Sync with Google Calendar: How to Import & Export

Learn how to import and export your calendar and sync it with Google Calendar.

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Had enough of bouncing between calendars, trying to stay on top of your bookings and responsibilities? If so, there’s a simple fix: sync your calendars.

When you sync with Google Calendar, you can merge your to-dos and bookings from both platforms, leaving the calendar juggling behind.

And the best part? It’s a breeze to do and we’ll walk you through it step by step. 

How Calendar Works’s calendar system is a tool for hosts to manage their rental’s availability and bookings. 

When you create a listing, you can mark which dates are available for booking and which are not. Then, when a guest books a date, it’s automatically blocked off on the calendar to prevent double bookings. 

You can also sync’s calendar with external ones like Google Calendar and receive notifications for new bookings, changes, or cancellations. calendar

Let’s say you get a booking through your website or another booking site. With syncing, those booked dates get blocked off on too, without you having to lift a finger. 

Having all your calendars synced also gives you a clear view of your availability. You can see at a glance which dates are booked and which ones are open, without jumping between different calendars.

Now, to set up this connection, you can use iCalendar or iCal links. Google Calendar and all major listing sites including, Airbnb, Vrbo, and others support this format, so you can easily sync your calendars across platforms.

So, let’s dive into how to get your link and add a link from another platform to Import Calendar (Instructions)

If you want to import another calendar such as Google Calendar into, just do the following:

  1. Log in to your Extranet account
  2. Go to “Rates & Availability” and click on “Calendar” or “Calendar & Pricing,” depending on your dashboard
  3. Find the “Sync Calendars” option and select it
  4. Click on “Add Calendar Connection” and paste the link from the third-party calendar you want to import reservations from
  5. Give the connection a name and click “Next step”
  6. If you don’t want to export the URL right away, choose “Skip Export”
  7. Return to the Extranet and select “Done” Export Calendar (Instructions)

You can get your iCal link that you can import into other platforms at any time. Here’s how:

  1. Sign in to the Extranet
  2. Navigate to “Rates & Availability” and then to “Calendar”, or just choose “Calendar & Pricing” if your dashboard displays that option
  3. Click “Sync Calendars”
  4. Select “Add Calendar Connection”, then scroll and pick “Skip This Step”
  5. Tap “Copy Link”
  6. Decide whether to export just booked dates or both booked and closed dates under “Export Options”
  7. Head back to the Extranet and click “Done”

How to Sync with Google Calendar

To sync and Google Calendar, you need to import the Google Calendar link into and vice versa. This way, you establish a two-way communication, so both platforms are in sync.

How to Sync Airbnb Calendar with Google Calendar

Let’s go over the steps for syncing with Google Calendar.

Add Google Calendar to 

  1. Go to Google Calendar
  2. Under “My Calendars,” select the calendar you want to sync 
  3. Click the three dots next to that calendar and choose “Settings and Sharing”
  4. Scroll down to “Integrate Calendar” and copy the iCal link
  5. Go to and follow the instructions for importing a link

Add to Google Calendar

  1. Follow the instructions for exporting iCal URL
  2. Open Google Calendar
  3. Locate the “Other” calendars section on the left sidebar and select the “+” button
  4. Click “From URL” 
  5. Paste the link into the URL field
  6. Select “Add calendar”


As you can see, syncing with Google Calendar is really simple and won’t take up much of your time at all.

Just head to, copy its URL, paste it into Google Calendar, and then do the same with Google Calendar’s iCal. It’s that easy.

And guess what? 

With these importing and exporting steps, you can also sync your calendar with other listing sites like Airbnb, Vrbo, and Expedia.

If you’re interested in giving it a go, then be sure to check out our tutorials for importing and exporting links from these platforms:

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