How To Subscribe To Google Calendars To Save Time
By: Lori Thayer
Find yourself busy with events, webinars, play dates and more? If can be difficult to keep the calendar straight for all these events, especially when you are creating calendar entries for someone else's events. In this article I'll show you how to subscribe to google calendars to save time and know all the details.
I've recently renewed my love for subscribing to other people's calendars. I am attending a lot of webinars lately to further my education regarding my online business. There are often multiple webinars available each day and they are hard to keep track of.
The company I work with, the Daily Marketing Coach, "DMC", allows members to subscribe to their calendar of events via iCal and Google Calendars.
This is a huge time saver for me and I bet for you as well. Let me show you why and how to set it up.
How To Save Time When You Subscribe To Google Calendars
- No need to create calendar entries for each event you want to attend
- No need to create reminders – in google calendar you can set default reminder and notification setting for each calendar you subscribe to. This is very convenient when you subscribe to several calendars but don't only want event notifications for one.
- Get event updates automatically. If the event is cancelled or the time is changed your calendar entry will automatically reflect this change. No need for you to do anything. (YES!)
How To Subscribe To Google Calendars
Set up a google calendar. If you've already done this, skip to the next step. Otherwise visit my article, "How To Set Up A Shared Online Family Calendar On Google" for step by step directions on setting up your google calendar.
Find Calendars To Subscribe To
You may already have seem some calendars you can subscribe to. If they have a link next to the calendar like the one shown here you simply need to click the button. On the google calendar page, confirm that you want to subscribe.
Alternately you can add calendars via the Google Calendar interface. Simple click the arrow to the right of "Other calendars", shown below.
The first option is "Add a friend's calendar". If a friend is sharing their calendar publicly you can subscribe to it.
The second option is to "Browse Interesting Calendars". Under this option you can subscribe to holidays for different countries, the schedule of your favorite sports team or other items like the phases of the moon.
You may find you most often use the Add by URL option. Any calendar that can be subscribed to in another application (like iCal) can be subscribed to with Google Calendars. Visit this google help page to find instructions on how to find the URL to subscribe to.
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