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More uses for iCalendar feeds - How to add Facebook Birthdays and Events into Lotus Notes

Mat Newman  May 17 2012 12:33:04
Just worked out how to get Facebook birthdays and events into my Lotus Notes calendar using an iCalendar feed ... here's how to do it:

1. Log into facebook, choose Events, then choose the drop-down and select birthdays:
Add Facebook to Lotus Notes Calendar Step 1

2. Go back to the drop-down and choose "Export Birthdays"
Add Facebook to Lotus Notes Calendar Step 2

3. In the "Export Birthdays" dialog, highlight and copy the link
Add Facebook to Lotus Notes Calendar Step 3

4. Back into Lotus Notes Calendar, choose the "Add Calendar" option and paste the link from step 3
Add Facebook to Lotus Notes Calendar Step 4

5. Facebook birthdays now in your Lotus Notes calendar
Add Facebook to Lotus Notes Calendar Step 5


You can also add Facebook Events you have subscribed to using the same steps, just choose "Upcoming Events" at step 1.

Adding Facebook calendar entries to Lotus Notes ... easy! Enjoy :-)


Comments

1Steve Hooper  05/17/2012 13:19:14  
Gotta love the Add Calendar function.

Thanks Mat. As long as I don't get alarms for them, this will be handy.

Cheers

Steve

2Craig Davies  05/17/2012 17:10:31  
More uses for iCalendar feeds - How to add Facebook Birthdays and Events into Lotus Notes

So no more excuses for you then..

3Rainer Brandl  05/17/2012 21:54:17  
More uses for iCalendar feeds - How to add Facebook Birthdays and Events into Lotus Notes

Hi Mat,

thanks for all you tips and tricks... Best regards from Austria and cu @ LS13

Rainer

4Adam Brown  05/18/2012 20:24:15  
More uses for iCalendar feeds - How to add Facebook Birthdays and Events into Lotus Notes

This one Is worthy of a Kudos Badge Mat! Great idea.

You will have to wait a week or so for Kudos Thanks to be launched to get that badge though!

5Stephan H. Wissel  05/20/2012 0:51:23  
More uses for iCalendar feeds - How to add Facebook Birthdays and Events into Lotus Notes

Next stop:

Actually showing the birthdays from your local contacts?

6Kyle Hartigan  06/04/2012 15:46:57  
More uses for iCalendar feeds - How to add Facebook Birthdays and Events into Lotus Notes

This is great mat, question is there a way to make them a all day event ??

7Mat Newman

06/07/2012 15:21:14  No, you can’t reformat the feed

@6, Kyle: The iCalendar feed comes from the supplier, so they determine the settings for the calendar entries. According to the standard, they could mark the entry as an event, but it's up to the provider to modify those settings.

Mat Newman IBM Champion

8Thilo Hamberger  06/12/2012 23:33:59  
More uses for iCalendar feeds - How to add Facebook Birthdays and Events into Lotus Notes

@5: Look here: { Link }

I tried with 8.5.2, but it didn't show up. Maybe you have more luck.

9Brent  07/03/2012 22:41:39  
More uses for iCalendar feeds - How to add Facebook Birthdays and Events into Lotus Notes

Nice Tip! I've checked "View this calendar when offline or on a mobile device". This allows me to access the dates via Lotus Traveler on my phone.

However, the feed only seems to update when I open then close my calendar on the Notes PC client.

Have you found a way to force the iCalendar feed to update in Notes automatically?

10robert  07/28/2014 18:20:09  
More uses for iCalendar feeds - How to add Facebook Birthdays and Events into Lotus Notes

It's very good article, I have problem about Facebook and Lotus Note in Calendar. And you explain thoroughly and easily understood for me. Thank you very much.

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