How to view your Google Calendar in Outlook 2019 / 365 ?


Last updated: February 2019

Here is a question we got from one of our readers:

I am right now in the process of installing Outlook 365 software on my new computer. I also use a web version Google Calendar to manage my personal calendar. Probably a great idea to use Outlook to access both calendars? If so, i would like to ask you if there is a way to view Google calendar in Outlook and probably keep them in Sync?

Thanks for the question. Keeping your schedules in sync might be quite challenging if using several calendar management tools.

In this post, we would like to cover the most common use case of Outlook users, which is a one direction access between Outlook and Google (Outlook becomes the one-stop solution to access your meetings/appointments entries; but you can continue to update your Google Calendar as you see fit, as those will be synced into Outlook.

Syncing your G-Calendar in Outlook

  • Log into your Google Account, Open Google Calendar.
  • In My calendar list, select the particular calendar drop down box and click Calendar Settings.

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  • Select ICAL in the Private Address.

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  • Copy your ICAL link (hit Control + C) . Now hit Enter.
  • Next open Outlook, click on File and select Account Settings
  • Now select Account Settings again.
  • Navigate to the Internet Calendars section.
  • Hit New.
  • Now paste (hit Control + D) the URL of your Google Internet Calendar that you previously copied.
  • Hit Add
  • Click Open Calendar, browse to the your calendar file.
  • Done! your calendar is now visible in Outlook.

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Note: Support for Internet Calendar is still not available as of Outlook 2019 for MAC OS X.

Bi-directional Sync Google Cal and Outlook

Couple of more advanced solutions that you might want to try if you are an advanced user:

  1. This freely available sync tool allows you to sync your calendars. Note that both one or bi directional updates are available. Support for Office 2019 seems not available at this point.
  2. Using Microsoft Flow, you are able to set up an ongoing sync between GMail calendar and Outlook.com (which you are able to easily access via Outlook 365/2019). The caveat here is that you’ll need Outlook.com to sync up the accounts.

Questions? Feel free to leave us a comment.

 

 

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