July 28, 2011

How to Import Facebook Events and Birthdays Into Cozi

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You asked and we made it happen! You can now import your Facebook events and/or friends' birthdays into Cozi! Here's how:

To Import Events:

  • Go to your Facebook page
  • Click Home to get to your Home page
  • Click Events (on the left)
  • Look at the bottom and click Export
  • A message will pop up with a long URL. Copy the entire URL
  • Now open Cozi, and click Calendar
  • Click Set up (in the task bar at the top)
  • Click Internet Calendars
  • Click Add an Internet Calendar
  • Paste the URL from Facebook into the Bar where it lets you add a calendar
  • Click Done

Voila! All the events that you have scheduled in Facebook will now show up in your Cozi family calendar, so you won't have to check them separately on Facebook. (Note: Only events that you have RSVP'd to will show up.)

 To Import Birthdays:

 Go to your Facebook page

  • Click Home to get to your Home page
  • Click Birthdays (usually on the right, but if you have no friends with birthdays coming up, it will be on the left after you click Events)
  • Scroll all the way down to the bottom and click Export Birthdays
  • A message will pop up with a long URL. Copy the entire URL
  • Now open Cozi, and click Calendar
  • Click Set up (in the task bar at the top)
  • Click Internet Calendars
  • Click Add an Internet Calendar
  • Paste the URL from Facebook into the Bar where it lets you add a calendar
  • Click Done

That's it! All your friends' birthdays will now show up in your Cozi calendar, so you can send them good wishes on their big day.

Important: It may take up to an hour for these feeds to show up. So go have a snack, run an errand, then come back, refresh Cozi and see all your Facebook birthdays and events right on your Cozi calendar!

One last thing: If this doesn't work you MAY need to use the same email address in Cozi as you use for your Facebook page, depending on your Facebook privacy settings. Please come back and tell us how this works out for you!

Comments

kathield

That's awesome! Thank you for adding that functionality! Can I suggest that reminders to the facebook messages or even on the wall would be awesome for my teenager? He was just saying that he doens't check email as much as he checks facebook. I suggested that perhaps everytime he checks facebook he should also look at his email, but oh well. Thanks again for your service!

Melanie

VERY cool :)

Elizabeth

You can get email messages to your facebook message box - https://www.facebook.com/about/messages/

basically you have to activate your optional email address and then you will get an email address that is yourname@facebook.com. Just set that up as your teen's email in Cozi and they will get reminders to Facebook!

Meg

I can't seem to get this to work. What could I be doing wrong?

Cozi News

Hi Meg, Sometimes it doesn't work unless the email address in your Cozi account is the same as the email address on your Facebook account. Would you please try changing one of them so they match and see if that helps? Thanks!
Carol at Cozi

Cozi News

Hi everyone,

The Cozi blog is moving!

In order to provide you with a better experience - including threaded comments - we are moving the Cozi blog to a new platform.

If you asked (or have) a question about this post, please go to the new location and ask it there, so we will be sure not to miss it.
(http://www.cozi.com/coziblog)

Thanks!
^The Cozi Team

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