Remember the Rolodex? That little swiveling desk-topper that held contact information for everyone from your colleagues to your prospects? With the rise of computers, email, and cellphones, you no longer need a physical pile of index cards to keep track of your contacts. But with so many devices to track that information, it’s all too easy to accidentally build up multiple lists, create duplicate contacts, and lose touch with the people you need to reach.
Even if you use an app like Google Contacts to keep track of these people, the list you build doesn’t automatically transfer to the tools in your stack. Worse, it’s tough to contribute to that list from your other work tools. That can create a situation where every team has its own contact list.
With Unito, you get access to the deepest integrations on the market for your tool stack. Using Unito’s brand new integration for Google Contacts, you can create a single contact list that’s available everywhere.
What is Google Contacts?
Google Contacts is so ubiquitous you might not even realize you’re using it. It integrates seamlessly with Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive, and the rest of the Google suite. Think of it like that Rolodex, except it’s synced with all your Google services instead of sitting on your desk. It serves up emails, phone numbers, and more, automatically. As long as you’re working on a Google platform.
But that’s not always the case, is it? Teams that need to be in constant communication with their contacts, like sales and customer success, are often using other tools to manage these relationships. Think HubSpot, Salesforce, or Pipedrive. Your organization might also use a single, centralized database tool, like Airtable or Notion, to create enriched contacts. Google Contacts doesn’t necessarily work very well with these tools out of the box.
What is a beta integration?
Google Contacts is our latest beta integration. That means it’s fresh off of the upcoming integrations page, which we use to gauge interest in future integrations. A beta integration doesn’t usually sync as many fields as its full-fledged counterpart, and some features might be limited. But launching a beta integration means you get access earlier so you can start optimizing your workflows. For us, a beta integration is a way to make sure the work we’re doing matches your needs.
There are a few important differences between beta integrations and their full version. You can find all of them in our Help Center article, but here are some key takeaways.
What you can do with Unito’s Google Contacts integration
Here are just a few things you can do with this integration.
- Sync contacts from Google Contacts to other tools: A team needs contact information for a customer or an external collaborator? Make sure it’s right at their fingertips, no matter which tool they’re using. Set up a Unito flow in minutes, and crucial contact information will be automatically synced to other tools. Unito supports many Google Contacts fields, like names, phone numbers, job titles, websites, and more. See the full list here.
- Filter contacts: With Unito’s rules, you control which contacts get synced from Google Contacts over to other tools. You can filter out contacts by labels and country.
Things you can’t do (yet!)
Beta integrations don’t always have as many features as full integrations. Here are a few things you won’t be able to do with our Google Contacts integration yet.
- Syncing multiple addresses: This is true for email addresses and physical addresses. If a contact has multiple addresses, a Unito will only sync the first address.
- Merging duplicate contacts: Synced contacts won’t be automatically merged, so watch out for those duplicate contacts.
- Creating new contacts from other tools: Unito flows will only create new contact from Google Contacts to other tools, and not vice-versa. Don’t worry though, contacts will be kept updated in all tools automatically!
We use beta integrations to build better full integrations, so your feedback will be essential! If you run into any issues or want to let us know which features we should include, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.