Today marks the 1–year anniversary of the launch of Google Meet ⇔ Slack integration 🎉 . The first version went live on 9th November, 2021 as a simple internal tool at Setu. 16 versions and one year later, it is installed on 30+ Slack workspaces by 80+ people all over the world!
Curious to know how the ride was? Let’s gooo! 🚀
So, Google Meet ⇔ Slack integration is a chrome extension that automatically updates your Slack status in real-time, when you join and exit meetings, even for unscheduled meetings or overflowing meetings. Take a look at the GIF below—
However, Slack status couldn't be set directly from the browser due to CORS issue when using the Slack Status API. Using a proxy server circumvented the CORS issue by forwarding the Slack Staus API calls.
Google Meet ⇔ Slack integration started picking up pace and people were using and loving it. The range of emojis that were used was pretty fun to watch 🤩🙃😋!
But hey, grass is always greener on the other side! A very important and valuable feedback we received, more like a feature request,
Slack Status doesn’t seem to clear if I close the meeting tab
Even though this is not a common pattern to exit a meeting but it opened up a plethora of possibilities into user thinking and understanding.
I shouldn’t have to learn new shortcuts to do what I could do without the shortcuts - GB
We pushed out the first update to the extension for clearing the Slack status on tab close. We achieved this by listening to tab close events in Chrome and clearing the status when the Google Meet tab is closed.