How to import Facebook birthdays to Google Calendar

12.10.13

Do you forget your Facebook friends' birthdays or prefer viewing them in a calendar? If so, we'll show you how to import Facebook birthdays to Google Calendar.

Do you forget your Facebook friends' birthdays because you don't log in to Facebook enough or because you keep forgetting to take your ginkgo biloba? Consider using Google Calendar alerts and stop writing belated birthday wishes on your friends' Facebook walls.



Here's how to add Facebook birthdays to Google Calendar:

Copy Facebook birthday calendar URL

Step 1: On your Facebook page, select Events (under Apps) from the left sidebar, then click on the search drop-down menu and choose Birthdays.
Select Birthdays from Apps(Credit: Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET)
Step 2: From the Birthday section, click on the search drop-down menu again and select Export Birthdays.
Export Birthdays(Credit: Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET)
Step 3: Copy the URL by right-clicking on the link and selecting Copy link address in Chrome, or Copy Link Location in Firefox.
Copy Webcal URL(Credit: Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET)

Add Facebook birthday URL to Google Calendar

Step 1: From the left pane in Google Calendar, click on the drop-down menu under Other calendars, and select Add by URL.
Add by URL(Credit: Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET)
Step 2: Paste the Webcal URL you copied from Facebook, then click on the Add Calendar button.
Add Facebook Webcal URL(Credit: Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET)
Step 3: Check under Other calendars to see if your new calendar shows up as Friends' Birthdays.
Facebook Friends' Birthdays(Credit: Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET)
That's it. Don't forget to set up Google Calendar notifications to send you e-mail or SMS alerts so you'll never have to send another belated birthday greeting again.
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