This article was last reviewed July 22, 2022.

For Premium and Business subscriptions, Sling allows you to sync shifts your own assigned shifts (Full schedule not included), to other calendar applications, to overlay your work schedules on top of your existing personal calendar.

Use calendar sync to:

  • Overlay your work schedule over your personal events

  • Balance your professional and personal commitments better

  • Keep your full schedule in one place and never miss a beat

How does the calendar sync work?

Sling calendar sync uses an open standard called iCalendar to share the work schedule with third-party calendar applications and services.

Please note that you must login to the web version of Sling at this time to obtain the necessary link to establish this sync.

Once you have logged into Sling from the web, select the Schedule tab in the blue menu bar. You'll find the calendar link icon in the top right of your Schedule tab.

When you click the calendar link icon, you'll see the option to copy a unique link.

In a separate tab, open the calendar application that you would like to sync with your Sling shifts. Each calendar app is a bit different, but generally, under the Settings, you will find an option to subscribe or add another calendar. You're looking for the option to add a calendar "From URL."

Once you find the place where you can add the unique link you copied from your Sling schedule, then you can copy and paste this link into your calendar app's settings and save.

Once the sync is complete, it will show your shifts one month into the past and two months into the future.

If the sync is no longer needed, or if you need to refresh the sync because it is not working properly, you can disable the synchronization on the same calendar icon in your Schedule page that you enabled it from, and then remove the added calendar from your calendar app as well. In cases where you are refreshing the sync between the applications, you will need to reset the sync by following the same steps outlined in this article.

How often does calendar sync update?

Calendar applications typically sync and update the schedule on a regular interval, which can vary from several minutes to several hours depending on the application. Some calendar applications may allow you to change the refresh interval and some may not.

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