An Overview of Unito's Google Contacts Integration

Looking to add Google Contacts to your workflow? Here's what you can expect from our integration.

Included in this Google Contacts integration article:

Which Google Contacts fields can sync with Unito?

Here are the fields you can currently sync with Google Contacts, whether they can be used in two-way flows, as well as whether you can use them in rules or not.

Quick definitions:

    • One-Way: Changes to the Google Contacts field will appear in the other synced field but not vice versa.
    • Two-Way: Changes to either synced field will appear in the other.
    • Rules: This contact field can be used as a trigger in your rules to filter work items from syncing with Unito.
Google Contacts Field One-Way? Two-Way? Rules?
Email address  
First name  
Job title  
Last name  
Phone number  
PO Box  
Postal code  
Street address  
Street address line 2  

Got feedback? Submit a Unito feature request to let us know what you'd like to see in the next update to our Google Contacts integration.

What counts as an item in sync?

For Google Contacts, Unito counts every synced contact as an item in sync.

Limitations and other considerations

  • Syncing multiple email addresses: If a contact has multiple email addresses assigned to it, Unito will only sync the first — or primary — email address.

  • Syncing multiple addresses: Unito will only sync the first address for contacts that have multiple addresses.

  • Two-way flows: Currently, you can only sync contacts *from* Google Contacts to other tools. That means you couldn't use Unito to create new contacts when a work item is created in another tool, for example. Note that you can still keep all information updated in both tools; you just can't automate contact creation with Unito.

  • Contact merging: This Unito feature keeps your Mailchimp contacts from getting duplicated as you sync them. Here's how it works.

Google Contacts permissions information

When you first connect your Google Contacts account to Unito, you might notice that Unito needs permission to permanently delete contacts. This permission is a requirement for this integration to work, but Unito never deletes your data.

In fact, we have a very strict policy regarding content deletion. You can find the full policy here, but the essence of it is Unito will never delete data on the platform it originates from.

Say you sync your Google Contacts to Trello, where they become new Trello cards. If you delete, close, or archive a Trello card synced to a Google contact, the original contact will never be deleted. So even if Unito needs this permission to work properly, we will never delete your contacts.