However, what if you don’t use Facebook to keep track of your work calendar and doctor appointments? How can you merge your Facebook events and your professional events? Google has the answer, and it’s by simply importing your Facebook events to your Google calendar and having everything in one place.
Facebook comes with a little export button at the bottom that allows you to export events, but it isn’t the smoothest process and involves copying and pasting URL’s around, and honestly who wants to do that?
To get everything up and running, you first need the Google Chrome extension which you can find here. Then install the extension. After the extension is installed you will need to restart Google Chrome to have the changes take effect. Then head on over to Facebook.
Using The Extension
As long as you have an event in your list, click on it and go to the event screen. At the top of the screen, right below the title, you will see the link “Add to Calendar.”
Clicking this will automatically take you into the event creation screen on Google Calendar. If you have not set up a Calendar on your Google account before, Google will ask for some basic information such as your time zone, your name and so on.
Once you are in the event screen you are given all the standard options such as adding other people to the event, making the event public or private, whether you would like an email notification, and even adding a map.
It even adds a link to the original Facebook event so you can easily jump back and forth between the original and your newly created Google event.
Once everything has been set to your liking, and you have added a pretty color to the event, click “save” and the event will show up in your Google Calendar.
Also Check out
Once you have merged all your Facebook events to Google Calendar you may want to check out the Google Calendar extension in the app store to work nicely along with your carefully chosen events. It allows you to keep all of your appointments close at hand, so you never miss a doctor’s appointment, or in my case, a game of Ultimate Frisbee again.
This is an app I plan on adding to my daily life. While out of the box it is fairly easy to export events into Google Calendar, but why not have an app that makes it even easier? That is exactly what this app does. It makes adding an event as simple as a couple of mouse clicks, and it’s done; out of sight, but hopefully not out of mind.
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What do you do with Google Calendar? Let us know in the comments.