Facebook to Google Calendar

By P. Organisciak Last update Jul 12, 2008 — Installed 20,671 times.

Script Summary: Add Facebook events to your Google Calendar effortlessly. (Last updated: July 12th 2008)

Note: This script has been branched by Strawp at http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/38475. Visit there for a more up-to-date version.

There's a script that I've been waiting on for a while, but nobody thought to make it. Therefore, I took it into my own hands and created the Facebook to Google Calendar Greasemonkey Script.

If you have any problems, let me know! Try turning off your other facebook GM scripts and see if anythings conflicting. Also, check the Javascript Error Console in Firefox (Tools->Error Console) to see if it gives you any errors.

What does it do?

This script adds an "Add to Google Calendar" button in the right hand bar.

July 12th, 2008 - v1.9.0: Rewrote the traversing using JQuery. SHould be more reliable. Not version 2.0 yet, because there's still a few bugs, but at least it works again.
June 16th, 2008 - v1.5.2: Change to the @include syntax, to support Facebook's new fragment identifiers.
June 4th, 2008 - v1.5.1: Fixed again. Thanks to Andrew Lowe for not only informing me, but doing the fix himself!
May 6th, 2008 - v1.5: Fixed after Facebook Chat broke it.
May 25th, 2007 - v1.4: Button move to the right side, under the "Share" and "Export" links. The work for this update was done by Richard Lainchbury (See comments). Thanks Richard!
May 25th, 2007 - v1.3: Fixed the street names! This is especially useful for mapping the location and also,if you get gcal to text message your events to you, having the full address on hand when you go out to your event. Also, some small syntax changes.
May 14th, 2007 - v1.2.7: Some tiny changes with the code. If it was acting odd for you before, this may fix it.
May 4th, 2007 - v1.2.5: Events now open a new window (or, for most of us, tab). Thanks to Zack for the suggestion.
May 1st, 2007 - v1.2: Changed the way the script handles time. No more timezones!
April 12th, 2007 - v1.1: Updated to work with new Facebook interface.

Known Issues:

  • Quotation Marks in the title make it go wonky.
  • Quotation Marks in the title make it go wonky.

I'm currently overloaded with projects, but here's what you can expect from the upcoming version of the script:

  • Better GET support. Rather than stringing a url together, the script will make a proper call. Perhaps a method change in the future?

Thanks to:
Andrew Lowe for writing the update in version 1.5.1
Richard Lainchbury for writing the update in version 1.4
Michael Seiler for his suggestion of button placement and for offering users an alternate version
Zack for the suggestion of opening a new tab