How to Add Subscribers to Google Contacts with Zapier

Do you want to keep your subscribers in your Google Contacts list? With OptinMonster’s Zapier integration its easy! This guide will show you how to automatically add your subscribers to your Google Contacts list.

NOTE: Please be aware that Zapier has a free tier, but certain usage limits and integrations may require the paid version. The do provide a trial if you wish to try out their services to determine if they’re a good fit for your needs.
  1. Configure Webhook Integration
  2. Create Zapier Action
  3. Configure Google Contacts Action
  4. Setup What Information is Sent to Google Contacts
  5. Test Action
  6. Turn On Your Zap

Step 1 – Configure Webhook Integration

Create a Webhook Trigger by connecting OptinMonster to Zapier using our integration guide.

Step 2 – Create Zapier Action

Once you’ve configured a Webhook Trigger in Zapier following our Zapier integration guide, you’ll be ready to create an Action for your Zap. Select the Continue button to begin configuring your Action.

Click Continue

Step 3 – Configure Google Contacts Action

From the Choose an Action App screen, select Google Contacts.

NOTE: you may need to search for this app if you haven’t previously used it in a Zap.

Choose Google Contacts

Next you’ll be prompted to specify what Action should happen within Google Contacts. Choose Create Contact from the options, followed by the Save + Continue button on the bottom right.

Create Contact

Zapier will now ask you to choose or connect your specific Gmail account. If you haven’t already connected your Gmail account to Zapier, select the Connect a New Account.

Connect an Account

If connecting your Gmail account for the first time, a new window will open prompting you to login to your Google account and confirm Zapier can access your account. Choose the Account you want to connect, and then select the Allow button to proceed.

Allow Connection

You’ll see your Gmail account available to select now. Go ahead and press the Test button to confirm the connection to your Gmail account.

Test Connection

Clicking the pencil icon next to your account’s name will allow you to rename the account. This can be helpful if you need to connect more than one Gmail account to your Zapier account.

Once you select the account you want to connect for this Action, select the Save + Continue button.

Click Save and Continue

Step 4 – Setup What Information Is Sent to Google Contacts

On the next screen you’ll be asked to link which webhook fields are linked to which Google Contacts fields.

Clicking the icon on the top right of of the field will provide options for selecting the lead data from your campaign when appropriate.

Click Field Selector Icon

The first thing you will need to do is determine to which list / group the new contacts will be added. If you’re just starting out with OptinMonster, it may be worth creating a specific group just for these leads.

Choose Contact Group

The main field you will need to match up is at least the email field. However, you can also link up the name fields.

Synchronize Fields

Additionally, you could choose to add additional details into the comments section of your contact, such as the Name of the campaign and its Slug. This may be helpful if you would like to keep tabs which campaign converted the user.

Comments Field

When you’re finished connecting fields, click Continue.

Click Continue

Step 5 – Test Action

Review the fields to be added to each new contact in Google Contacts. If you need to make additional changes, you can click the “Edit Template” link in the left sidebar to return to the previous screen. If you’re happy with your fields to be added for your new Contacts, click Send Test To Google Contacts to send a test contact to yourself.

Click Send Test to Google Contacts

If your test was successful, you will see a green Test Successful message. Click Finish.

Click Finish

You can check the results of the test yourself by going to your Contacts list and looking for the test contact.

Contacts Test

Step 6 – Turn on Your Zap

The final step is to turn your new Zap on! You can also give it a name for easy identification.

Turn on Zap

Congratulations! You’ve now created a Zap which will add new OptinMonster subscribers to your Google Contacts!

Want to automatically send your new leads an email using your GMail account? See our guide on how to send subscribers an email from Gmail with Zapier and OptinMonster.