Donut's Google Calendar integration makes it quick and easy to schedule a meeting with your teammates. Once you've linked your Google Calendar, Donut will automatically display available meeting times whenever you're paired. 

You'll be able to browse and book a time to meet with your teammates, and create a Google Calendar invite directly from Slack.

Turning on Google Calendar for your Pairing Channel

First, you'll need to toggle on the Google Calendar integration under the "Advanced" settings for your pairing channel at

  1. Log in at with your Slack credentials
  2. Click your pairing channel
  3. Click "Advanced" settings at the top
  4. Scroll down to Google Calendar and toggle the feature on

How to Link Your Google Calendar

There are two pathways to link your Google Calendar:

If your team has the Google Calendar integration turned on and no one in your group has set it up yet, Donut will include a note at the bottom of your pairing intro message with a link to get started. Click the link to check your direct messages with Donut

In your direct message from Donut, click "Link my Google Calendar" and you'll be taken to your Google Account in order to grant Donut access. 

Alternatively, if someone has already set up their Google Calendar with Donut, you'll be presented with a list of times that work for them when you are paired. You can browse the times available, and if you click on "Send calendar invite" you'll be prompted to link your own calendar first. 

Once you've linked your Google Calendar, you'll be able click the "Send calendar invite" button to schedule a calendar event directly from Slack (as long as you have permissions to view your teammates' calendars). Note: not all participants need to select a time. The Google Calendar event will be created once one person clicks "Send calendar invite" in Slack. 

Donut will confirm the meeting time you selected by posting the details in the pairing direct message.

If you need to reschedule for any reason, whoever created the calendar invite can change the details directly from their Google Calendar. Donut will automatically check back in with you once your meeting time is over to ask if you were able to meet. 

Customize Your Meeting Length

Want to have a quick 15 minute chat over coffee? Or need a 90 minute brainstorm session? You can customize the length of your meeting from the drop down in your intro message before selecting a time.

Questions about our calendar integration? Feedback? Just click the purple intercom button in the bottom right of your screen to open up a chat with our support team!

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