Software & Apps Google Drive How to Add an Email to Your Google Calendar Convert Gmail messages to Google Calendar events by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated on April 08, 2019 GlobalStock/E+/Getty Images Google Drive Docs Sheets Slides Tweet Share Email Appointments, meetings, reminders, tasks and other items are typically added to Google Calendar either manually or via invitations from someone else. This handy online organizational tool helps to create some order in our busy lives, ensuring that we never miss milestones like birthdays and anniversaries or important events like dance recitals and dental checkups. One little-known feature that Calendar offers is the ability to create events out of your own emails, which can be useful for a number of reasons. The obvious is adding an item to your schedule from an email that contains details about a specific appointment or event such as its address or dress code, making it easy to refer to this information as the date draws near. A not-so-obvious use for this feature is setting reminders to follow up on certain emails by deriving calendar events from the messages themselves, once again ensuring that all pertinent details always accompany the timestamped note. Just because this functionality isn't widely publicized does not mean it's not worth adding to your digital repertoire, as it can improve productivity and make your everyday workflow a lot easier. How to Attach Email to Google Calendar Open Gmail in a new web browser tab or window. Select the email message that you wish to add to your Google Calendar by clicking on it once. Click on the More button, represented by three vertically-aligned dots and located on the far right-hand side of the Gmail toolbar (positioned directly above the email subject line). When the drop-down menu appears, click on the Create event option. A new tab will now open, loading the Google Calendar Event creation interface. You'll notice that most of the details from your email message have been prepopulated in the event fields, including the subject line and body content. All fields are editable within this interface, most importantly the date and time of the event as well as any reminders that you may want to set. Any attachments that were part of the original email will also be included in this Calendar event. Once you're satisfied with your new event details, click on the Save button to commit them to your Google Calendar. You also have the option of inviting guests to view and/or edit this newly-created event.