What Google Contacts Triggers and Actions Are Supported?#

Supported Triggers#

  • New or Updated Contact - Triggers when a contact is created or updated.
  • New Group - Triggers when a group is created.

Supported Actions#

  • Create Group - Creates a new group.
  • Create Contact - Creates a new contact.
  • Add Contact to Group - Adds an existing contact to a group.
  • Update Contact - Updates an existing contact.
  • Upload Contact Photo - Uploads a profile photo to an existing contact.

Supported Searches#

  • Find Contact - Finds a contact by name or email.

How to Get Started with Google Contacts on Zapier#

To get started with Google Contacts, first click to add a Google Contacts account in your zap.

Click to add a different account

Next, you'll name this Google Contacts account. Note: This name is only for identifying the account inside Zapier, it will not automatically try to add a specific Google Contacts account.

Name the Google Contacts account inside Zapier

You should then get a pop-up window from Google Contacts asking you to log-in to authorize the connection between that Google Contacts account and Zapier. If you are already logged in the pop up will show right away.

Log in to authorize your Google Contacts account

After logging in, you'll get sent back to your zap where you now have your Google Contacts account connected!

Your Google Contacts account is authorized

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Common Problems with Google Contacts#

Referenced group does not belong to the same user#

This error occurs when trying to manipulate contacts in a group you don't have ownership of. To change ownership, you'll need to do the following:

Delegation Settings

Once in the delegation settings, you'll need to make sure you're the owner there.

Group Owner

Zapier didn't transfer all my contacts!#

Google Contacts will only return 50 items to Zapier at a time. That means that if you add more than 50 new contacts in between the zap running, they won't all trigger the zap.

My Zap is triggering from contacts that I have not updated recently#

Other apps connected to Google contacts can update the contact in the background without you knowing. Try disabling any apps connected to Google Contacts. To figure out what apps have access to Google Contacts, go here: https://myaccount.google.com/security and click on "Connected apps & sites." Then click on "Manage Apps" and you should see a list that looks like this:

You will want to disable any apps that connect to Google Contacts. You can do so one at a time and see if the problem persists.

Deleting contacts is not triggering my Zap!#

Unfortunately, our Google Contacts app does not have a method of reporting when a contact is deleted from your account presently.

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