If you want to make responding to events notifications and updates quicker and easier for your team members, the best thing to settle for is Outlook Calendar integration. Today, you will go through the entire Slack Outlook Integration methods from top to toe!
Steps of Slack Outlook Integration
Install Outlook Calendar App
Whenever you are confused about how to use Slack for project management, you must take a look at the integrating facility of Slack. This includes Outlook too. The first thing you need to do when it comes to learning the integration process of Outlook to Slack, you have to install the Outlook Calendar app.
For this job, you have to go to the Slack App Directory, There, search for the Outlook Calendar App. Once you find it, you will also see an option called Add to Slack. Click on this and it will require several permissions from you.
After you “Allow” it, Outlook Calendar will get access to Slack. Now, a few prompts will appear on the screen. Go through them and then once you see the Open Slack option before you, you have to click on it. It will take you back to the workspace.
You have to go to the Home tab of the Outlook Calendar app. There, you will see an option called Connect Calendar. Click this one and it will be added to your calendar.
Integrating Outlook Calendar to Slack
So, you have already installed the Outlook Calendar. Now, it’s time to connect it to Slack. Here, we have gone through the processes both for desktop and mobile. Choose your device and then you can proceed. If you face Slack Outlook Calendar not syncing, you must do a bit of research to solve it!
First of all, you have to go through your desktop and check the top-left sidebar. There, you will see an option called Apps. If you don’t see this one, you have to settle for “more.” After this, you need to search for Outlook Calendar.
Once you have found the app, click on it. After opening the app, you have to go to the Home tab of the app. Here, you will see an option called Connect and Account. Click on it and go through the prompts. It’s time to go for Open Slack now. It will take you back to the workspace.
Once you have connected the account, all the necessary calendar notifications will be available in Slack. At times, there can be duplicate notifications too.
In that case, you must check the Outlook Calendar notification and adjust them from desktop, mobile devices, and email. In this way, you won’t receive duplicate notifications.
As you are using a mobile device and you want to integrate Outlook Calendar app to Slack, you have to get into the Slack app first. Once you are in, you have to check the bottom part of the screen.
You will get to see a Home tab available there. Tap on this one and then tap on “Jump To”. Now, you can search for the Outlook Calendar. After a bit of searching, you will get it. Open the app and go to the Home tab of the application.
There, settle for Connect Calendar to integrate it and it’s time to go through the prompts. Once you are done, press “done.”
Using Outlook Calendar in Slack
Using in Desktop
Just like before, you have to check the top-left sidebar first, and there, click on Apps. You can go for “more” if you don’t find it. Now, it’s time to search for Outlook Calendar. Once you find it, you have to open the app and go to the Home tab of the application.
There, you will see an option called Create Event at the top-right part. Click on it and go through the details. From adding a title to selecting people for the invitation, make sure you add the details.
You have to select the date and duration here too. In the drop-down menu, you will see the Available Times from where you can select according to your desire. Or else, you can rely on any custom time too.
Add a description of the event if necessary and then, go for the box beside the option “Share this Meeting With” and check the box. After picking up a conversation from the drop-down menu, you have to click on Create. Now, you are done!
Using in Mobile
To use Outlook Calendar in Mobile, you have to go for the Home tab first and then tap on Jump To. Now, search for Outlook Calendar and then tap on Create Event. It’s time to go through the event details and tap on Create. You are done!
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After you are done inviting the people via Outlook Calendar, the people you have invited will get the notification of the event. They can respond to the event via message. Also, they can decide on responding to it via the calendar too!