+ Add Question

syncing issues with google calendar


I want my todoist tasks to show up in my google calendar, and they are, but sometimes it's taking a LONG time for this to happen. How frequently does sync occur? How quickly should I see my tasks in my Google calendar.

I tried redoing the feed and as soon as it did my new stuff showed up in google calendar. But then I had duplicate feeds. When I removed the duplicate, it seemed to be slow again.

All responses

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jul 15, 2013 - 14:59 UTC

Hi Mark,

Unfortunately, Google only updates the calendar feeds once a day, so it can seem like awhile for things to update on your Calender.

At this time there is not much we can do, as it's a limitation with Google, but we do hope to find a better solution in the future.


Replied on Aug 05, 2013 - 12:36 UTC

I don't know how to sync my todoist with my google calendar. Can you help?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Aug 05, 2013 - 13:07 UTC

Hi Marjorie,

Yes I can :) Just head to http://www.todoist.com and in the top right corner click on the gear icon --> Settings.

From that new pop-up there should be an iCal Feed URL at the bottom of it, if you click on this once, then right click and copy, you will then be able to paste that into Google Calendar.

When you do this, once Google Calendar shows a yellow "Importing.." message at the top of the window, close it and return to it later. This way it will complete the sync.


Let me know if you need more explanation :)


Replied on Nov 21, 2013 - 13:33 UTC

Any updates to sync with Google Calendar? I just updated my account for this very purpose and it seems to not be working. Should I try another method?



David Trey  staff
Replied on Nov 21, 2013 - 15:00 UTC

Hello Sterling,

The sync should work as Google allows it, that is - the changes you make in Todoist will be synced once a day. We're still looking into alternative solution to work around this limitation, but for now this is the only option for our iCal feed.

Best regards,

Jose Smith
Replied on Nov 21, 2013 - 22:40 UTC

I also just signed Premium to have the Google calendar synced but I am reading now that it only happens once per day.
I have also have Do it and it syncs immediately... so I do not think the Google is the issue.
Find out how Do it does it....

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Nov 22, 2013 - 00:15 UTC


Services like Do uses Google Apps which gives more access to APIs and things such as this. This would be a solution, but it does cost Todoist a fair amount to implement. We are considering this but are also looking into other solutions.


Moira Killoran  premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2014 - 22:58 UTC

The only reason I bought premium was so that I could sync todoist with google calendar and it is not working. I go to preferences, copy the URL and have pasted it into the google cal import calendar bar. It shows a yellow calendar, but it is blank... please advise. Thanks

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jan 14, 2014 - 00:05 UTC

Hi Molra,

When you add the URL, the moment you see the yellow message at the top of the calender, close it. Then come back to it a bit later, does it still not sync the data?