Facilitate your meetings and workshops in Miro faster, easier, smoother with the Miro add-on for Google Calendar! Now you can easily attach Miro boards to your Google events and share the boards with your meeting participants with just a few clicks.
You can use either the Google Workspace add-on or the Chrome extension to attach Miro boards to your Calendar events. For the best experience, we recommend using the Miro for Google Calendar add-on as this is part of the Google Workspace experience and makes collaboration with Miro and Google Workspace more seamless, all in one place.
✏️ Only meeting facilitators need to install the add-on or the extension.
Miro add-on for Google Calendar
Available for: Free, Starter, Education plans (sharing options restricted); Business, Consultant, Enterprise plans (full functionality)
Set up the integration
Follow this link to install the app for your Google Calendar.
✏️ Your Google Workspace administrator may need to install the app for your organization or team. Please check with your administrator if the app is not available. Learn more.
Open your Google Calendar and click the Miro icon on the right.
Miro in Google Calendar
Click Authorize access. You need to allow Miro to access your Google account to start using the integration.
Authorizing Miro access to your Google account
Google Workspace admins can pre-install certain add-ons for their domain users and also allow/block certain add-ons within their domain. If the admin did not block the Miro add-on, all users should be able to install/uninstall it to their liking by default. Whereas if the admin pre-installs the add-on for the entire domain nobody needs to install it in the first place, as it will be pre-installed.
Attach Miro boards to Google Calendar events
Once the add-on is configured for your Calendar, you can add Miro boards as attachments to Google meetings. When creating a new event or editing an existing one, click Attachments and choose Miro on the drop-down menu, click Choose or create a board on the next pop-up.
Attaching Miro boards to Google events
On the Miro picker, select a board or create a new one. You can select any of the boards that you have access to on your Miro dashboard. To create a new board, click the blue plus button.
Selecting a board on the picker
Having selected/created the board, you can share it with your meeting participants if you have this permission on the Miro side and if your plan allows doing this. Set the access rights of your meeting attendees by choosing an option under the Anyone the organizer invites to the event line. You can allow your meeting participants to view/comment/edit the board. If you are not allowed to share the board, you will see the corresponding message on the pop-up.
Sharing the board with meetings participants
If you share a board on Free plan, the board will not be shared if some of the meeting invitees are not part of the team where the board belongs.
On Starter and Education plan, the board will not be shared if you share it for editing and some of the meeting invitees are not part of the team where the board belongs.
On Consultant, Business, Enterprise plans, the board will not be shared if some of the meeting invitees are not part of the team where the board belongs and guests are not allowed in the team invitation settings. If the guest role is allowed, those invitees who are not part of the team will be invited to the board as guests.
Add multiple boards and remove attached boards
To add multiple boards to a meeting, add another attachment to the meeting, choose Miro on the drop-down menu, and select/create a board as shown above.
To remove a board from the event, simply click the cross icon and remove the attachment. Please note that those meeting participants who have been invited to the board when you attached and shared it will not be removed from the board automatically.
Removing a board from attachments
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to be a meeting owner to attach the Miro board to the Google Calendar event?
- This depends on settings selected by the meeting creator. Anyone who can edit the event can attach a Miro board. More information can be found in Google Help Center.
Miro for Google Calendar (Chrome extension)
⚠️ The Miro for Google Chrome extension will be deprecated on June 30, 2023 in order to streamline the experience for Google Calendar users. As an alternative, we recommend you use our add-on for Google Workspace. In case you have any questions, please contact our support team or leave a question in the Miro Community.
Once the extension is added, you will see two buttons in the editing mode of your Google events: Create new board, Choose existing board. To start using the extension, configure it by connecting your Google account and Miro. Press either of the buttons and click Connect next to Google Calendar.
Connecting Google Calendar and Miro
Allow Miro to access your Google account by clicking Continue. In the next step, you need to connect the extension to Miro. Click Connect and log in to Miro.
The option to connect Miro to the extension
Then choose a team and click Authorize. The chosen team's dashboard will appear on your picker when attaching existing boards to your Google events. If you wish to connect several teams, click the plus icon on the configuration window.
The option to connect one more Miro team
To detach a team, click the arrow icon next to it.
Disconnecting a team from the Miro for Google Calendar Chrome extension
Attach a Miro board using the Chrome extension
If you plan to invite your meeting participants to a brand new Miro board, click the Create new board button next to Miro icon while setting up an event in Google Calendar. If you have several teams connected, you will be asked to choose a team where the board will be created. The board will have the title of the meeting. If the meeting hasn't been named yet, the board's name will be Untitled. All meeting participants who are members of your Miro team where the board has been created will be automatically invited to the board as Editors.
You will find the board link in the event description.
Attaching a brand new Miro board to a Google event
⚠️ You cannot change the board name in the event description - editing the link will only result in changing the link's text. The board's name can only be changed on the Miro side.
⚠️ Please note that attaching Miro boards to Google Calendar meetings or creating new ones do not work for events that are in the past.
To add an existing Miro board to an event, click Choose existing board and select a board in the picker:
Attaching a Miro board to Google calendar event
✏️ You can attach multiple boards to one meeting by clicking the button.
The extension allows you to invite all meeting participants as viewers/commenters/editors or leave the board settings untouched. Once you hit Save, all meeting participants will be automatically invited to the board and will get email invitations (if it is allowed in their notification settings). Please note, if an invitee is not a member of your team, they won't be added to the board. Please make sure that all meeting participants already take seats in your team.
If you don't wish to change the existing board sharing settings, choose As in sharing settings.
Choosing board access settings for meeting participants
✏️ Please note that access of previously invited board users will not be degraded.
Users that will be added to the meeting later on will also get invitations to the attached board (if they are a part of the team). All meeting guests get access to the board if this is configured in the board access settings in Google Calendar.
Users removed from the meeting will not be removed from the attached board. Please change their access level on the Miro's side.