How To Import Events Using An ICS or iCal Feed URL

Timely’s Calendar allows you to import feeds from Timely and other calendars (Google, iCal, Outlook, etc.).

Calendar programs allow you to export what is called an iCalendar (.ics or iCal) feed URL. This feed URL contains event data (like times, dates, location, title, description, and time zone) in a standard format. This let’s different calendar systems share information. Once you have obtained an .ics file or URL from a calendar, you will need to add this to your Calendar.

What to look for?

Most calendars that can share their feeds will have a button that says either subscribe, export or share. Look for these keywords. Copy the url into the import feeds section of your calendar for a synced import or download the file to do a one time import.


Additionally you can consult your software’s documentation on how to export an .ics file. Here are some examples:

How do I Import an ICS Feed URL?

Start by clicking on the green plus icon

Adding the .ics Feed URL

  1. Go to your calendar dashboard and click on the left menu item Import. Then click on the green plus icon

2. Enter the name of the feed and paste the URL of your .ics file in the FEED URL field.

You can automatically assign the feed to one of our categories or tags, when you are done make sure to click Import!

The feed will refresh hourly and will pick up new events being added to the original calendar.

See examples of how to import events from other sources.