How many times have you missed important dates like a friend’s birthday? Well its not rare, with the work life balance being so difficult to balance lately, we tend to miss important dates like friend’s birthdays. Well most of the times our friends are connected to us via Internet and social networking platforms like Orkut, Google Buzz, Facebook etc.. Well In this article I will share a small tutorial which will save you from missing important birthdays. In this tutorial, I will guide you how you can add you Orkut Friend’s birthdays, Facebook friend’s Birthdays and Google Contact’s birthdays to your Google Calendar.
I will explain all these three methods one by one, the are fairly simple and won’t take more than 5 minutes of your time to follow all three of them:
Add Facebook Calendar and Events to Google Calendar
Step 1: Log into your Facebook account and click on the “See All” link next to your “Upcoming Events” section on the top right hand side of the the Facebook home page as shown below.
Step 2: Click on the “Export Events” link on the Events page as show below. This will show a pop-up window with the URL(or link) to your Facebook Calendar. right click on this URL or link and copy this URL.
Step 3: Log into your Google Calendar and click on the Add link in the other calendar sections on the left bottom of the calendar window. From the options, click “Add by URL”. An add URL pop-up window will appear, paste the URL which you copied from Facebook Events page pop-up in step 2, and click Add Calendar.
This is it, your Facebook Calendar is now added to your Google Calendar as you can see it listed under the other calendars on your Google Calendar sidebar.
Add Orkut Birthday Calendar to Google Calendar
Its very simple to add your Orkut Calendar to your Google Calendar when you use the same Google account for your Orkut and your calendar. To add the same, simply log into your Google Calendar, just copy paste the below link into the address bar of your browser:
It will ask you to confirm to add your Orkut Birthdays Calendar to your Google Calendar, just confirm and it will be added to your Other calendars as shown below. Thanks to Labnol for this trick.
Add Google Contacts Birthday Calendar to Google Calendar
Step 1: While you are logged into your Google Calendar account, click on the Add link under the Other Calendars and select the option called “Browse Interesting Calendars”
Step 2: Click “More” tab on this page and click subscribe to show your Google Contact’s Birthday calendar in your Google Calendar.
This is it. Hope you never miss another Birthday again ! Please let us know your thoughts and suggestion about this tutorials and share your valuable comments with us.