New Nylas Calendar API Feature: Conferencing Sync Beta

Allow users to quickly join events with the market-leading video conference tools like Zoom, Google Meet, MS Teams, and more.

Dominic Corsaro | December 21, 2020

We are pleased to announce the latest addition to the Nylas Calendar API: Conferencing Sync Beta.  

With Conferencing Sync, all of the dial-in information that participants need to join a meeting is now exposed to developers and syncs seamlessly between your platform and your user’s calendar provider.

Want a PDF of this article?

Share it with a friend or save it for later reading.

Save time for your users by simplifying the process to join meetings using the video conference market leaders, all supported by Nylas: Zoom, Google Meet, MS Teams, GoToMeeting, and Webex.

Sync Conference Data Seamlessly

With Conferencing Sync, your users can seamlessly join meetings by clicking on the conference link from directly within your platform. Provide video conference support in a way that fits your users’ scheduling workflows without having to build from scratch.

How the Nylas Conferencing Sync Integration Works

Now, you can expose conferencing information to your end users’ meetings with the new conferencing attribute. 

For example, if you make a GET request for an event:

curl -X GET 'https://api.nylas.com/events/{id}' -H 'Authorization: Bearer ACCESS_TOKEN'

The API response will now include the new conferencing data (example is abbreviated for readability):

{
    "object": "event",
    "id": "4ee4x",
    "title": "Virtual Consultation: Nuclear Automobile Engines",
    "conferencing":{
        "provider":"Zoom Meeting",
        "details":{
          "url":"https://us02web.zoom.us/j/{id}",
          "meeting_code":"{code}",
          "password":"{password}",
          "phone":[
             "+1-555-555-5555"
          ]
    }
}

The conferencing attribute works for the following providers:

  • Zoom
  • Hangouts
  • MS Teams
  • WebEx
  • GoToMeeting

Here is more information in our docs.

Video Conferencing is Scheduled to be Here Forever

The use of and reliance on video conferencing is expected to increase through 2025 as remote work is growing steadily.  Studies show that 61% of workers plan to work remotely even after the pandemic is over, making video conferencing capabilities a must-have.  Let Nylas power and improve your calendaring capabilities.

Learn how the Nylas Conferencing Sync can simplify scheduling in your platform. Speak to a platform specialist now.

Dominic Corsaro

Dominic is a Product Marketing Manager at Nylas. In his spare time, he loves to hike and go to the beach with his dog.