Adding A Facebook Event To Your Google Calendar and iCal

Adding A Facebook Event To Your Google Calendar and iCal

Google Calendar

Adding A Facebook Event To Your Google Calendar and iCal

In my last post and Facebook Tip – Adding A Facebook Event To Outlook on YouTube, I showed you how to add a Facebook Event to your Outlook Calendar. It is a fairly easy process once you do it a few times. If you don’t have Outlook you can still add a Facebook Event to your favorite calendar such as Google Calendar and Apple’s iCal.

Follow the same instructions I laid out in Adding A Facebook Event To Your Outlook Calendar and download the .ics file to your desktop. Locate the file you have downloaded and follow the instructions I’ve listed below depending on the calendar you use.

Google Calendar

Import events from iCalendar or CSV files

To import events from iCalendar or CSV files, just follow these steps:

  1. Click the down-arrow next to Other calendars
  2. Select Import calendar
  3. Click Choose file and find the file that contains your events, then click Open.
  4. Select the Google Calendar where you’d like to import events, then click Import.


Apple iCal

iCal Icon

Exporting and importing iCal information

If you want to move a copy of all the events on one calendar to a calendar on another computer, you can export the calendar information, and then import it into iCal on the other computer. You might want to do this if you want to archive a calendar or if you want to edit the calendar on another computer.

To transfer calendar information between computers, do one of the following:

â–  To export the events on a calendar, select the name of the calendar in the Calendars list, and then choose File > Export. The events are exported as a “.ics” file.

â–  To import calendar events, choose File > Import, locate the calendar (.ics file) you want to import, and then choose the calendar you want to add the events to. You can also drag a .ics file from your desktop to iCal.

Google Calendar


If you follow the steps above your Facebook Event will be saved to your favorite calendar so you won’t miss that next Facebook Event. If you are using another calendar application check that calendar’s Help menu for information on importing .ics files or search Google for information.


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