Sync your calendar with computer programs

You can get your Google Calendar events with other computer applications, like Outlook.

Important: As part of a recent security enhancement update, the Google Calendar settings page has been improved to ensure that the secret address is now displayed in the hidden format. By July 1, 2021, we're going to reset the secret address for all calendars that are shared with other applications. If you're using the secret address to view the calendar in other applications, like Microsoft Outlook or Apple Calendar, you'll need to update them with the new secret address to allow continued access.

Sync or view your calendar

There are two ways to view your Google Calendar in another calendar application. You can add your calendar to view in another application, and some applications will also let you edit events.

Sync your Google Calendar (view & edit)

With some calendar applications, you can sync your calendar using your Google Account. This means you can add and edit events from either Google Calendar or your other application. 

  1. Open your other calendar application.
  2. Look for an option to add another account. This might be in "Settings" or "Preferences."
  3. Use “Sign in with Google” to start the process of giving access to your Google Account. If you use 2-step verification with your account, you'll have to enter an app password.
  4. Follow the steps to add your Google Account.
Get your calendar (view only)

If your calendar application doesn't have a full sync option, or if you want a read-only view of one calendar, you can sync your calendar to the application using a link to iCal.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings and then Settings.
  3. On the left panel, under “Settings for my calendars,” click the name of the calendar you want to use.
  4. Click Integrate calendar.
  5. In the "Secret address in iCal format" section, copy the link.
  6. Paste the link as directed by your other calendar application.

Important: Only you should know the Secret address for your calendar. Do not share this address with other people. If you accidentally shared your calendar's Secret address, click Reset to create a new Secret address.

I can't find "Secret Address"

If you're using a Google Account for work, school, or other organization, your admin might've changed the sharing settings for your calendar. If you can't find the Secret address, ask your admin for help.

About Calendar addresses

Secret address

The Secret address lets you view your calendar in other applications, like Outlook or Apple Calendar. If you want to let someone else view your calendar, you can share your calendar.

Note: You should not give your Secret address to other people. If you accidentally shared your Secret Address, click Reset to invalidate the old address and create a new one.

Public address

The "Public address" is for sharing publicly, but the "Secret address" below it isn't meant to be shared with anyone. Learn more about the Public address.

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