Google Calendar

Google Calendar is a free calendar and appointment management app available with all Google accounts. It's ideal for use as an extension to other apps, as it allows events to be shared amongst calendars of people both inside and outside of your organisation.

 Google Calendar is all about managing events - so the triggers you can start a Flow XO flow on are:

  • Event Started
  • New Event

and the actions are:

  • Add, Update, Get and Delete an Event
  • Quick Add an Event

Connecting Your Account

Connecting your account is easy - you'll just need to click 'Authorize' in the Flow XO 'Authorize the Service' window when setting up your flow action for the first time, then sign in to your Google account in the window that appears (if you're not already signed in) with your normal Google account email address and password, then confirm you're happy to connect. You'll be returned to the flow and Gmail will be connected to Flow XO.

FAQ

What’s the difference between ‘Event Begins (Pretty)’ and ‘Event Begins’ outputs?

‘Event Begins (Pretty)’ returns a UTC date/time like ‘2015-03-04T14:27:13Z’ whereas ‘Event Begins’ returns a date like ‘Wednesday, March 4 th 2015, 2:27:13 pm’. You can use either in a Flow XO date/time field, but you may need to provide a date in a specific format (UTC) for other apps.

Am I able to create repeated events on Google Calendar?

Sorry, you can only create individual events on Google Calendar through Flow XO.

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Known Issues

  • Setting the Start Date/Time and End Date/Time for an event to exactly the same date/time means that the event won’t show up on the ‘Day’ view of Google Calendar. You can still create events at start and end at the same time, but they’ll only be visible on the ‘agenda’ view in the calendar.
  • The 'New Event' and 'Event Started' triggers won't work for recurring / repeated tasks, only for individual tasks.

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