made-up rule. If there was a serious effort to change the tag's usage, the first thing anyone should do is edit its description. Commented Sep 8, 2020 at 21:14


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