NOTE—this feature is not available on the Jostle mobile app.
Add to calendar
Users can add any Event to their personal calendar right from the Event's notice.
To do this, go to the Events view and click on an Event to open it. Then, below the Event details, click on the Add to calendar link.
Then select one of the two available options (Download .ics or Add to Google calendar) and follow the corresponding workflow below.
1. Download .ics
The browser will ask you what to do with the file. Using the dialog you should select “Open with” and then select the application you want (e.g. Outlook).
The selected application will then handle the remaining import steps.
What to do if that dialog does not appear
Your next steps will depend on which browser you are using.
If the file is automatically opened in a specific calendar application it is because it has been configured that way. If you need to change this behavior follow these instructions.
- Click the menu button and choose Options
- Select the Applications panel
- The Applications panel will display. Select “ICS file” and change the action to “Always Ask”
- Click OK to close the Options window after making changes.
If the dialog doesn’t appear, Chrome automatically downloads the file. In this case you have to select the application you want to open the file with after it has been downloaded.
- Right click on the file and select “Open with”
- In the window, select the application you want
- You can Select/Deselect the check box “Always use the selected program to open this kind of file” if you want.
If the dialogue doesn’t appear, iOS Safari automatically downloads the file and if it has been configured to open the file in a specific application it is going to open the file. If you want to change that follow these steps:
- Click on the file and select the gear icon
- Select “Open with”
- In the list, select the application you want.
Events notification emails will also come with an .ics attachment, allowing for the Event details to be downloaded and added to your calendar without having to open the details in the Events view.
It is important that you make sure you download the .ics attachment and not just click on it to open it, because in some browsers, that will add the Event as a new calendar, not as new entry on your existing calendar.
This can also be avoided by downloading the attachment and then using your calendar's import feature. For example, with Outlook, you would select Open > Import/Export > Import an iCalendar (.ics) and after selecting the .ics file, you'll be given the option to "Open as New" or "Import". Select "Import".
2. Add to Google calendar
If you click this option it will open your Google calendar. Edit the event in your Google calendar if you want to, then click 'Save'.