Schedule GoToMeetings from Google Calendar!

Schedule GoToMeetings from Google Calendar!


Update! Official GoToMeeting GCal extension for Chrome released! Read about it here: http://community.gotomeeting.com/gotomeeting/topics/easily_schedule_gotomeeting_sessions_directly_from_your_google_calendar

Something I have been asked about numerous times over the last couple of years is, “How can I use GoToMeeting with GMail/Google Calendar?”  While I have shared a couple of methods in the past, they were more “work arounds” than actual solutions.  Today I am very excited to share with you a real solution that comes from an actual GoToMeeting customer!

Kevin Lenane has used the GoToMeeting API to create a Chrome extension, that lets you schedule a meeting right in Google Calendar.  It’s called “GoToMeeting Calendar Sync for Gmail” and it is very easy to use.

  1. Just install the extension in Chrome by clicking this link
  2. Open Google Calendar and create an Event, set the date and time for when you want to hold the meeting.
  3. On the right hand side, check the box that says Add GoToMeeting Invite
  4. A 2nd window will open and you will be asked to enter you GoToMeeting login details.  You will have to repeat the login step every couple of weeks, as it expires.

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The GoToMeeting details will be automatically pasted into the Event description field, and added to your scheduled meetings.  Brilliant!

Kevin points out: “There is definitely some room for improvement – for instance, it doesn’t auto update when you move the meeting (you have to refresh) but I’ll wait until people use it first and get a little feedback before updating…”

If you use Kevin’s extension, please be sure to thank him and leave a great review in the Chrome Web Store!  Thanks again Kevin!