,I live by my Google Calendar. If Google Calendar doesn’t tell me to go somewhere, I don’t make it. The bathroom being about the only exception.
However, not everyone uses Google Calendar. Many of the events people schedule happen through Facebook Events.
Luckily Google and Facebook have made it very easy to automatically display any Facebook events you accept invitations too.
Update 8-1-2012: A friendly reader, RK from San Jose, was kind enough to notify me about the New Facebook Events page. The following tutorial has been modified for the new method of syncing your Facebook Events with Google Calendar!
Update 1-16-2013: Facebook changed the interface AGAIN so I’ll be updating this shortly. Until I get the new screenshots taken, basically click the Export button, then right click on the “upcoming events” link and select Copy Link Address then jump down to #6.
Notice: All Events you’re invited to show up. It doesn’t matter if you clicked Decline, Maybe or Join, everything will show up on your calendar. The only way to eliminate an event is to actually delete it from your event list. I’m working on some screenshots for this as well.
Syncronize Facebook Events with Your Google Calendar
1) Log into Facebook and click on the Events link in the left navigation.
2) Click on the Gear button beside the Today button.
3) Click Export
4) A pop up appears with a link to your Facebook Calendar.
5) Right click on the Upcoming Events link and select Copy Link Address
6) Open your Google Calendar
Optional: If you’ve already added a Facebook Events calendar:
6.a) Select the down Arrow beside Other calendars
6.b) Select Settings
6.c) Find your Facebook Events Calendar and select Unsubscribe
6.d) Click Back to Calendar and continue…
7) In the left navigation, Select the down Arrow beside Other calendars
8) Click Add by URL
9) A prompt will appear
10) Right click and paste the Facebook Calendar link you copied earlier.
This does not work anymore.
I saw my FB events disappear right before my very eyes!
Check the new FB Events page/listings – and when you try to Export –
they no longer give you an URL, all that is available are Apps – WebCal (30 Boxes)
which is NOT a suitable option!!
If you come up with something else, I would certainly like to know about it!
I was able to find the fix for GCalendar given the new FB Events “page(s)”:
When I went to a particular Event page, and clicked on the Settings Icon, then Export Event,
I got a pop-up window that said:
– Save to calendar
– Send to email
– Subscribe to all upcoming events on your calendar:
**here it listed the URL that I needed to put in Google to replace the old URL**
Can’t believe FB didn’t see this coming.
No. I think they just don’t care and figure we’ll eventually figure it out ourselves on the forums! ;-p
I’m not able to export my Pages events, just my personal calendar. Any ideas?
I am having the same issue. There is no option any more to export the calendar from a page. Anybody know of any workarounds?
I might have found an answer to this.
Go to Facebook, switch to the “Page” so you’re using Facebook as that page.
Then navigate to this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/list
Then click on the Gear and choose export.
I’m not sure how you navigate to that link inside Facebook?!
Let me know if this works!
I found that here: http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/31775/synchronising-facebook-events-with-google-calendar
I tried using facebook as my page and then going to the link
but none of my page events show up and no events are in the ical.
Here is the actual events listing…
What I need is an export calendar or a calendar view of these events.
Any other ideas?
It shows all invited events, whether I decline, ignore, or accept them. How do I only show the accepted events?
Scott, unfortunately it looks like the only way to get rid of events is to delete them. So decline them, and then press delete and that should solve the problem. A sucky solution, but thanks to Facebook, it looks like the only one.
I don’t see a way to delete someone else’s event…going, maybe, not going those are my choices.
“they no longer give you an URL, all that is available are Apps – WebCal (30 Boxes)”
Where they give you two links for “friends’ birthdays” and “upcoming events”, you can right-click on whichever one you want and choose “Copy link location”; then follow Ellis’s instructions and paste the link.
On a related note, Ellis, you say that I have to delete events to stop them from showing up, and so does pretty much everyone else on the internet. I’ve done that (said “not going” and deleted the events), but they’re still showing up. I tried unsubscribing and resubscribing, clearing my browser cache and doing it all again, etc. As a result, there’s now a whole bunch of events that I no longer have access to via Facebook, which still show up in my Google Calendar, as if by magic. WTF, Facebook?!
Oh, and for the person who couldn’t find how to delete an event on Facebook, you go to your event list and there’s a little cross that shows up on the right when you hover over the event. The alt-text for that is “remove event” – I dunno if that’s the same as “deleting” it – maybe that’s why it doesn’t work for me? In which case I don’t know what I’m doing and we’re back to “Any ideas?”
I’m not sure what’s going on with them not disappearing. My experience was I said I wasn’t attending, the item showed up in my Google Calendar anyway. Then I deleted it, and it disappeared shortly there after from my Google Calendar…
It’s ok – all is well. Pesky Faceook events have now disappeared – it just took, like, a day. But it does work! Thanks for all your help. *happycat*
i’ve come to realize that the above instructions work ONLY if you rsvp’ed to the event. what is the solution if you created the event? it seems as though the calendar view is blank, even though all of my created events are under “lists”. i’ve also tried to export individual events that i’ve created and that doesn’t work either.
ultimately, i’m looking how to sync events that i’ve created to my google calendar which, in turn, feeds my website’s event calendar.
any help would be stupendous!
JREA: Same problem here, can’t figure out any solution.
Thank you so much for posting this. Although I do not use Gmail as my calendar or email client, this did work for Outlook 2013. Unfortunately, I cannot sync my contacts with Samsung Kies.. so if I enter/change a contact in my phone, I have to do so in my computer too. Hopefully Samsung will update Kies to work with Outlook 2013 very soon!
I have been searching for days on how to make this work and your article was the only one that made sense.