Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Create a Google Calendar Event From a Gmail Message Keep your inbox and calendar in sync by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on September 11, 2020 reviewed by Jon Fisher Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jonathan Fisher is a CompTIA certified technologist with more than 6 years' experience writing for publications like TechNorms and Help Desk Geek. our review board Article reviewed on Aug 08, 2020 Jon Fisher Email Gmail Yahoo! Mail Tweet Share Email If you schedule a lot appointments in Gmail, you'll appreciate the ease with which you can generate a Google Calendar event based on an email containing information about the event. Because Gmail and Google Calendar are closely integrated, you can create an event that's tied to an email even if the message doesn't mention a date at all. This feature comes in handy whether you use a computer browser or mobile app to access your Gmail account. Lifewire / Luyi Wang The instructions in this article apply to Google Calendar on both the mobile app and the desktop version accessed through a web browser. How to Create a Google Calendar Event From an Email in a Browser If you access Gmail in a computer browser, the steps for adding a calendar event differ from using Gmail in a mobile app. Open the message in Gmail and click the three dot icon on the toolbar. Alternatively, you can press the period key if you have Gmail keyboard shortcuts enabled. Select Create event to open a Google Calendar screen. Google Calendar populates the event's name with the subject line of the email and the description area with the email's body contents. Make any needed changes to these two areas. Select a date, start time, and end time from the drop-down menus under the event name at the top of the screen if they don't transfer from the email. If the event is an all-day event or repeats at regular intervals, make the necessary choices in the date area. Add a location for the event. Set a notification to remind you about the event at the specified time. Assign a color to indicate whether you are Busy or Free during the event. Press Save to save the event to your calendar. If you need to make any changes later, select the event in the calendar and then click the Pencil icon to edit the event. Add Gmail Events Automatically to Google Calendar Using a Mobile App If you're using both Gmail and Google Calendar on your mobile device, reservations and certain events automatically go into your calendar. This handy feature applies to events in confirmation emails from companies regarding hotel, restaurant, and flight reservations, and for ticketed events such as movies and concerts. Open the Google Calendar app on your mobile device. Expand the menu icon at the top of the screen and tap Settings. Tap Events from Gmail. The screen that opens contains your Google log-in information and an on/off slider next to Events from Gmail. Tap the slider to move it to the on position. Now, when you receive an email in your Gmail app about an event such as a concert, restaurant reservation, or flight, it is added to your calendar automatically. You can delete a single event or turn off this feature if you don't want events to be added automatically. If you later receive an email that updates the event—with a time change, for example—that change is added automatically to the calendar event. You can't edit these events yourself, but you can delete them if needed.