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How to Add Zoom to Google Calendar

How to Add Zoom to Google Calendar

If you’re a busy person, you probably use Google Calendar to keep track of your meetings and schedules. Besides setting up your working hours in Google Calendar, you should also consider linking Zoom to your calendar. This will make it easy to directly create Zoom meetings from within Google Calendar. Wondering how this is possible? Follow this guide to learn how.

How to Install the Zoom for Google Workspace Extension

Adding Zoom to Google Calendar is easy, but since both come from different companies, you’ll need a third-party extension to make it work. Specifically, you’ll need Zoom for Google Workspace for this. Although it’s a Google Workspace extension, it also works with a personal Google account.

Zoom for Google Workspace

Follow these steps to install the extension and to connect your Zoom account.

  1. Click Install and select Continue when prompted.
  2. Select your Google Account to connect the app to.
    Connecting Zoom account to Zoom for Google Workspace
  3. Review the app permissions and click Allow when done.
    Connecting Zoom account to Zoom for Google Workspace
  4. Click Done.
    Confirming the installation of Zoom or G Suite

How to Add Zoom to Google Calendar

If you have any trouble adding the Zoom extension, you can try reinstalling it. Once you’ve added it successfully, follow these steps to link Zoom to Google Calendar.

  1. Open Google Calendar on the web.
  2. Look for the date and time of your upcoming meeting.
  3. Click the drop-down menu for video conferencing and click Add Zoom.
    Zoom Meeting option in Google Calendar
  4. If it’s your first time using the extension, click log in.
    Log in option for Zoom in Google Calendar
  5. Fill up other necessary details.
  6. Click Save.

Once done, your calendar meeting will feature a Zoom link instead of a Google Meet link.

Meeting Sample for Zoom in Google Calender

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How to Add Zoom to Google Calendar on Android or iPhone

If you’re on the road and you need to set up a meeting on Google Calendar ASAP, you can do so using your phone. If you have the Zoom for Google Workspace extension installed, the process is relatively straightforward. 

  1. Open the Google Calendar app on your phone.
  2. Tap the plus icon.
  3. Select Event.
    Event button in Google Calendar
  4. Fill up the necessary details.
  5. Tap Add Google Meet video conferencing.
    Conferencing option on Google Calendar
  6. Select Zoom Meeting.
    Google Calendar with Zoom Meeting Option
  7. Tap Save.

Once done, you can see from the meeting confirmation that the conference call will happen on Zoom instead of Google Meet. All invited participants will also have access to the Zoom meeting link from the calendar entry.

Communicate Through Zoom

Zoom is one of the top conferencing apps in the world, and some people prefer using it because of its great features. If the person you’re meeting with prefers Zoom, it’s best to come prepared for when you’re scheduling the talk through Google Calendar. Now, you’re well equipped for such scenarios. If you’re also using Slack, here’s a neat trick to sync your account with Google Calendar.


Q: What other conferencing app is compatible with Google Calendar?

A: Aside from Google Meet and Zoom, you can integrate GoTo Meeting with Google Calendar. For Google Meet, you don’t need to download any third-party app or extension.

Q: Why is Zoom not appearing on my Google Account?

A: The app is not naturally available on Google Account. You need to download the third-party extension first. If you’re on a Google Workspace account and don’t see it, talk to your account admin and ask them to allow access to Zoom Meetings.

Q: Why is Zoom not loading on my Google Account?

A: Make sure you have a stable internet connection first, as this might affect your connectivity to Zoom. You can also check if your Zoom account is still logged in.

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Jonas Sunico

Nov 4, 2023

Jonas is a writer with over 6 years of experience in the tech and gaming industry. He holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from University of the East Philippines and is one of the proud leaders of the academe's Journalism Society. At heart, he's a hardcore tech junkie that loves video games, the latest gadgets, and the wonderful science behind social media and AI.

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