How to Easily Embed Google Calendar in Notion

Notion, the modular productivity app that aims to replace multiple apps, has gained immense popularity in recent times. It seamlessly integrates with various services like Google Drive, Figma, GitHub, Miro, and InVision. Additionally, users can embed Google Calendar directly into Notion, allowing them to view upcoming events from a single user interface.

Embedding Google Calendar in Notion

There are two simple ways to add Google Calendar to Notion. You can either use the official method, which works for most users, or you can opt for a third-party Google Calendar widget for more advanced features. Let's explore both options.

1. Add Google Calendar to Notion

To begin, you'll need to find the URL of the calendar you want to view in Notion. This can be a personal calendar, a shared calendar, or your company's master calendar. Follow these steps:

  1. Visit Google Calendar on the web and sign in with your Google account.
  2. In the left pane, you'll see all the public and personal Google Calendar calendars under your account.
  3. Click on the three-dot menu next to the calendar you want to add to Notion.
  4. Select “Settings and sharing” from the menu.
  5. Under “Calendar Settings,” enable “Make available to public” in the “Access Permissions” menu.
  6. Google will display a warning message. Read it carefully and click “OK” if you understand the implications of making your calendar public.
  7. Next, click on “Integrate calendar” in the left-hand panel and copy the URL under the “Public URL to this calendar” heading.
  8. Open your Notion workspace and select the page where you want to embed the Google Calendar.
  9. Use the “/” command and type “Embed” to enter the URL.
  10. Paste the copied URL and click the “Embed link” button.

And voila! You can now view your Google Calendar directly on a Notion page. You can resize the calendar and navigate through different views such as Week, Month, or Day. You can also scroll through upcoming weeks or months using the arrows.

2. Add Google Calendar Widget to Notion

By default, Notion doesn't offer built-in widgets, but you can still enhance the functionality of your Notion page by using third-party solutions. Here's how you can add a Google Calendar widget to Notion:

  1. Visit Indify on the web and sign up using your Google account.
  2. Search for “Google Calendar” and open the widget.
  3. Sign in with your Google account credentials.
  4. Customize the widget's appearance according to your preferences, such as selecting the default calendar view, text color, event borders, and background color.
  5. Open your Notion workspace and select the page where you want to embed the Google Calendar widget.
  6. Use the “/” command and type “Embed” to enter the URL.
  7. Paste the URL you obtained from Indify and click the “Embed link” button.

Now you have successfully added the Google Calendar widget to your Notion page.

Google Calendar Limitations in Notion

While embedding Google Calendar in Notion offers great convenience, there are a few limitations to keep in mind:

  • You can only view events in Google Calendar from Notion, and you can't create new entries.
  • The sync process between Google Calendar and Notion may take some time. You'll need to manually refresh the Notion page to see newly added entries.
  • Without integration with Gmail, the Notion calendar may be less useful.

Start Using Google Calendar in Notion

If you're satisfied with the current integration of Google Calendar in Notion, follow the steps above to embed your calendar and enjoy the convenience of viewing your upcoming events directly within Notion.