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Learn how to integrate Forecast with Google Calendar

Time to read: 6 minutes 

 

Main Takeaways:

  • Setting up the calendar
  • Forecast functionality

Setup

Step 1: Go to the integration page in your admin panel, or click here.
step up step 1

 

Step 2: Click Activate

activate

 

Step 3: Go to My Profile, or click here.

 

Step 4: Scroll to Calendar integration

step 4-2

 

Step 5: Copy your unique iCal link

forecast_calendar-url

 

Step 6: Move to Google Calendar

 

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Step 1: Click the + button next to My calendars in Google Calendar, and select From URL

forecast_gcalendar
 

Step 2: Insert the iCal link from Forecast into URL of calendar

forecast_gcalendar-url

Your assigned tasks from Forecast should now show up in your Google Calendar.

Tip: You can enable/disable calendars from your view by clicking the calendar names in the sidebar.

 

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Step 1: Click the button next to Other calendars in Google Calendar, and select Add by URL

GoogleCalendar_addbyurl

 

Step 2: Insert the iCal link from Forecast into URL

GoogleCalendar_calendar-url2

Your assigned tasks from Forecast should now show up in your Google Calendar.

 

Tip: You can enable/disable calendars from your view by clicking the calendar names in the sidebar.

Forecast Tasks in Google Calendar

After you have successfully integrated your calendar with Forecast you will immediately
notice a few things. Your tasks are now displayed on your calendar.

Once your tasks from Forecast are shown up in your Google Calendar, you can :

1. See main task information such as the task ID , the task name and the project that belongs to

2. Click on a task and select to open the actual task and register time. You can also see the description of the task if you have added it.

                        GIF tasks GC 

Note: The start & end date of a task will define the period of time that the task will run in your calendar.

 

How to remove Forecast from your Google Calendar

If you wish to remove Forecast from your Google calendar then follow the steps below:

Step 1: Scroll down to Other Calendars and find Forecast

Step 2: You can either remove the check mark to disable the display of the tasks or completely remove Forecast by clicking on the burger menu, go to Settings and select Unsubscribe from the Remove Calendar section

                        GIF Remove calendar

Tips : From the settings you can also rename your Forecast calendar, change the permissions, enable and manage notifications.

 

PLEASE NOTE : Deactivating the Google Calendar integration in your Forecast account does NOT remove Forecast from your Google Calendar.

 

 

 

 

See also Calendar Integration: Book meetings