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I would like to get my whole team notified in Slack when a meeting is about to happen.

As a team, we have a Google Calendar shared calendar for our team meetings. And we share information in Slack in public channels.

How could I set up the Google Calendar to Slack integration to work so that events that are about to happen are notified in our channel?

It's easy to set up personal alerts, from my own calendar to my own Slack channel, but with shared calendars and public channels, I don't find where to set it up.

According to the description of the Slack app, it doesn't seem to be possible, but maybe there is a way to make it work somehow?

Slack will only sync with the primary calendar for the Google account that you’ve connected.

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Thanks for your help.

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Unfortunately, I have been struggling with the same problem for the past few days. To my knowledge, there is no way to integrate Google Calendar reminders with Slack channels. What I found to be helpful, though, was the /remind feature. You can type /remind [who][what][when] in any channel to specify a reminder.

For example, if you have a meeting this Sunday that you want members from "channel1" to attend, then you can type the following into any channel:

/remind #channel1 "Special Meeting at 4:45pm, Sunday" at 4PM this Sunday

Here, you have specified the channel with #channel, the "what" with "Special Meeting at 4:45pm, Sunday", and the when with at 4PM this Sunday. You can be pretty flexible with the syntax, but the ordering must be consistent: [who][what][when].

For more help, type /remind help into any channel, and Slack will provide you with some examples and extra resources to help you out.

Good luck!

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  • Thank you @user257763! Yes it could be a workaround, but then I need to keep both Google Calendar and Slack reminders up to date, which is not ideal right. – Léo Davesne Nov 12 '20 at 11:17

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