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Gmail and Google Calendar

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Clay’s Gmail connection creates contacts for people you’ve emailed and displays email-related information on cards.

Connecting to Gmail and Google Calendar


  1. Go to Profile Icon in the top right, then Settings on Mac, Windows, Web, or iOS
  2. Under Integrations, tap Connect Google
  3. Toggle on the accounts you'd like to connect, then tap Connect
  4. Follow the Google authentication flow

What Clay Does

  • Clay automatically creates contacts for people you’ve emailed. This includes everyone back to your first email.
  • Clay shows your email history with a person on their profile. You’ll see your first email with a person and your most recent email.
  • Clay prioritizes people depending on how well you know them. Don’t worry if you have a ton of emails, Clay will prioritize people you've emailed more.
  • Clay surfaces people you’ve recently emailed for the first time in the Home view. Tap on someone to view their profile. On iOS, swipe to the right to star, or swipe to the left to take a note, change the reconnect cadence, or dismiss the reminder.
  • Clay tries to filter out newsletters, distribution lists, and spam. It’s hard to have 100% accuracy though, so you can always manually delete these afterwards.

What Clay Doesn’t Do

  • Clay doesn’t store your Google credentials like your password. Google only provides a token that Clay uses to pull emails. We never have access to your Google password.
  • Clay can’t see the body of emails (i.e. the actual message). This is so important we address it individually. Clay only asks for permission to import email metadata—the To:, Cc:, Subject:, and date. That permission does not provide any access to the body of the email.
  • Clay can’t create, modify, or delete emails. Same as above—literally, can’t. We request permission only for creating and enriching contacts in Clay.

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