Export Facebook Events to Personal Calendar

by Notorious Spinks on 07.11.2012

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I get so many event invitations on Facebook.  I RSVP for so many events on Facebook.  I almost always forget to attend events that I RSVP for via Facebook.

However, lately my beloved Facebook *chuckles here* has been making changes to many of the features around the site.  Some are accepted with open arms and others….well not so welcoming.   Last week I was wasting time on checking out the Facebook event page and decided to click on the buttons.   Well, on the upper right corner, there is a button that looks like a snowflake.  To my surprise, I found that I can export my Facebook events directly to my calendar.

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Now that’s what I’m talking about Facebook.  They have been holding out on me.   I also noticed that the export option is also on the lower left side of the event page too.  I think I’ve overlooked it.  Whatever the case, I love it!

Facebook screenshot

You can save to calendar or send to email.  The save to calendar option sends it to Outlook.  I send mine to email and then save event to Google calendar.

In the past I had my Facebook calendar synced to my cell but I got paranoid about them possibly having access to my contacts and other data.   So this is a great option for me.

What about you?  Do you already use this feature?  Will you start using it?

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A Time Out for Mommy- Elaina September 6, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I didn’t even know about this feature!

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Cristin Cogen July 23, 2012 at 3:02 am

I have been trying to figure out how to do this in the last 2 days. You don’t know how much stress you just saved me!

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Tricia Nightowlmama July 23, 2012 at 12:53 am

I really need to look into this i wish I had the time

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nicole @nicky_olea July 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Great tool -I can totally see how this could even be used to help keep families or business organized.

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell July 18, 2012 at 8:37 am

That’s a good idea, because I never remember to attend either!

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Emily @FamilyNLifeLV July 17, 2012 at 1:13 am

That is pretty cool!

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Theresa July 16, 2012 at 11:52 am

What great new features!

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Tammy July 16, 2012 at 10:40 am

I keep meaning to check out their new features.

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Colleen July 15, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Very cool, I agree some changes are not welcomed but it is nice to find one that is.

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Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins July 15, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Thanks!

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Kathleen July 15, 2012 at 12:04 am

I actually really love the idea behind this feature. I can see myself using it.

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MomStart (Ashley) July 14, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Wow! Thanks for pointing this out! Learn somethin’ new everyday!

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debra July 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I didn’t know you could do this. Thank you!

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April Decheine July 14, 2012 at 8:31 am

I think I have this set up already but don’t remember actually doing it..?? Or maybe it goes to my google calendar automatically, will check this out.

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Connie July 13, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Great tutorial of how to do this – thanks so much!

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Our Small Hours July 12, 2012 at 11:46 am

Oh, neat! I didn’t know about that.

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Anne - Mommy Has to Work July 12, 2012 at 9:13 am

I have not heard of it. Thanks!

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Jenn July 12, 2012 at 8:27 am

Anything to help keep organized. Thanks!

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Jenn @therebelchick July 12, 2012 at 7:44 am

I had no idea that I could do this, thank you!

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Tricia Nightowlmama July 12, 2012 at 12:40 am

what a clever option. I had no idea

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Lolo July 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm

You always have great little tips. Thanks!

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Stefani July 11, 2012 at 7:10 pm

What a great feature. Gonna have to check it out.

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Donna July 11, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I learn something new every day. Thank you for being my teacher for today! :)

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Amanda July 11, 2012 at 4:18 pm

That’s actually pretty cool! I probably will be more inclined to actually use their calendar now that I know it will sync!

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Billie July 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I didn’t know this, will come in very handy.

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Marcie W. July 11, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I wasn’t aware of this feature but I always need a reminder before an event or appointment. I usually set up an alert in my phone!

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Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy July 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm

That is a pretty neat function.

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Courtney July 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I didn’t know you could do this!!

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