How to Add an Email to Your Google Calendar

Convert Gmail messages to Google Calendar events

What To Know

  • Open Gmail, and pick a message. Press the More icon, and pick Create event. Create the event, and press Save.
  • When the Calendar tab opens, you can create your entry like you normally would.

This article explains how to automatically create a Google Calendar entry from a message in Gmail. You can also set reminders to follow up on certain emails related to upcoming events.

How to Attach Email to Google Calendar

Follow these instructions to attach an email to Google Calendar.

  1. Open Gmail in a new web browser tab or window.

  2. Open the email message that you would like to add to your Google Calendar.

    A screenshot of an email message within the Gmail interface.
  3. Select the More button, represented by three vertically-aligned dots on the right side of the Gmail toolbar (above the email subject line).

    The More menu in Gmail
  4. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Create event.

    The Create Event command in Gmail
  5. A new tab opens, loading the Google Calendar Event creation screen. Most of the email message details are pre-populated in the event fields, including the subject line and body content. These fields can be edited. If needed, make changes to the date and time of the event as well as reminders you want to set. 

    Attachments that were part of the original email are also included in the Calendar event.

    A screenshot of the Google Calendar event creation interface
  6. When you're satisfied with the new event details, select Save to commit the event to your Google Calendar. You also have the option of inviting guests to view or edit the event.

    The Save button
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