I’m using Google+ quite a bit lately so I forget to look at Facebook and see my friends’ birthdays. Even if you aren’t using Google+, calendars are great for planning upcoming events and Facebook doesn’t put upcoming birthdays in a nice calendar format. Fortunately Facebook provides us with a link usingthe webcal standard allow you to bring all your friends’ birthdays into Google Calendar. I’m focusing on Google Calendar here but same techniques should work for other programs such as Apple iCal and Microsoft Outlook.
Next, at the bottom of the Events page, click on the Birthdays link.
A page showing all your Friends and their birthdays will show up. Scroll all the way to the bottom and click Export Birthdays.
A dialog box will pop up showing the webcal address to all the birthdays. Right click on the link and click Copy Link Address (different but similar wording in IE or Firefox).
Next, go to Google Calendar and the bottom of the left hand column click Add. Then Add by URL.
In the dialog that pops up, paste in the webcal URL you copied in the previous step. Then click Add Calendar.
After a pause of a few seconds or so you should see a new calendar called Friends Birthdays in your list of calendars on the right. You can page through your calendar and you should see all your friends and the day they were born. You can click on the colored drop down to the right of the calendar name to customize the colors or hide.
That’s it! Now if you want another calendar for you Facebook events, go back to Facebook and use the same process except use the export link at the bottom of the Events page.