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Sync Facebook and Google Calendar to Never Forget Birthdays

Dan Price 24-10-2017

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Frankly, it doesn’t matter whether you have 36 Facebook friends or 1,000+ connections — if you’re anything like me, you won’t be able to remember everyone’s birthday.

Luckily, you can cheat by using Facebook in conjunction with Google Calendar. How? By syncing your Facebook birthdays calendar! It’s a straightforward process. Let’s take a closer look.

How to Sync Facebook and Google Calendar

To add Facebook birthdays to your Google calendar:

  1. Log in to Facebook and click on Events in the left-hand column.
  2. Scroll down the page and locate You can add your events to Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar or Apple Calendar in the right-hand column.
  3. Right-click on Birthdays and choose Copy Link Address (don’t click on the link, it won’t do anything).
  4. Open Google Calendar.
  5. In the left-hand panel, find the section called Other Calendars.
  6. Click the downward-pointing arrow.
  7. Choose Add by URL.
  8. Paste in the Facebook link you copied in step three.
  9. Click Add calendar.

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You should now see all your Facebook friends’ birthdays in your Google Calendar. If you’re a heavy Facebook user, you can repeat the process with the Upcoming Events link. You’ll never miss a party again!


If you’re using both Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook, you can also sync Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook using a third-party app. And when a birthday comes around, don’t forget to share some of the best birthday memes The 18 Best Happy Birthday Memes to Brighten Someone's Day A happy birthday meme can make anyone smile. These birthday memes will brighten their day in a second. Read More with your friend. Meanwhile, add free calendars 10 Free Calendars You Should Add to Your Google Calendar Keep track of everything in your Google Calendar by adding these awesome extra calendars into it. Track sports, movies, and more. Read More to keep track of all those other holidays and special events.

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  1. Kashif Ahmad
    October 26, 2017 at 10:03 am

    I did it but only birthdays are showing, events are not showing. Any suggestions on it?

  2. Ned
    October 24, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Thank you :)

  3. Tony
    October 24, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    This is not valid anymore.. Facebook has stopped sharing birthday details with third party apps...

  4. Tony
    October 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Hi, please check your write up again Facebook has stopped sharing the birthday details with third party apps... I did this few days back and not able to copy the url. You will get an error message...this is not valid anymore...

  5. Michael
    October 24, 2017 at 1:44 pm


    Got an error message when adding the ridiculously long link (lots of % content).

    When Add Calendar is clicked, there's a caption under the URL field that comments about knowing the ICS formatted address to enter. Whatever the link location is, GCal didn't like it.