Google calendar does not synchronize/update when new calendar entry is made in Trello

Hi

when I add a new calendar entry in Trello for a card it does not update in Google calendar.

it only works when i create a new URL iCalendar-Feed and then add a new calendar in google. then all entries are shown.

if i then add a new calendar entry in trello, again, it will not show in google calendar.

I read that google only updates about once a day, but i created the entries yesterday and can still not see them in google calendar.

thanks for helping

 

13 answers

2 votes

I faced the same problem as well. I'm happy to find it out before upgrading to the gold version for the company. It is absolutely out if syncing does not work properly. Trello please fix the bug! I need you!

2 votes

Hate to be that guy in the forum, but "me too".

1 vote
Matthew N Community Champion Jun 23, 2017

Hey Andrea

The process can be a bit finnicky at times, sometimes you'll see it sooner, sometimes later. It all depends on when Google pings the server for the updates.

I would recommend using a 3rd party called Cronofy for Trello to sync your board to your calendar. Cronofy is a bit more reliable, and allows for quicker updates than iCal.  

Hope that helps!

Thanks Matthew! I will try it and post how it worked....possibly next week rather than today.

Have a nice weekend!

Hi Matthew. I installed cronofy yesterday and connected the relevant calendars, but still not all entries from Trello are shown  in google calendar. Do you have another idea?

Thanks

Now the entries finally appeared! But it took more than 24 h i think. In any case that is better than never :)

Thanks again, Matthew!

Hi Matthew,

 

I am running into the same issue. I appreciate the insights you shared with Andrea, but do you know when the Trello team will be able to address this bug? I rarely have syncing issues when I add other calendars to my Google Calendar via URL (eg. Outlook) though you're right, it's not always instantaneous. I have given trello 24 hours to sync and it hasn't. The only way to sync the calendar is to remove it and add it back via the URL.  I use Trello and Google Calendar extensively to manage tasks and projects, so having them integrate properly is super important.

Can you please let us know when you plan to have a fix?

just testing out trello gold, added the calendar power up, removed an item from trello still remains on google calendar. you'd think it'd be an instant thing most other things are with cloud sync. 

Cronofy is awesome, thanks.

Thanks Matthew :)

1 vote

I am having the same issue too. Without refreshing the url, I tried removing and adding again the trello url to my Google Calendar and I did not have the last entry though I expected it to retrieve last entries directly as it is requesting it at first at the registration of the calendar.

It looks more like a Trello issue as the provided url does not provide the last entries, but when you regenerate a new url, it works fine.

1 vote

Even the same happened with my whole team as well. After removal of date from trello cards (which would be already sync with google calendar through powerup and showing on particular calendar dates) would still display as it is even if we remove date from trello card.

Ideally when we add date to trello card then a link of this trello card will be shown on particular date on google calender which should be disappeared from calender once we remove date from trello.

I don't know whether it will be disappeared after sometime from calender or will never disappear.

Let's wait and watch.

I'm having the same problem, is there a fix for this bug?

0 votes

I don't think so. Having the problem still.

This happens because Google Calendar doesn't fetch the changes on a consistent basis. Products such as Planyway solves this problem but this really should be solved by the Trello Team or Google Calendar.

Please add two-way sync with Google Calendar.

+1. We've experimented with Cronofy and Planyway to pull all of our cards in, but you'd think Trello would show it natively. We use Sunsama to show our Google Calendar side-by-side with our Trello cards, but it still lacks actually showing *all* of our Trello cards on the calendar. Maybe something to build in the future.

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Gabor I'm New Here Nov 20, 2018

+1

@atlassian / Trello team, please fix the calendar sync issue. It's such a core functionality that might enforce me to look for another solution, what I didn't want.

Gabor I'm New Here Monday

Problem SOLVED.

I've got a quite comprehensive and helpful answer from Atlassian staff, and they highlighted me that the sync issue is not because of their service. The calendar system (such as Google Calendar) is responsible for polling the information, Trello cannot affect its behavior. But...

I thought that Cronofy is a paying service. Yes, it is, but not the power-up in Trello. So, you can turn on the Cronofy power-up, and it's free (at least one power-up per board).

And yes, it does everything and a little bit more than I wanted. Highly recommended. Thank you to this forum, to Atlassian / Trello support, and mostly to the Cronofy team that you helped me to find a solution to keep Trello and my Google Calendar synced.

Cheers.

0 votes
Toby Cosh I'm New Here Nov 25, 2018

Same issue. Annoying - I'm trying to plan my week by adding due dates to tasks in Trello. But unuseable if it doesn't update in Google :(

0 votes

Thanks @Matthew N! I just installed and tried Cronofy for Trello, as you suggested.

The tool is AWESOME!

Synchronisation goes both ways between Google Calendar and Trello. You can even edit your cards from Google Calendar (due time and content), and it updates instantly on Trello.

Also, you don't need anymore to create a separate calendar on Google for Trello. You can choose to populate a current calendar so that the result is more homogenous.

This made my day!

Toby Cosh I'm New Here Nov 26, 2018

Ah - thanks for this I just added Cronofy and I'm in heaven!! This is what I've spent 10+ years searching for ... a decent task manager that properly integrates with Google Calendar. 

 

Thank you Trello and Cronofy.... heaven ;)

0 votes

Hi there,

 

I experienced syncing problems when accented or special characters are being used in card names... especially when emailing new cards to my board. Perhaps the same issue prevents syncing in Google Calendar?

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