Both Google Calendar and Outlook Calendar are solid apps and are a great addition to both Outlook email app and Gmail, respectively. Whether it's creating events or making a simple to-do, these two tools let you do things with great ease. However, when it comes to adding Zoom meetings, these two tools do not let you add them directly. At the same time, you can't create (or schedule) Zoom meetings through Outlook Calendar and Google Calendar, at least, not directly.
But, there's always a way. So, if you are looking for a way to add Zoom meetings to your Outlook Calendar or Google Calendar, you have come to the right place.
In this post, we will tell you how to add Zoom meetings to these two popular calendars.
How to Add Zoom Meetings to Outlook Web
Compared to its desktop version, I find Outlook Web a lot simpler to use. I love the interface and that I can open it anywhere, as long as I have the required credentials with me.
Step 1: Here, you'll need to install a plug-in first. Head over to Microsoft AppSource and search for Zoom. Once you have located it, click on the Get it Now button.
Quite obviously, you will need to give a couple of permissions. Once done, you will be able to see the plug-in on the right panel.
Step 2: Sign in using your credentials. I had used my Google account to sign-in to Zoom previously, hence it wasn't a big issue here.
Once again, you'll need to give account permissions. However, this time it will be from Gmail to Zoom.
Having done that, you will see the plug-in on the side. Start a meeting will let you start an Instant meeting, whereas the second option will let you schedule a meeting the conventional way by adding time, participants, and the timezone.
Yep, the full conventional way.
Having entered all the details, just click on Create meeting to finish things off.
The only limitation of this method is that you will need to keep an email open while you schedule a meeting.
Accepting a Zoom Meeting
Again, accepting a Zoom meeting on Gmail is similar to any other meeting. Tap on one of the options, and the rest will be taken care of by Gmail and Google Calendar.
Did You Know: You can also add birthdays in Google Calendar.
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Now that you know how to add Zoom meetings to Outlook Calendar and Google Calendar directly, it's time to start scheduling and make the most of your time. And hey, do not forget to record those Zoom meetings for future reference.
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