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I’ve recently become very active in several Facebook groups that have quite a few events.  I was frustrated trying to figure out which events would work with my calendar based on the dates and times.  Frustration always activates the researcher in me!

There used to be several ways to add Facebook Events in your calendar. Recently the feature that used your accounts disappeared on the Mac, so now there is predominantly only one way, which is to add the calendar feed from Facebook.  Here is the solution to add Facebook Events to your calendars!

How to Add Facebook Events on a Mac

On your Mac, you add the webcal feed to your Calendars.

  1. Open Facebook in a Browser.
  2. Click Home in the Upper Menu.
  3. On the Left Hand side, scroll down until you see Events under ‘Explore’.
  4. Click on Events.
  5. Look for the box under ‘Events Happening this week’ that looks like this:
  6. Notice the Link for Upcoming Events.
  7. A popup will ask ‘Do you want to allow this page to open “Calendar”?
  8. Click ‘Allow
  9. Click ‘Subscribe
  10. You’re all set!
  11. If your calendars are synched to your iCloud account, it will automatically appear on your iPhone and iPad.

Note:  If you aren’t going to an event that you have been directly invited to, be sure to indicate that you are ‘Not Going’ in Facebook and it will disappear from you calendar.

How to Add Facebook Events in iOS (iPhone or iPad)

On your iPhone or your iPad, you will add the WebCal feed in the Calendar Settings.

  1. Open Facebook in a Browser.
  2. Click Home in the Upper Menu.
  3. On the Left Hand side, scroll down until you see Events under ‘Explore’.
  4. Click on Events.
  5. Look for the box under ‘Events Happening this week’ that looks like this:
  6. Notice the Link for Upcoming Events.
  7. A popup will ask ‘Do you want to allow this page to open “Calendar”?
  8. Click ‘Allow
  9. Click ‘Subscribe
  10. You’re all set!

Note:  If you aren’t going to an event that you have been directly invited to, be sure to indicate that you are ‘Not Going’ in Facebook and it will disappear from you calendar.

How to Add Facebook Events in Gmail or Any Other Calendar using a Subcription

If you just want to have them show in Gmail or Outlook or any other calendar where you can subscribe to a ‘webcal’ feed, you just find the feed in Facebook and then add the link to your calendar.  I’ll use a Gmail Calendar as an example.

  1. Open Facebook in a Browser.
  2. Click Home in the Upper Menu.
  3. On the Left Hand side, scroll down until you see Events under ‘Explore’.
  4. Click on Events.
  5. Look for the box under ‘Events Happening this week’ that looks like this:
  6. Notice the Link for Upcoming Events.
    1. If you are on a Mac and click it, it’s going to ask you to open Calendar.  Don’t Click it.
  7. Right Click and select ‘Copy Link’.
  8. Open Gmail and go to your calendar.
  9. On the Left hand side, under calendars, click the Down arrow nets to Other Calendars.
  10. Click ‘Add by URL’.
  11. Paste the URL and click ‘Add Calendar’!

Note:  If you aren’t going to an event that you have been directly invited to, be sure to indicate that you are ‘Not Going’ in Facebook and it will disappear from you calendar.