Integrating Your Google & ShootQ Calendars

You can sync up your ShootQ and Google calendars so that events on one calendar will appear on the other.

Sharing your ShootQ Calendar with Google

To have items from your ShootQ calendar appear on your Google calendar, navigate to Calendar > Subscribe. This will show you the various calendar feeds in your account. You can subscribe to your booked shoots, leads, bookings by user, and birthday/anniversaries. 

First, choose Google Calendar on the left side. Then click the 'Subscribe' button next to the calendar feed for which you would like to subscribe and copy the URL that appears. For example, if I want to subscribe to my booked shoots from my Portraits Plus brand, I'd click the button indicated below.




On your Google calendar click the Down arrow next to 'Other Calendars and select 'Add By URL'. Paste the URL into the appropriate field.





Now your Google calendar will update whenever you update your ShootQ calendar. NOTE: Google only updates their calendars a few times a day so the changes will not be reflected immediately.




Sharing your Google Calendar with ShootQ

You can also have events on your Google calendar appear on your ShootQ calendar. First, under My Calendars in Google, click the Arrow icon next to the calendar your would like to feed into ShootQ. Then click 'Calendar Settings'.




In the Calendar Settings, click the green ICAL button next to 'Private Address' and copy the URL that appears. Do not select the ICAL button next to 'Calendar Address'.

NOTE TO GOOGLE APPS USERS: If you don't see this Private link, and are getting an error when you import your calendar link to ShootQ, you may need to update your Domain Calendar Settings to "Share All information, and outsiders can change calendars." More information on how to do this can be found here:




In ShootQ, under Calendar > Settings, paste the URL into the "Feed URL" field in the "Add An External Feed" section. Give your calendar a name and color code it. If want to allow other users of a brand to be able to see this calendar, click the brand name in the Sharing drop down menu (Shared Feeds). If only you want to be able to see it, choose Do Not Share (Your Feeds) instead.




It may take a minute or two, but a checkmark will appear next to your calendar URL indicating that your Google calendar is synced to ShootQ. If you see an exclamation point instead of a checkmark, this indicates that there is an issue with the sync.




The events from that calendar will now appear on the ShootQ calendar. Whenever you update your Google calendar, it will update on your ShootQ calendar, too. You can also feed multiple calendars into ShootQ if necessary (i.e. Work, Home, etc)



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