Sync Facebook birthdays with Google Calendar

Very recently a friend of mine got Galaxy S. (amazing device)

It could inherently support the Calendar sync. (made my Motorola Milestone look “less awesome”!)

anyway, I looked up the Market to see if there was an application that can give me that but then I found a blog about “webCal”!

STEP1:

go to https://Facebook.com (you know HTTPS right!? I’d suggest before you login, click Login)

STEP2:

Click Events >> Birthdays >> Export Birthdays (link at the bottom)

Events >> Birthdays

STEP3:

A window opens with a URL. Copy this URL. (Don’t be a baby! Right click etc.)

This is imperative that you do not share this Link. πŸ˜€ (Security huh!)

STEP4:

Now Login to https://www.google.com/calendar/ (Well Somebody does care about it an S.)

STEP5:

Add (Bottom Left) >> Add by URL.

Add by URL

You are set. Hit Sync on your Android Device and start the count down. πŸ˜€

Optionally:

>> You can set a color for that calendar. It feels nice. Android app respects it too.

>> Change the calendar settings, set up pop-up notifications as default for the calendar πŸ™‚

Happy Hacking!

19 thoughts on “Sync Facebook birthdays with Google Calendar

  1. Galaxy S..!! Yeah…itz an awesome phone.I’ve heard too :P:P
    But good that your Milestone is forcing you to explore possibilities and you came up with this πŸ™‚
    Good piece of research…naice! πŸ˜› I knew zilch about that.hehe.

    & its going to be a big help for people who don’t have quite awesome friends who would suggest them to own devices which support such features inherently.Huh!?
    So…good work.Bravo!! πŸ˜‰

    • Hehe. Nice. Thanks for coming to light. Vouching my story!!

      Yes.. people can really make their lives amazing (read: less miserable) using the smart phones. πŸ™‚ but we were happy back at school with no job, no girlfriend and no mobile phone. Right? Lol.

      πŸ™‚ thanks for posting. I mean.. come on.. why wouldn’t you.

      • Yeah.we were happy back at school without any of that.but then we had our school πŸ™‚ to make us happy you know.now we try n find other ways πŸ˜›

        Btw…..you are welcome for the post. πŸ™‚ hehe…..why wouldn’t I?(sheer laziness??)

        Enjoy…in joy.lol.
        Ciao.

    • Also… nice picture you have put as the Gravatar. πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ kaise chor type le log hein na hum? (For others, we went to a Hifi store.. checked d Eskimo dress & figured it was too Hot for Pune to handle. So we clicked a memory…! I mean I did. Good times!)

      *others = Vandana, Vartika (the only audience I get)

      • Thanks for appreciating the picture…& sharing the story behind it πŸ˜‰
        I dunnow why I end up not buying stuff that looks good on me. πŸ˜› we have picture proofs.(think:Levis too)
        Now whether it wud prove useful in d arctic weather or a rave party…i give a damn.it should just look good πŸ˜€

        But the pictures are always your good work.thanks for that!! πŸ™‚

      • πŸ˜‰ kinda correct in saying that. We must buy everything we find worth. πŸ˜‰ and not think about it’s utility. Come on! Who thinks that way.

        :-)thanks for appreciating. You should also write about yr Experience with Galaxy S.

      • Yes Sir. πŸ™‚ that’s you as I just approved your comments.

        I think either you never posted a comment on this blog of mine ever before .. (which would be incredibly rude) or proly its d first time you logged in wordpress to Post!

  2. @Komal : I vouch for the galaxy S story πŸ™‚

    @Nikunj : Good work dude , i must say .It would be too good that your phone would automatically set reminders for all of your friends birthdays πŸ™‚

    Keep exploring : This is the thing you like and this is the thing which can help others too i.e. always remain awesome friend πŸ™‚

  3. @komal : Yep i will vouch for Galaxy S story πŸ™‚
    @NIkunj : I dont have android 😐 its so cool that you can have the reminders on your phone for all the friends on social networking site …..specially for me ….me kinda on a spree of forgetting things specially birthdays 😐

    • Hehe.. you posted twice! ;-( one was lying under Spam!! πŸ™‚ thanks for putting it twice.. that’s really commendable (correct word?)… πŸ™‚ yes .. this facebook sync is so cool … people share their own bdays and phone numbers and we use them like we saved it and that too instantly. πŸ™‚ thanks for reading it, my non Androidify’d friend!!

    • Haha! Good to know that you are back. πŸ™‚ Wishlists.. I never market them well .. to be able to strike things off my list! πŸ˜€
      I sincerely hope someone pays attention to yours!

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