Google Calendar
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Written by Alison Prator
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With the Google Calendar integration you can automatically import your calendar events to Float, export your Float tasks to Google Calendar, or do both using our two-way sync.

Once you've connected your account, tasks and events will be automatically synced to Float/Google as they are created.

How to sync Float and Google Calendar

  1. To connect to Google, you must appear on your team schedule. At the bottom-left of any Float window, click your profile icon and then Calendar integrations from the menu.

  2. Click Connect to log into your Google account, click Allow on the next page to authorize Float access to your Google account.

  3. Check the Send your calendar events to a Float project to import your calendar events to Float, the Send your scheduled tasks to a Google Calendar to export your Float tasks to Google—or do both!

  4. Click Save to start syncing Float and Google Calendar.

Import your Google events to Float

Choose the calendar you want to send to Float, the events you'd like to import, and the project you want them assigned to.

💡Here's a tip: While your Google Calendar events can only be imported to a single Float project at a time, you can change the project that an individual task belongs to once it is in Float. Simply click the task on the Schedule and select a different project. The task will remain synced with Google Calendar.

Select the Choose specific events option if you don't want all of your events added to Float. Type in a single word to filter out any events that do not contain that word in the event name.

📝Note: When using the Choose specific events filter, the word must contain: alphanumeric characters, no spaces or special characters, and be between 3 and 20 characters long.

Check the Hide event titles and descriptions box to prevent others from seeing the details of your imported events. They will display as Google Calendar Event on the Schedule.

📝Note: When the Hide event titles and descriptions box is checked, task names are editable, but notes are not.

Individual events are imported from two months before the date you sync and three years after. The sync icon at the top of each task makes it clear which ones are synced from Google.

📝Note: All day events are not imported from Google Calendar.

To stop syncing individual events, open the task menu and click Unsync at the top.

Export your Float tasks to Google

You can also send your Float tasks to Google Calendar. Select the tasks you want to send from Float and the calendar you want to send them to.

Your Float tasks are immediately exported to Google Calendar.

📝Note: Tasks set without a specific time in Float are exported as all day events to Google Calendar.

Additional notes

  • Google event times are synced to the time zone set in the Team settings.

  • Recurring events are treated as repeating tasks in Float if they match one of the available repeat task options. All other recurring events will be imported as individual tasks.

  • If no end date is set for a recurring event, an end date is set three years from the date of import in Float.

  • Events scheduled overnight in Google (e.g., 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.) will display on the first day within Float with no crossover into the next day.

  • Google descriptions are imported to the maximum number of characters supported in Float (250). Any additional characters will not display.

  • Events are imported from 2 months before the import date to 3 years after the import date.

  • Only events from the default calendar group are imported into Float. Public shared folders will not be imported.

  • You cannot sync your calendar events to a project in Float that has a locked task list.

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