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Schedule meetings directly from Slack with the Calendly for Slack app

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Hilary Yeganegi

Hilary Yeganegi
Sep. 30, 2022

Slack + Calendly

Scheduling meetings, especially with external partners and teams, can be a serious hassle. A long email thread finding the perfect time, forgetting to put someone on the invite list, a request to reschedule gets lost … and you wonder why you’re the only one on the conference call.

It’s a pain that’s all too familiar. Adding the extra wrinkle of cross-organization collaboration can make it much worse. Save time with automation tools like the Calendly + Slack integration.

Slack offers a handy feature called Slack Connect, which allows users to directly message people from other companies and create channels with them, eliminating the barriers of long email threads, and speeding up the process of working together.

And with our Calendly for Slack app, it’s easier than ever to schedule both external and internal meetings via Slack!

Connect Calendly to Slack for a smooth workflow

 

Combine Calendly's efficiency with the power of Slack, and you’re scheduling meetings faster than ever.

When you connect your Calendly account to Slack, you can access and share your Calendly links in the context of Slack messages and channels.

Without navigating away from Slack, choose the channel or direct message where you want to share your Calendly link with an optional personal message.

If you’re in a Slack Connect channel with external partners or teams and need to schedule a meeting, include the relevant Event Type link as a Slack message. This way, your contacts can click straight through to book time with you, rather than taking the conversation to back-and-forth emails.

Or do the same with internal contacts and coworkers when things get too complicated for Slack. For example, if you’re troubleshooting a problem with a team member and need to grab time to discuss, drop in an Event Type for a quick chat.

You aren’t just dropping another link in Slack — you’re giving others a preview of the important details for a potential meeting.

You can see all possible meeting types, right within Slack.

Create a seamless scheduling experience for everyone

Successfully book more meetings by sharing your availability and any additional context with the person you want to connect with.

They’ll feel more confident in taking the next step to schedule, and you’ll feel more prepared.

screenshot of what an invitation to book via Calendly looks like in Slack

Trigger time-saving automations when someone schedules a meeting

A meeting scheduled through Slack will still trigger any actions you've set up in your Calendly account, like adding a video conferencing link, sending meeting details to your CRM, and more. (You can learn more about our available integrations here.)

Hot Tip

Want to receive Slack notifications or send updates to certain channels when Calendly events are booked or canceled? Use a tool like Zapier to set up personalized messages via a quick Zap. Please note: A Calendly Professional plan or higher is required to use Calendly + Zapier. Learn more on Calendly’s pricing page.

Your invitee gets taken to your booking page, just like when they click on your Calendly link from anywhere else.

Ready to start scheduling meetings in Slack?

Our Calendly app for Slack is available for all Calendly and Slack users! All you need to do is connect your Calendly account to Slack through Slack’s app directory and you’re ready to go.

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Hilary Yeganegi

Hilary Yeganegi

Hilary is a Partner Marketing Manager with Calendly. She's based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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