Import / Export Gmail Calendar

Import events from iCalendar or CSV files

1. Click the down-arrow next to Other calendars

iCalendar events calendar

2. Select Import calendar

Gmail import calendar tool

3. Click Choose file and find the file that contains your events, then click Open.

4. Select the Google Calendar where you'd like to import events, then click Import.

Please note that recurring events may not be recognized when importing events from CSV files. In this case, individual items will be created for recurring events that fall between the dates you've selected.

Export your calendar

1. In the “My calendar” list on the left side of the page, move your mouse over the calendar you'd like to export from.

Gmail calendar

2. You'll see a drop-down arrow appear next to the calendar name. Click the drop-down arrow and select Calendar settings. (Alternatively, click the drop-down arrow next to My calendars and select Settings, then click the appropriate calendar from the list.)

3. Click the ICAL button in the 'Private Address' section at the bottom of the page, and click the displayed URL.

iCal private address location and button

4. Save the exported file to the desired folder on your computer.

If you receive a 'Feed Processing Error' message when exporting events, please make sure you're using your calendar's private iCalendar address ('Private Address'). You can only use your calendar's public iCalendar address ('Calendar Address') to export events when your calendar is publicly shared. Learn how to share your calendar with others.

Exporting content from all calendars in your 'My calendars' list

1. Click the drop-down arrow next to My calendars and choose Settings.

Gmail calendar

2. On the Calendar Settings page, click the Export calendars link at the bottom of the My Calendars section. Keep in mind that you won't be able to bulk export calendars in your Other Calendars list (for example, public calendars you've added to your list, shared calendars with 'view' access only, etc.)

3. In the resulting compressed folder, you'll see an ICS file for each of the calendars you have permission to 'Make changes and manage sharing' for.


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