Fetch Facebook Birthdays events and create an ICS file for use with calendar apps
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Facebook Birthday Events to ICS file converter
Around 20 June 2019, Facebook removed their Facebook Birthday ICS export option.
This change was unannounced and no reason was ever released.
fb2cal is a tool which restores this functionality.
It works by calling various async endpoints that power the https://www.facebook.com/events/birthdays/ page.
After gathering a list of birthdays for all the users friends for a full year, it creates a ICS calendar file. This ICS file can then be imported into third party tools (such as Google Calendar).
This tool does not use the Facebook API.
git clone [email protected]:mobeigi/fb2cal.git
config/config.iniand enter your Facebook email and password (no quotes).
pipenv run python src/fb2cal.py
birthdays.icsfile into Calendar applications (i.e. Google Calendar)
This tool can be configured by editing the
|AUTH||fb_email||Your Facebook login email|
|fb_password||Your Facebook login password|
|FILESYSTEM||save_to_file||True, False||If tool should save ICS file to the local file system|
|ics_file_path||Path to save ICS file to (including file name)|
|LOGGING||level||DEBUG, INFO, WARNING, ERROR, CRITICAL||Logging level to use. Default: INFO|
If you encounter any issues, please open the
config/config.iniconfiguration file and set the
INFOby default). Include these logs when asking for help.
Also make sure to check the Caveats section below.
It is recommended to run the script once every 24 hours to update the ICS file to ensure it is synchronized with the latest Facebook changes (due to friend addition/removal) and to respect the privacy of users who decide to hide their birthday later on. Facebook originally recommended polling for birthday updates once every 12 hours based on the
X-PUBLISHED-TTL:PT12Hheader included in their ICS files.
Contributions are always welcome! Just make a pull request.
GNU General Public License v3.0