How to Sync Slack with Google Calendar.
Online productivity tools provide many options for automating workflows or using applications and integrating applications to organize your life and work more efficiently. Slack is a popular collaboration tool that offers integrations with thousands of other apps so you can use the features of multiple apps in one place.
For example, since Slack doesn’t have its own calendar, you’ll need to set up Slack by connecting your Outlook, Apple, or Google calendar. In this article, we will specifically discuss how to add Google Calendar to Slack and why integrating Slack with the Google Calendar API will help you work more efficiently.
How to Add Google Calendar to Slack Via a Web Browser
Adding the Google Calendar app to Slack is easy in a web browser. Follow these instructions if you’re using a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
Sign in to Slack and open your Slack workspace.
Select Applications from the menu on the left.
Search for Google Calendar or find it in the list of recommended apps and click the “Add” button.
The Google Calendar page in the Slack app catalog will open in a new browser tab. Click the “Add to Slack” button.
Google Calendar will be installed in the workspace you entered in step 1 above. Review what Google Calendar can view and do, and then click the Allow button to grant Google Calendar the requested permissions.
On the next screen, sign in to the Google account you want to sync with Slack.
Click the Allow button to allow Slack access to your Google account.
As soon as you add Google Calendar to Slack, you will receive a notification in Slack asking you to turn on automatic status updates. This is one way to sync Google Calendar with Slack and can make interactions with your team members smoother.
Enabling automatic status updates will update your Slack status when you are in a meeting, based on the meetings scheduled in your online Google calendar.
How to Add Google Calendar to Slack on Android and iOS Mobile Devices
Installing the Gcal add-on to Slack via a mobile device is also quite doable.
Open a browser and navigate to the Google Calendar app page in the Slack App Directory.
Click the “Add to Slack” button.
Enter your workspace Slack URL and click Continue.
Sign in to your Slack account.
When prompted, select Allow to allow Google Calendar access to your Slack workspace.
Once you’re done, download the Slack app from your device’s store, or open the Slack app if you already have it.
As above, the Google Calendar app will send you a direct message in Slack asking you to enable automatic status updates.
What Can You Do with the Google Calendar Slack Integration?
Now that you have your Google Calendar integration working in Slack, what can you do with it?
Get calendar reminders and view and schedule events
First, you can view your daily schedule and get event reminders without leaving Slack.
Select Google Calendar from the Applications section of the Slack menu. From there, you can view event reminders or your schedule for today, tomorrow, or any date you choose.
You can also add events by clicking the “Create event” button.
When you create a new event, you specify its name, date, time, duration, and description. In the “Guests” field, enter the names of other users in your team and you will see if they are available.
Check the “Share this meeting” box and select the person or Slack channel you want to share the meeting with.
For Zoom meetings, you can add a Zoom link to the event description. Alternatively, if your team has Zoom set as the default calling app, you can add the link to the Calls drop-down menu.
You can join a Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, or Google Meet call directly from the link in your Google Calendar event reminder in Slack.
For more tools, see Settings.
Going to Apps > Google Calendar > Settings gives you access to several useful tools. Turn on Daily Schedules to receive an automatic message from Slack with your schedule for the day. You can choose which days your schedule will be sent, whether you want a schedule for today or tomorrow, and at what time you want to receive automatic messages.
Also adjust the notification settings through “Settings”. Specify whether you want to receive event reminders, invites, updates, and cancels inside Slack.
Visit Settings to enable or disable status sync.
How to Uninstall Google Calendar from Slack
To revoke Slack’s access to your Google Calendar, go to Applications > Google Calendar > Settings
From there, you can disable Google Calendar.
Getting the Most out of Slack
Slack’s ability to integrate with other online tools is one of its main features. If you’re a G Suite power user, besides Google Calendar, Slack has apps to connect to other Google apps and services such as Google Drive, Google Analytics, Google Docs, and Google Sheets.
In addition to integrating with applications, Slack also has great built-in functionality. Learning how to do things like using custom Slack emojis, screen sharing, and Slack bots will help you be more productive than ever. Browse the Slack app catalog for more great apps and bots to keep your team interested.
How to Sync Slack with Google Calendar
How to Sync Slack with Google Calendar