How to Add a Google Calendar to Outlook

This tutorial explains step by step how to add your Google Calendar so that it’s accessible from within Microsoft Outlook.

  1. First up, sign in to your Google Calendar, click the Settings button (the one that looks like a gear) in the upper-right corner of the page and select Settings from the list of options.
  2. the Google Calendar Settings button

  3. Select the calendar you want to access from within Outlook from the list in the Settings for my calendars section.
  4. a list of Google Calendars

  5. Look for the line titled Secret address in iCal format and then click the Copy button at the end of that line Note: the Copy button is the one that looks like two pieces of paper on top of each other.
  6. an arrow pointing to the copy button next to a hidden URL for Google Calendar

  7. Open up Outlook and select File from the menu bar.
  8. the Microsoft Outlook File menu

  9. Click the Account Settings button and select Account Settings… from the drop-down list.
  10. an arrow pointing to the Account Settings button in Outlook

  11. Select the Internet Calendars tab and click the New… button.
  12. an arrow pointing to a button titled New

  13. Paste the ICAL URL (the one you copied in step #3) and click the Add button.
  14. pasting the URL for a Google Calendar into Outlook

  15. Enter a Folder Name: in the provided space (something descriptive will probably be helpful but ultimately it doesn’t matter what you name it), then click OK.
  16. the MS Outlook Add a New Calendar page

  17. Confirm your newly added calendar is listed in the Internet Calendar panel and then click the Close button.
  18. an arrow pointing to a Close button

  19. Now open your Outlook Calendar.
  20. an arrow pointing to the Calendar button in Outlook

  21. Ta-da! Your Google Calendar will now be listed in the Other Calendars section. That’s it – you’re all done!
  22. a Google Calendar being displayed within Microsoft Outlook
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