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Google Contacts - Adding Birthdays To Calendar Automatically

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I was wondering if there is a way to sync and/or automatically add birthdays, anniversaries, etc of my Google Contacts to my Google Calendar.

 

Lately, I have been entering a lot of key dates about my contacts into my Google Contacts. Then, I have to go into Google Calendar to set a reminder. I would love to skip the double entry (and help aleviate human error). Is there a way that Contacts and Calendar can work together and set a reminder automatically, or more efficiently than the double entry method for these key dates? Or alternatively, is there a way to get a notification or email that a key date is approaching?

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Re: Google Contacts - Adding Birthdays To Calendar Automatically

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Hi @Tracey Banning,

 

Yes, you can do all of these things. 

 

Adding birthdays from contacts to Google Calendar:

 

  • Go to the Google Calendar page by clicking on the cogwheel button (top right hand side) and selecting Settings.
  • Go to the "Calendar" tab.
  • Click on Browse interesting calendars in the other calender section.
  • Go to the More tab.
  • Look for the calendar called contact's birthdays and events, and subscribe.

 

Getting notifications from Google Calendar:

 

You can choose whether to have notifications for events, and whether you want to get notifications over email or in your browser.

 

  1. Open Google Calendar on your computer.
  2. Go to settings (click on the cogwheel button top right hand side and selecting Settings).
  3. At the top of the page, click the Calendars tab.
  4. Next to your calendar's name, click Edit notifications.
  5. Click Add notification or edit an existing notification.
  6. At the bottom of the page, click Save.

Note: To get notifications on your computer, you need to have Google Calendar open in your browser.

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

 

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Re: Google Contacts - Adding Birthdays To Calendar Automatically

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Hi @Tracey Banning,

 

Yes, you can do all of these things. 

 

Adding birthdays from contacts to Google Calendar:

 

  • Go to the Google Calendar page by clicking on the cogwheel button (top right hand side) and selecting Settings.
  • Go to the "Calendar" tab.
  • Click on Browse interesting calendars in the other calender section.
  • Go to the More tab.
  • Look for the calendar called contact's birthdays and events, and subscribe.

 

Getting notifications from Google Calendar:

 

You can choose whether to have notifications for events, and whether you want to get notifications over email or in your browser.

 

  1. Open Google Calendar on your computer.
  2. Go to settings (click on the cogwheel button top right hand side and selecting Settings).
  3. At the top of the page, click the Calendars tab.
  4. Next to your calendar's name, click Edit notifications.
  5. Click Add notification or edit an existing notification.
  6. At the bottom of the page, click Save.

Note: To get notifications on your computer, you need to have Google Calendar open in your browser.

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

 

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@J Clemens Sounds very easy. I couldn't get it to work on the Android Google Calendar app,  so I will have to try it out on the PC once I actually have a few minutes at my desk. (I can't wait to try it out.)

 

Thanks for the step by step instructions. 

 

Take care.

 

Tracet

 

 

 

 

Google Contacts - Adding Birthdays To Calendar Automatically

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I am also looking for the same issue.

 

Google Contacts - Adding Birthdays To Calendar Automatically

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This solution does not work for the Birthday calendar.

Google Contacts - Adding Birthdays To Calendar Automatically

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This thread is several months old. Posting onto other people's threads are not ideal. 

 

Please make a new thread with your specific help inquiry needs listed. 

 

Thanks.

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