How to Handle an ICS Request in Outlook


This article contains information on an ICS request and instructions on how users can handle an ICS request in Outlook.

About ICS Request

  • An ICS file is a calendar file saved in a universal calendar format used by several email and calendar programs, including Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, and Apple Calendar.
  • It allows users to share calendar information on the web and over email.
  • For example, when users send a meeting request to others, they can share ICS files with them, who can import the meeting's details into their calendars.

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How to Handle an ICS request

  1. Open the email that contains an ICS request.

Image of the email containing an ICS request.

  1. Now, you can open the ICS request by opening the attachment.

Screen of the email with ICS request highlighting the "Open" button

  1. You will now be able to view the details of the Calendar invite sent.

Image of the Calendar invite details in the ICS request

  1. After reviewing the details, click on the Copy to Calendar icon in the top left corner.

Screenshot of the calendar invite highlighting the "Copy to calendar" icon

  1. You can now view the invite added in the calendar tab.

Image of the Calendar highlighting the invite added


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