Syncing Events From Facebook
Watch the video for general instructions for syncing events from Facebook:
Step By Step Instructions for Importing Facebook Events
- From your calendar dashboard click on Facebook.
- Login with Facebook to authorize your calendar to connect to your Facebook account.
- Complete authorization – Click continue.
- Your authorizations will be valid for 60 days before you will have to do a new authorization. This is due to Facebook’s security rules.
- Now that you are authorized, Go the the Import section in your dashboard. Copy the url of the page or the event and paste in into “feed url” section.
- Add in the feed name, categories and tags that apply. Lastly, click Import.
4 Methods to Import Events from Facebook:
1. Import all events from Pages. Copy the Page URL and paste it into the FEED URL box.
2. Import all events from Groups (import from the calendar tab for group pages). Copy the Group URL and paste it into the FEED URL box.
3. Import a single Event. Copy the Event URL and paste it into the FEED URL box.
Note: Importing via the Event or Events feed page will not sync the featured image for the event — this is a technological limitation of Facebook.
4. Import all Saved events (export the ICS file of your saved Facebook events).
Images don’t sync using this method. You can create a Facebook avatar with no friends, if you get invited to a personal event, that event is also added to the feed.
Save (or click ‘interested’) on the events that you want to save.
To export all saved upcoming events at once:
- Click Events on the left side of your homepage.
- At the bottom right, below Events Happening This Week, click Upcoming Events to export all upcoming events.
How to Add an Image to Imported Facebook Events with No Image:
When using methods above where images don’t sync, so you need to find the event, and add an image to it. Here’s how:
Create an avatar (so your friends don’t invite you into events as they will go live – keep your personal profile separate. Also you may want to add events to your community calendar which you don’t want your FB friends thinking you’re personally interested in).
- Good if you want to quickly add a lot of random events from different page.
- Good if you want to keep your feed limits low.
- Bad if you want image (time it takes to manually copy an image and add it over would be easier to copy the event url and just add the event as a feed)