See your Google Calendar in Outlook

By importing a snapshot of your Google calendar into Outlook, you can see it alongside other calendars in the Outlook Calendar View. To keep the imported calendar up-to-date, subscribe to the Google Calendar in Outlook. If you don’t, the only way to update it will be to import another, more current snapshot.

Subscribe to your Google Calendar

An Internet Calendar (iCal) Subscription keeps your Outlook copy of your Google Calendar up-to-date.

  1. Log in to your Google Calendar account.
  2. In the left column, under Calendars, click the arrow button next to the calendar that you want to add to Outlook as an Internet Calendar Subscription and then select Calendar settings.

google calendar settings

  1. Under Private Address, click ICAL.

google calendar - create private ical

  1. Right-click the Internet Web address that appears, and then in click Copy shortcut in the shortcut menu.

 Note   Don’t click the link. If you do, the calendar will open in Outlook as a Calendar Snapshot and won’t be updated.

google calendar - copy private link

  1. In Outlook, click File > Account Settings > Account Settings.
  2. On the Internet Calendars tab, click New.

new internet calendar

  1. Paste the Internet Web address you copied in step 4, by pressing CTRL+V, and click Add.

internet calendar subscription

  1. In the Folder Name box, type the name of the calendar as you want it to appear in Outlook, and then click OK.

internet calendar subscription options

When you start Outlook, it checks Google Calendar for updates and downloads any changes. If you keep Outlook open, it also periodically checks for and downloads updates. (Google Calendar tells Outlook how often to check for updates).

 Note   Changes you make in Outlook aren’t sent to your Google Calendar. To update your Google calendar, open Google Calendar from a browser.

Import a calendar from Google Calendar

  1. Log in to your Google Calendar account.
  2. In the left column, under Calendars, click the arrow next to the calendar you want to import into Outlook, and then click Calendar Settings.

google calendar settings

  1. Under Private Address, click ICAL.

google calendar - create private ical

  1. In the Calendar Address dialog box, click the Internet Web address of the calendar.

google calendar - calendar address box

  1. When prompted, click Open to import the calendar into Outlook.

google calendar - open calendar from internet explorer

The calendar opens in side-by-side view in the Outlook Calendar. It’s also added to the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes buttons for the Mail, Calendar, and Tasks views and the folders within each view. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.) in Calendar view, under Other Calendars.

imported google calendar side-yb-side in outlook

 Note   The imported calendar is a static snapshot. To update it, you need to subscribe to it or repeat this procedure to import a copy of the most current version of your calendar in Google Calendar.

 
 
Applies to:
Outlook 2013