In this guide, we’ll show you how to sync your personal Google calendar with your HousingAnywhere listings' calendar. Any calendar that has an .ics or .ical file format will be able to sync with HousingAnywhere.
It’s pretty easy and it will save you a lot of time in the long run, as you won’t need to worry about updating your booking availability on HousingAnywhere: it will be done automatically!
Go to your Google Calendar and uncheck all your calendars on the left side, except the calendar that’s associated with your listing. Please note that if you have more than one listing, they will each need separate calendars. As shown in the example below, there is a booking from Luca for December. We’ll sync this calendar to HousingAnywhere so this booking period will be blocked on the listing.
Hover over the three vertical dots on the right of the calendar you have selected, it should say ‘options for (calendar name)’ and click on it. A pop up will appear, then click on the ‘settings and sharing’ option.
You’ll be taken to another screen. On the left side click on ‘Integrate calendar’. Different ways to integrate your calendar will be shown. You’ll be needing the link under the option ‘Secret address in iCal format'. Copy the link in the grey box.
Back on HousingAnywhere, open the calendar of the listing you'd like to sync. Underneath 'Sync calendars', click on ‘Import your calendar file here’ and paste the link.
Once you’ve pasted the link, your calendar will take about 10 minutes to sync with HousingAnywhere. Any changes you make on your personal calendar will now show on your listing calendar as below!
Find more information on how to manage multiple listings in the articles below!