You can set up Sprout Studio to sync with your calendar. Go to Settings > Account > Users page, edit your profile by clicking the three dots on the right side of your name.

There are two ways to integrate your calendar with Sprout:

  • One-way Calendar Feed, which will only read dates added via a URL Calendar

  • Two-way sync (recommended), which will instantly read any changes made to your Google Calendar.

How to allow Sprout to read your existing Google calendar

Sprout can read your existing Google Calendar, which means it can check your availability when adding a new Lead, Shoot, or Date. For example, if you have a meeting next Tuesday night from 6 pm - 7 pm and you get a new Lead for a portrait session next Tuesday night, Sprout will show you that you may have a potential conflict.

To set up Sprout to read your Google Calendar, go to Settings > Account > Users page (or the profile of the user whose calendar you are trying to sync), and click the Authorize Google Calendar button. Once you've authorized Sprout Studio to view your Google Calendars, you can toggle which specific Calendars should be looked at when checking availability by clicking the menu under Configure Availability.

You can assign which Google Calendars are associated with which Sprout Calendars in the "Configure Syncing" section. This will tell Sprout which Calendar to assign your data to on your Google Calendar.

How to read your Sprout calendar outside of Sprout

Sprout automatically generates two calendar feeds for you:

  • Leads, which contains all events and dates from your Sprout leads.

  • Shoots, which contains all events and dates from your Sprout shoots.

  • Unattached, which contains all of your stand-alone dates from your calendar

You can subscribe to these calendar feeds in any calendar app (i.e. iCal, Outlook, etc.) so you can see your Sprout events outside of Sprout.

Go to the Settings > Account > Users page, edit your profile (or the profile of the user whose calendar you are trying to sync) and click the copy button beside the Leads, Shoots, or Unattached calendar feed links. You can add the links listed above to your calendar app of choice. Just note that these options only show up if you aren't syncing with a Google Calendar.

It's important to note that these are read-only feeds; you will not be able to edit the events and dates in them on your desktop application, as Sprout automatically generates and updates them from within Sprout Studio.

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