In recent months we’ve seen a huge increase in the popularity of tools that help distributed teams work together. The team behind LeaveWizard has always been distributed and we make use of various tools one of which is Slack. For a while now we have been using a LeaveWizard/Slack integration and since we are now convinced that it is working well it is time to share it with our customers so you too can benefit from it if you’re using Slack.
To integrate your LeaveWizard with Slack you will need to use Google Calendar. If you don’t use Google Calendar for your business you can still get a free personal Google account and integrate its calendar with LeaveWizard just for the purpose of getting your LeaveWizard/Slack integration working.
Step 1 – get LeaveWizard integrated with Google Calendar. You need to be a LeaveWizard ‘Admin’ to do this. This is a feature we’ve had at LeaveWizard since the early days and we have a detailed article on how to get this integration working. Just follow the steps in our guide for External Calendar Integration and look up the Google Integration section.
Step 2 – Integrated your Slack with Google calendar using the Google Calendar for Team events Slack app. You need to be a Slack admin in order to do this. Just follow the steps in the Google Calendar for Team events guide and at the end of it, you will have integrated Slack with your Google Calendar.
When you’ve completed the two steps above and you have events in your Google Calendar then the integration will kick in at the specified time in your Slack configuration and you will get notified of events on a daily basis. See the screenshot from our actual Slack channel below.
We hope you find this guide useful. If you have any questions please leave a comment or contact us via our support portal