Apr 26

Without tweetymail or tiwttermail or posterous or any other 3rd party solution.  This solution should have been easier to find.  So thought I’d write it up here.

I run a website for a non-profit, and we use Google Calendar for our events on our website.   We also have a Facebook page and a Twitter account (of course).  I linked our Facebook page to Twitter acct (http://apps.facebook.com/twitter/).  So now all I have to do is to post to Facebook and it automatically gets Tweeted as well.

So I wanted our google calendar to send reminders of events to Facebook and thus Twitter as well.

1) Find your secret m.facebook.com email address

  • http://www.facebook.com/mobile/ for personal profiles
  • For “Pages”: edit your page and go to the “Mobile” link on the left to get the email address

2) Set up a Gmail Filter to forward reminders to your secret Facebook email address.  This will send an verification code to your FB page.  You will need to get that code off (to verify the forwarding address) and then delete the post.  I don’t know of a better way.

3) Create a filter for Calendar Reminders:

  • From: calendar-notification@google.com
  • Has the words: [Reminder]
  • Doesn’t have: notweet (I added this to have the option to not post some events/reminders)

Now all you need to do is to setup email reminders on your Google Calendar events!