Google Calendar for Slack

Connecting Google Calendar to Slack helps you and your team stay organized and up to date with notifications, event reminders, and more. 

Tip: Install the Google Calendar for Team Events app to post updates from a shared calendar to a channel.


Add the Google Calendar app to Slack

To use the Google Calendar app in Slack, one person needs to install the app to your workspace. Once the app is installed, members can connect their calendars to Slack.

Install the Google Calendar app

  1. Visit the Google Calendar page in the Slack App Directory. 
  2. Click Add to Slack
  3. Click Allow to grant Google Calendar access to Slack. 
  4. When prompted, click Open Slack to return to your workspace.  


Connect your Google Calendar to Slack

If the Google Calendar app is installed to your workspace, follow the steps below to connect your account: 

Desktop

Mobile

  1. From your desktop, click  Apps at the top of your left sidebar. If you don't see this option, click  More to find it. 
  2. Search for and select Google Calendar to open the app.  
  3. From the app's Home tab, click Connect an account and follow the prompts. 
  4. Click Open Slack to return to your workspace. 
  1. From the  Home tab, tap Jump to at the top of the screen and search for Google Calendar. 
  2. Tap Google Calendar to open the app. 
  3. From the app's Home tab, tap Connect Calendar and follow the prompts. 
  4. Tap Done


Use Google Calendar in Slack

Create an event

Use the Google Calendar app shortcut to create new calendar events right from your workspace. 

Desktop

Mobile

  1. Open the Google Calendar app and click the Home tab.
  2. Click the Create event button. 
  3. Enter the event details, then click Create


Anyone you've invited will receive a notification in Slack from the Google Calendar app and can respond to your event directly from that message. 

  1. From the  Home tab, tap Jump to at the top of the screen and search for Google Calendar.
  2. Tap Create event
  3. Fill out your event details, then tap Create to add the meeting to your calendar. 


Anyone you've invited will receive a notification in Slack from the Google Calendar app and can respond to your event directly from that message. 


View your schedule and respond to events

Desktop

Mobile

  • From the Home tab, click TodayTomorrow, or Select a date  to see all events for a particular date. 
  • To view more information about an upcoming event, like the location, guest list, and description, click the  three dots icon to the right of the event and select View event details.
  • Open the app's Messages tab to respond to or update responses for events.  
  • From the Google Calendar app's Home tab at the top of the screen, tap TodayTomorrow, or Select a date to see all events for a particular date.
  • To view more information about an upcoming event, like the location, guest list, and description, tap More to the right of an event, then View event details
  • Open the app's Messages tab to respond to or update responses for events. 


Automatically update your Slack status

Using your calendar, the Google Calendar app will automatically set your Slack status to In a meeting

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  • Your status will not include the name of the meeting you're attending. 
  • You can remove or update your status at any time — the Google Calendar app won't override any status you've set yourself. 
  • Only the events you accept, or that mark your availability as Busy, will trigger a status update in Slack. 
  • If there are overlapping events on your calendar, Slack will set your status to match the event that's longer or that starts earlier.

Tip: To manage status syncing, click the app's Home tab, then select Settings to turn Status Sync on or off.


Adjust notification settings

You can tailor your Google Calendar notification settings in Slack by following the steps below: 

Desktop

Mobile

  1. From your desktop, click  Apps at the top of your left sidebar. If you don't see this option, click  More to find it. 
  2. Search for and select Google Calendar
  3. From the Home tab, click Settings in the top right. 
  4. Below your calendar, click Notification Preferences
  5. Set your notification preferences and click Update
  6. Click Done to save. 
  1. From the  Home tab, tap Jump to at the top of the screen and search for Google Calendar. 
  2. Tap Google Calendar to open the app. 
  3. From the app's Home tab, tap Settings
  4. Below your calendar, tap Notification Preferences
  5. Set your notification preferences and tap Update


Disconnect a calendar  

Desktop

Mobile

  1. From your desktop, click  Apps at the top of your left sidebar. If you don't see this option, click  More to find it. 
  2. Search for and select Google Calendar.
  3. From the Home tab, click Settings in the top right.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. Below the calendar you want to disconnect, click Disconnect Calendar.
  6. Click Yes to confirm.
  1. From the  Home tab, tap Jump to at the top of the screen and search for Google Calendar.
  2. Tap Google Calendar
  3. From the app's Home tab, tap Settings.
  4. Below your calendar, tap Disconnect Calendar
  5. Tap Yes to confirm.