How to Create a Task from an Email in Gmail

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So you want to "do" the email and have the task visible and keep the email out of the Inbox and be done by a due date and add notes as you go?

In Gmail, you can do all this with a task that links to an email message. These are easy to create, too, starting from the message in question.

Create a Task from an Email in Gmail

To create a new to-do item from and linked to an email message in Gmail:

  • Open the desired conversation or check it in the message list.

To open the message related to a to-do item in Gmail Tasks:

To remove an email association from a to-do item in Gmail Tasks:

  • Highlight the desired task (click anywhere in its title, for example).
  • Press Shift-Enter.
  • Click the x next to Related email.
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