What Is Google Calendar?
How can it be integrated with TextP2P?
How Do I Get Started?
How to Send SMS Reminders with Google Calendar?
The first step is to log into zapier.com and click the button to "Make A Zap". Under the trigger section you will search for Google Calendar and select "Event Start".
Then you will connect to your google calendar and set up the time before the meeting you wish for the reminder to sent. In the example below I set it to 15 minutes, but with the free version it's not exact and Zapier recommends allowing 16 minutes or more. I also included a search team of "Reminder:" which means that only calendar events containing "Reminder:" in the name will be sent a text reminder.
Now proceed to the Zapier Action step. Search for TextP2P and select the action event of "Send Text Message" and hit continue. Connect to your TextP2P account. If this your first time connecting to TextP2P you will need your API username and secret key which you will find on your application screen.
Now setup the action by choosing the location of the phone. In the example below I choose that the phone number will be in the location field, but you could also put it in the description. Define your text message and that's it.
If you try testing it you might get this error because your test data does not have the phone number in the location field. Example:
Simply click the link to skip the test and turn on the zap and you can test it by creating an event on your google calendar with your phone number in the location field.
Now you’re ready to send Google Calendar text reminders to your customers, patients, coworkers and more.