Add Google Meet link to Meetings

When we create an event in calendar, there's an option to create a Google Meet link with dial-in number - it would be great if this option was available when meeting is scheduled via HubSpot Meetings as well. 

HubSpot updates
Sep 11, 2020

Hi @SorenLangdahl - so the Calendar Sync integration (which can be connected to the Schedule action in the CRM) is actually a separate integration from connecting a calendar to the Meetings tool. We only heard from users about the loss of Meetings functionality, which we took to mean that this previously wasn't working for those events anyways. I've gone ahead and filed a new idea here on the forum to track interest in adding that functionality to the Calendar Sync: https://community.hubspot.com/t5/HubSpot-Ideas/Google-Meet-integration-for-Calendar-Sync/idi-p/369677#M64553 

If you upvote that and leave a comment with your use case, you will be notified of any updates and can help us see the need in the user base for this. Thank you!

Sep 11, 2020

Ah thanks for clarifying that @alewolf! I will run that by the team to see why when the setting is enabled on the company level it doesn't work, and if we can change that.

Sep 10, 2020

Hi @dant! Check out @danaland 's comment just before yours. The setting is available to paid accounts, but its availability for individual users is subject to admin control. I think you're pretty much at the answer yourself. If an admin has disabled this setting for your GSuite account, we are not going to override that. The change we've made in Meetings is to respect the setting of the calendar, to keep the experience consistent with when you create events in Google Calendar.

 

EDIT - Ah your second comment loaded after I left mine. Let us know if you have more questions!

Status updated to: Delivered
Sep 10, 2020

Hi everyone! As was noted by some more recent commenters, this functionality recently appeared for users who had the "Automatically add Google Meet video conferences to events I create" setting enabled in their Google Calendars. This was nothing HubSpot intentionally built, but our users began to rely on it. Last week, Google changed their API which stopped this from happening. As @danaland shared, we were able to find a way to restore this functionality, and HubSpot now officially supports that setting in your Google Calendar for events booked through Meetings links. See the details here. Thank you for all your patience and feedback!

Status updated to: Not Currently Planned
Apr 27, 2020

Hi Communnity,

 

Thank you all for sharing your feedback!

 

For transparency I am updating this issue to "Not Currently Planned" because we wont be able to get to this in the next quarter. 

 

Best,

Glen

67 Replies
Anonymous
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has anyone figured out how to use google meet when setting appointments. we're trying to transition away from zoom. 

 

 

Occasional Contributor

Hubspot -- please can you include this feature?  The google meet links  for conferencing are a key part of booking meetings for remote workers.  This tool is not as useful when the integration to Google Calendar does not include the same conferencing options that I woud have when using Google Calendar's own scheduling.

New Contributor

Strongly agree -- just went through the setup because I wanted tight meeting integration -- but I'm now dumping this to go back to intercom which has perfect google meet integration.

Occasional Contributor

I found this workaround. 

 

It creates a permanent link for conferencing that you can add to the location field of hubspot meetings so when a meeting is scheduled the conferencing link is sent to the attendee.

 

The person that wrote this specifically shows hubspot as part of their example.  Use Option 2 in the instructions it is headlined 

    Option 2: Permanent Google Hangouts Meet Links

hope this helps someone while waiting for hubspot to improve their own integration. 

http://jamescmiller73.blogspot.com/2019/01/how-to-create-permanent-google-hangouts.html


 

New Member

I'm also jonesing for this addition. Please add, Hubspot!

New Contributor

Yes, we need this. Zoom.us is a poor service delivering an unstable performance. Hubspot should allow us to integrate into multiple services (Google Meet, GoToMeeting, etc.)

New Contributor | Gold Partner

I also agree, this would be a great upgrade to the meeting tool.

HubSpot, please put this as high priority.

 

thanks

Ron

New Contributor

Yes, I am switching from Zoom to Meet (Google Hangouts) since it has never failed on creating a connection with prospects. Zoom would make people download software and some corp. laptops, of course, don't allow that.

 

That being said I do not see a simple way to integrate Meet into Hubspot like Zoom - this makes me sad.

 

I will play around with Zaiper I guess but I hate setting meetings with a single meeting link, I like unique per session for security. 

Occasional Contributor

This feels like something that would align very well with HubSpot's excellent integration with other Google services. It's becoming easier to use both tools as they continue to work hand-in-hand, I'm excited to see HubSpot make this a feature! 

New Contributor

I also agree, this would be a great upgrade to the meeting tool.

HubSpot, please put this as high priority.

 

BR Runa

New Contributor

Please add this to the high priority list! 

Occasional Contributor

Hubspot, please add this integration - would be hugely useful to my team!

New Contributor

I saw at least one user mention a "workaround" -- this is totally unworkable --  I can't believe this is coming from a legal practice.

 

Permalinking conference means anyone can dial into any meeting at any time (even if they were not invited). And since google censors big chunks of the dial-in number it's not even possible to know if its the intended party.

 

*sigh*

New Contributor

Here is another work around:

 

You can enable the addition of Google Hangout Meet to any new event created automatically. If you are GSuit admin, you can enable this per user-account. Any Google calendar event created by Hubspot will automatically include a unique meeting link. 

Visitor

How is that done in the Gsuit admin?

New Contributor

We need this for Google meet/hangouts and Zoom

Visitor

Option 2 on this post worked perfectly for me!  Hope it helps others.

 

https://kevingonser.wordpress.com/2019/01/10/how-to-create-a-permanent-google-hangouts-meet-link-url...

Occasional Contributor

any news if this will be interated?

Regular Contributor

It's available and I'm using it. If you use G Suite (Google) go to Admin Console --> Apps --> G Suite --> Settings for Calendar and check if you have this setting to ON: Automatically add video calls to events created by a user

 

Then, when creating a meeting link with HubSpot just leave the location and invite description fields blank and Google Calendar will do the rest and add something like this to your calendar event scheduled via HubSpot meeting link:

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Please do not edit this section of the description.

This event has a video call.
Join: https://meet.google.com/bjr-rdxq-jgi
+48 22 163 85 75 PIN: 998479954#
View more phone numbers: https://tel.meet/bjr-rdxq-jgi?pin=6698977201445&hs=7
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Occasional Contributor

We don't use Zoom, it's a paid service that we don't utilize since we have Google Hangouts for free through our GSuite.  It would be really great if in the meeting link, you were able to integrate existing Google Hangouts as another option other than Zoom. 

 

There are plenty of other conferencing platforms as well that I'm sure others would like to see added as options to integrate.