Each morning our remote team signs into work via Slack. So does Kin, with a nice little message about birthdays, out-of-office notices, and work anniversaries. It’s nice to get the update in Slack as opposed to signing into Kin directly – one less browser tab to fire up each morning.
This little feature is something any company using Slack and Google can enable, and it only takes a couple of minutes to set up.
1. Connect Google Calendar and Kin
The first step to getting Slack aware of Kin’s events is, strangely enough, subscribing your Google Calendar to Kin. We wrote a tutorial in our help center to get this set up.
2. Connect Slack and Google Calendar
The next step is to get your Google Calendar events sent over to Slack. Slack, in turn, has a simple tutorial for that as well.
That’s it. At Kin, we have Kin events sent to the channel which the entire company has access to. We’re a pretty small company though. The integration is flexible enough to accommodate larger organizations which may not want to see 35+ events each morning in Slack … just use the filters in the Kin calendar to get the correct team work group’s calendar events showing, grab the subscription URL, repeat the steps above for each one of them, and you’ll be rocking in no time.