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Add Facebook friends' birthdays to your calendar

by Adam Marks Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:26 am EST

One feature of the PalmOS calendar that has been missing in webOS since Day 1 was the automatically show birthdays and anniversaries from your contacts in your calendar. While this feature is sadly still absent in the latest webOS versions, there is a partial workaround if you have a large circle of friends who are on Facebook and you sync your Google Calendar to your webOS device (or are willing to sync one going forward).

Facebook has a built in process that allows you to create a unique URL that you can add to Google that links back to your friends' birthdays, which also has the benefit of constantly being updated as your friends update their data. To follow the steps below:

  • Log on to Facebook.com
  • On the left-side navigation bar, tap on "Events"
  • On the main Facebook Event section, scroll all the way to the bottom and click the small "Birthdays" link
  • Once the page refreshes with the listing of your friends' birthdays, once again scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click on the "Export Birthdays" link
  • Copy the "webcal://" link that appears in the pop-up dialog box
  • Go to http://www.google.com/calendar
  • On the left-hand side, click the arrow next to the "Other Calendar" listing and choose "Add by URL"
  • Paste in the webcal:// link and press the "Add Calendar" button

This will now add a new "Facebook Friends' Birthdays" calendar to Google that will be added to your webOS device next time it syncs back to Google.

 

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