Easy to import your friends birthdays right from FaceBook to your calendar...

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adding facebook birthdays to my calendar

You mean I can add ALL my FaceBook friends birthdays to my calender?  Why didn’t somebody tell me this sooner?!?!?!?!?


image courtesy of D. Sharon Pruitt and Pink Sherbert Photography

Ok, all my FaceBook guru’s out there, why didn’t you ever tell me this??  I didn’t know I could ADD all my friends birthdays to my calender  (in my case to iCal but it works with your PC calender too)

I don’t know about you, (well yes I do, as most everyone else I know is better than me at this) but I’m not as good at logging into FaceBook as I should be.  

At least not if I want to keep up with what’s going on in my friends lives. Here’s why; this happened to me just the past week.  I missed a good friends birthday DRATS!!!  Her name is AMY SHAIR.  If you haven't met this delightful lady please head over and introduce yourself...  (and convey my sincere apologies for missing her birthday too please)

So I decided I needed to do something to fix this problem.  Now I could make a pledge to ‘log into’ my account everyday OR I could manually add all my friends birthdays to my calender.  Neither of those two options seemed really feasible to me, as #1 knowing me, I’d be sure to miss a few days and #2- adding them manually would take a decade (maybe not a decade as I don’t have a zillion friends on FB but it would take a long time...)

So that’s where this cool feature on FaceBook comes in...  They already have a way to add these dates (and other events too) to your iCal or Outlook Calendar!!

Here’s how it works;

adding facebook birthdays to my calendar

Head to your events page on the left side of your page

adding facebook birthdays to my calendaronce there scroll to the bottom of the page and click on what you want to export

choose from past events, birthdays, or export... (let's use birthdays).


  adding facebook birthdays to my calendar

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on 'export birthdays'

adding facebook birthdays to my calendar

Click on the link that pops up...

adding facebook birthdays to my calendar

Choose the app you want to import to... Done.

That's all there is to it...  Pretty cool right!?!

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One Solid Rock!About the author:  Pamela is a Realtor in Raleigh NC with The St. Peter HomeSelling Team at Prudential YSU Realty serving the Raleigh NC (Triangle & Wake County) area.

"We are a team of passionate North Carolina Real Estate Brokers dedicated to connecting our clients to success in home buying and home selling in the Triangle." Pamela can be reached via email at Pamela@RaleighHomesOnline.com or by calling (919) 645-2522.

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Comments (9)

Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Well now ain't that a dandy little thing?  How cool.  Thanks for always teaching us these tips here in the Rain.

Oct 18, 2011 02:22 AM
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Paula, it sure did work like a charm for me and now I have my friends b/d in my calendar, which I do see on a daily basis! :)

Oct 18, 2011 02:46 AM
Tatyana Makarov
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - South Windsor, CT
Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor

Thanks, Lee & Pamela,

that is a very helpful tip.

Have a great day!

Oct 18, 2011 06:40 AM
Michael Thornton
RadnorLake Video - Nashville, TN
Nashville Area - Photography & Videography

Good afternoon, Lee and Pamela. I will have to check this out. Hopefully, it will work on one of my Mac's...

Oct 18, 2011 09:15 AM
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

Oh, you're so helpful with your tutorials Pam! This looks like a great way to keep up with everyone and I'm bookmarking it to try out a little later. Thanks for always sharing with us and suggested too!

Oct 18, 2011 12:16 PM
Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales

Thanks for sharing a great tip Pamela, and you always make it look sooooo easy.

Oct 18, 2011 01:27 PM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Paula, You are not alone for not checking into Facebook everyday. I may have missed a few birthdays myself. It is a wonderful new tool to have. I will work on this later today. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 19, 2011 01:45 AM
Stanton Homes
Stanton Homes - New Home Builder - Raleigh, NC
Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina

Great tip, Pam.  I'm terrible about checking birthdays in FB every day. 

Oct 19, 2011 02:13 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Thanks for this great tip.  I will do it this morning.


Nov 22, 2011 01:15 AM