How to sync your Google Calendar with Outlook on a PC, Mac computer, or Outlook.com

You can sync your Google Calendar to Outlook on a Mac or PC. 

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You can sync your Google Calendar to Outlook on a Mac or PC.

If you use Outlook and Google calendars to manage your life, syncing them is critical to avoiding conflicts and ensuring you don’t miss planned events or calls. 

How you add a Google Calendar to your Outlook account depends on what platform you’re using. You can import your calendar, add your entire Google account to your Microsoft desktop app, or add a calendar while logged into your Outlook account. 

If you want to sync your Google Calendar to Outlook, here are three ways to do it.

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How to sync your Google Calendar on Outlook.com 

1. Open Google Calendar.

2. In the left-hand column, hover over the calendar you want to add to Outlook.

3. Click the three dots beside the calendar.

4. Select “Settings and sharing.”

You can only add one Google Calendar to Outlook at a time, though you can sync as many as you want. 

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You can only add one Google Calendar to Outlook at a time, though you can sync as many as you want.

 

5. On the Settings page, scroll to the “Integrate calendar” section

6. Copy the “Secret address in iCal format” link.

This link will be pasted into Outlook. 

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This link will be pasted into Outlook.

7. Log in to Outlook.com and click the calendar icon in the left sidebar. 

This icon will be to the left of your Inbox folders list. 

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This icon will be to the left of your Inbox folders list.

8. Click “Add calendar.” 

9. Choose “Subscribe from the web” in the left-hand column. 

10. Paste the “Secret address in iCal format” link.

11. Title the calendar and then click “Import.” 

If you don't title the calendar you won't be able to import it. 

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If you don’t title the calendar you won’t be able to import it.

How to sync your Google Calendar on Outlook for Windows

1. Go to https://calendar.google.com

2. Click on the gear icon in the upper-right. 

You can find this option in the upper-right next to your profile icon and the month dropdown. 

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You can find this option in the upper-right next to your profile icon and the month dropdown.

3. Select “Settings” from the drop-down menu that appears. 

4. Choose “Import & Export” in the left sidebar. 

5. Select “Export” to download a zipped .ics file of your Calendar content. 

A downloading link should appear at the bottom of your browser screen. 

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A downloading link should appear at the bottom of your browser screen.

6. Launch Microsoft Outlook. 

7. Click “File” in the upper menu bar. 

8. Select Open & Export from the left sidebar. 

9. Click the “Import/Export” option.

The third icon down features green and blue arrows. 

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The third icon down features green and blue arrows.

10. In the pop-up window that appears, click “Import an iCalendar (.ics) or vCalendar file (.vcs)” before selecting “Next.”

This is the file format that matches your Google Calendar download. 

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This is the file format that matches your Google Calendar download.

11. In the file window, locate and select the zipped folder you downloaded for Google Calendar before clicking “Open.” 

12. Choose “Import” in the window that appears to bring your Google Calendar items into your Microsoft Calendar. You can also choose to create a new calendar in Outlook. 

Your Google Calendar will not be visible in Microsoft Outlook. 

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Your Google Calendar will not be visible in Microsoft Outlook.

How to sync your Google Calendar on Outlook for Mac

1. Launch Microsoft Outlook. 

2. Click on “Outlook” in the top toolbar.

3. Select “Preferences” from the drop-down menu. 

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This option will be directly beneath “About Outlook.”

4. Choose “Accounts.” 

This section stores all the accounts you have connected to Outlook. 

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This section stores all the accounts you have connected to Outlook.

5. Click on the “+” icon at the bottom of the left sidebar.

This will let you add or create a new account. 

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This will let you add or create a new account.

6. Select “New Account.” 

7. In the login window that appears, enter the Gmail account associated with the Google Calendar you want to sync then press “Continue.”  

The email doesn't have to be associated with Microsoft Outlook. 

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The email doesn’t have to be associated with Microsoft Outlook.

8. Choose “Continue” to authorize your Gmail account to be synced to the Microsoft Cloud. 

9. A new browser window will open with a list of your Google Accounts. Select the email account you want to sync to Outlook. 

Choose the Google account you want to sync. 

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Choose the Google account you want to sync.

1o. On the next page, click “Allow” to authorize Microsoft Apps & Services to have access to your Google Calendar. 

11. Select “Open Microsoft Account” in the pop-up window that appears. 

12. Click “Done” after your account has been added. 

13. Click the Calendar icon at the bottom of Outlook’s left sidebar to see your Google Calendar events in your Microsoft Calendar. 

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