How to integrate your Facebook events with Doodle

January 3, 2013

Integrating your Facebook events in Doodle can have two major advantages:

  • You get reminded of events you might want or plan to attend while scheduling.
  • You prevent scheduling some other event/meeting when one of your Facebook events takes place.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Register for a (free!) Doodle account, if you don’t have one yet: http://doodle.com/open.
  2. Visit your Facebook events list: https://www.facebook.com/events/list.
  3. Click on the cogwheel in the upper right corner and select “Export”.
  4. Choose either your friends’ birthdays or upcoming events (or both, if you wish), right-click on the respective link and choose “copy link address”.
  5. Visit the calendar settings in your Doodle account: https://doodle.com/mydoodle/manageAccount.html#calendars.
  6. Paste the link you copied above into the “calendar feed URLs” textfield.
  7. Make sure to replace the “webcal:” at the very beginning of the URL with “http:”.
  8. Click “Add”.

From now on, whenever you create a new scheduling poll or participate in a poll, you can choose to use the calendar view and have your Facebook events displayed.

Please let us know if you use this feature or if some other form of Facebook integration might make sense for you.

8 Responses to “How to integrate your Facebook events with Doodle”

  1. Heather Says:

    Is there a way to make a doodle poll on fb? I want to use doodle to help schedule my 10 year class reunion, but there’s no way I want to track down everyone’s email address and enter them into doodle. If there was a way to use it on fb and just post the poll on our Class of ’03 fb page, life would be so much easier.

  2. Helen Vince Says:

    What I need is a way to allow a specific FB group to use an online scheduler, so we can arrange different meets in different rooms on the same day, if that makes sense.

    So rather than export a FB event into Doodle – I need to import a Doodle planner thing into FB!

  3. inturico Says:

    Helen, Heather: Would it work for you to just post a Doodle link to the respective FB group?

  4. Heather Says:

    Aren’t doodle links specific to the people emailed? I.e. I tried making a poll and sending it to myself, with the thought that I might be able to then use the link it sends me to post on fb for everyone to respond, but the email said that it was a specific link and couldn’t be shared. Am I missing where we get a general link? I think that it could work for me if I just posted a link to the fb group page.

    • inturico Says:

      Heather — if you invite from Doodle, the link is specific for these people. However, if you don’t invite from Doodle, Doodle will provide you with a generic link that you can just send out or post to a bunch of people.

  5. Nikolay Says:

    Hi everybody, hi Doodle managers,
    All this is great, however ideally what we want is that the Doodle sheduling page (time table, calander etc.) appears as an image visible directly in a Facebook group, and upon clikcking on it, the sheduling page opens in the same browser window (as facebook images do) without need of explicit log in. I am not sure that pasting a Doodle link in a Facebook group will do as much.
    Best


  6. I was hoping doodle would pull in my friends list to send invites.


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