OS X Mavericks Calendar and Facebook Contact Needs a Bit Tuning to Show up your Facebook Friend’s Birthday on Calendar App. This is what guided in this article. We have this written text plus a video guide for better understanding.
OS X Mavericks Calendar and Facebook Contact : Understanding the Basics
OS X Mavericks Calendar, Maps, Contacts etc. Apps and Facebook Contact requires API based hand-shaking to properly sync the Birthdays. If everything goes fine, you can actually get notification on the particular day, directly on your Mac. This is great, but unfortunately, the Friend can limit the data usage to “Friend’s only” or something like that. Most usually does that, in these cases, data will not be fetched. This is basically what is written here :
If you can not add or Sync the list (in case you are not aware how to do, not failed case), you can read the guide How to Add Facebook in Apple OS X Notification Center. That was written for OS X 10.8.4 but will work on 10.9 (Mavericks) too. In case you have failed to import friends, read this (there is nothing written though) :
You can try logging out, delete and add the Facebook Account and lastly re-installing the OS. There is some known issue blocks the import of friend list, essentially this error happens for Facebook’s problem, not OS X’s. Facebook uses only username-password combination and possibly the API fails to detect the First Party API call. In case of Twitter, it almost never happens.
OS X Mavericks Calendar and Facebook Contact : Doing the Work
Practically you need to have active Internet Connection, Wifi-on (to show location properly) and allow from System Preferences (Apple Logo > System Preferences > Internet Accounts; Security & Privacy > Privacy > Location Service and the Apps separately). These are what we have shown on the screencast. OS X Mavericks Calendar and Facebook Contact works properly for us (except the importing all friends parts, there will be some failures for all), it should work for you too.
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