iCal feed URL

Automatically sync all your accepted and assigned events with your calendar apps.

An iCal feed enables applications such as Soon to send time-based data to an external calendar application, like Google Calendar and Outlook. With the Soon iCal feed URL, you will be able to display your schedule in your favorite calendar app(s), as all accepted and assigned events will be synced to your calendar.

The iCal feed URL is a one-way calendar connection with Soon, meaning updates in your personal calendar won't affect your schedule in Soon. Also, your personal calendar events won't be synced to Soon.

We recommend you to frequently check your schedule in Soon and to enable email notifications in order to get instant updates on last-minute schedule changes.

Calendar applications typically fetch your Soon schedule on a regular interval (from a few minutes to hours). However, for some calendar clients such as Google Calendar, it might take up to more than 24 hours for changes to appear in your calendar. Calendar clients will continue to pull data from Soon; however, Soon is uninformed and not responsible for the synchronization intervals that are applied by the calendar client.

Getting started

Go to Soon and click on your avatar in the upper right corner of your screen to open your account settings. At the bottom of the account settings tab, you will see a field with your personal iCal feed URL. Copy this URL to your clipboard.

The URL contains your personal schedule. Be discreet with whom you share your personal iCal link.

The procedure that follows is a bit different for every calendar application. In the next sections, we will explain how you can subscribe to the URL feed or import from an .ics file for both Google Calendar and Outlook.

The difference between importing and subscribing to a calendar

Subscribing to the URL feed connects Soon to your calendar. Whenever Soon makes changes to the events, the calendar application(s) update your calendar automatically.

Importing an .ics file lets you upload a snapshot of the events in Soon at the time of import. However, using the .ics import functionality doesn’t automatically refresh or update the events in your calendar when Soon makes an update. You will need to import the .ics file manually each time.

Google Calendar

Subscribing to the URL feed

Go to the main page of your Google Calendar and click on the little grey + plus icon next to Other calendars on the left side of the screen. This opens a sub-menu.

Select From URL from the sub-menu and paste the URL from your clipboard into the empty field using CMD+V or CTRL+V.

Finally, click Add calendar. You can update the name of the calendar to make it easier recognizable. Click on the grey ⋮ more options icon, select Settings from the sub-menu, and update the name.

And that’s it! You should now see all events from My Schedule with the assigned and accepted status in your calendar. For more information on the URL subscription visit the Google Calendar documentation.

Import from .ics file

Download an .ics file by pasting the URL from your clipboard into your browser using CMD+V or CTRL+V and hit Enter.

Go to the main page of your Google Calendar and click on the little grey + plus icon next to Other calendars on the left side of the screen. This opens a sub-menu.

Select Import from the sub-menu and upload the downloaded .ics file. Select the calendar you wish to add the events to and click Import.

For more information on the .ics import functionality visit the Google Calendar documentation.

Outlook

Subscribing to the URL feed

Go to the main page of your Outlook calendar and click the Add calendar button on the left side of the screen. This opens a menu.

Select Subscribe from web in the left side panel and paste the URL from your clipboard into the empty field using CMD+V or CTRL+V.

Update the name of the calendar to make it easier recognizable, select a color and charm if wanted. Finally, click Import.

And that’s it! You should now see all events from My Schedule with the assigned and accepted status in your calendar. For more information on the URL subscription visit the Outlook documentation.

Import from .ics file

Download an .ics file by pasting the URL from your clipboard into your browser using CMD+V or CTRL+V and hit Enter.

Go to the main page of your Outlook calendar and click the Add calendar button on the left side of the screen. This opens a menu.

Select Upload from file in the left side panel and upload the .ics file. Select the calendar you wish to add the events to and click Import.

For more information on the .ics import functionality visit the Outlook documentation.

Try it now

Head over to Soon and click on your avatar in the upper right corner of your screen to open your account settings. You’ll find the URL there. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any further questions regarding the iCal feed URL or integration with your own calendar. Go to Soon