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Problem with Google Tasks Integration

  • 14 December 2022
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Google Tasks now has a number of ways of adding tasks. 

  1. Direct add
  2. Add from gMail using the make task button
  3. Add in an arbitrary Google Doc by creating a task checkmark then assigning

Zapier correctly detects new tasks that are added with methods 1 and 2, but does not ‘see’ tasks added in the third way, which means I can’t reliably use the integration to sync tasks.


Has anyone come across this? I assume it’s a bug in the Zapier integration or maybe Google Tasks presents tasks added that way slightly differently?


Best answer by christina.d 17 December 2022, 00:12

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Hi @spm1001 

Good question.

Might be best to open a ticket with Zapier Support for them to have a deeper look at the GTasks Zap app integration and provide feedback:

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Hey there, friends! I wanted to share some of what was discovered in the support ticket for anyone who may be following along!

As @spm1001 discovered, the “New Task” trigger doesn’t trigger on new tasks added from Google Docs. It looks like this feedback has been shared with our team before though and there is an active feature request out! OP has been added to the list of interested users and we’ll email if and when that gets implemented. 🙂

We’ll also be sure to keep this thread updated as well. Thanks so much for flagging this in community!

Yes, please let me know when this has been fixed.

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Hi @Laura from SI

I’ve added your vote for this feature request, and we’ll notify you via email once available. Thanks!

Great, thanks!

And if this is helpful:

  1. In Zapier, I created a Zap that when a new item appeared in my Google ‘My Tasks’ list (trigger), a new record would be created in my AirTable base (action)
  2. From a Google Doc ‘Check list’, I assigned my self the tasks and they appropriately populated in my Google ‘My Tasks’ list but did NOT make a record in AT (a bug - but you know this already)
  3. I tried a work-around by changing my zap to run from a different task list I created called ‘For Laura to Assign in AT’ in Goggle tasks. I thought I could then go into goggle ‘My Tasks’ list and simply change the task to the new list and the Zap would then trigger and create the Air Table record.  But sadly, that did not work either. 
    1. BUT, if I manually copied the ‘My Tasks’ task (cut and paste) into the ‘For Laura to Assign in AT’, the zap triggers properly and the AirTable records are created.

Hope this helps! Having this kind of workflow function properly will be a HUGE timesaver for our organization.






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Thanks for sharing you workaround, @Laura from SI! 🙂

Can I vote for this feature request as well? Seems like there isn’t any tool out there that is triggered from a Google Docs task add, currently :( 

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Hi @mebersole 

I’ve added your vote for this feature request, and we’ll notify you via email once available. Thanks!

Hi all,

Would also like to add my name to this special request.  As is, the zap actually isn’t functional.

Looks like this is a known Google API issue. Even the GTasks tool doesn’t show tasks added to Google Docs.

Hopefully Zapier can work around the issue as it’s been on Google’s plate for 2+ years now...

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Hi @briann and @mebersole 

I’ve added you both for this feature request, and we’ll notify via email once there is an update. Thanks!

Can you please also add me to the feature request? @jammer.solijon 

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Absolutely @jp-klv 

I’ve added your vote for this feature request, and we’ll  notify you via email once an update is readily available. Thanks.

@jammer.solijon can you add me to this feature request as well? Thanks!

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You got it, @megancrain! You’ve been added and we’ll keep you in the loop. 🙂