Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Subscribe Android phone to Facebook calendar/events

What you'll need:
  1. On a non-mobile device, open a browser that supports sending links to your mobile device.
    • I use Firefox, but Chrome and probably Opera have this feature as well.
  2. Navigate to https://www.facebook.com/events/
  3. In the lower right corner of the page you'll see a box with links for "Upcoming Events" and "Birthdays".
  4. Right click on the "Upcoming Events" link and choose the "Send to device" option.
  5. On your phone you should have a notification to open the link. Use it.
  6. Tap and hold on the address bar to copy the address.
  7. Open the ICSx⁵ app
  8. Click the + button
  9. Paste the link into the URL field
  10. You don't need authentication as Facebook provided an api key in the link for you
  11. Finish the process
  12. Depending on the calendar app you use, you may need to enable showing the Facebook Events calendar. 
    • I use Simple Calendar, which required me opening the app's settings to enable the calendar.
  13. You may need to manually refresh the calendar after enabling it. I had to refresh it several times before it showed my events.
Note that if you change your Facebook password, you will have to redo this process as the api key provided in the link from Facebook will become invalid.

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