Would You Rather Do It in 3 Steps or in 1?
Usually, that involves opening your calendar, creating an event, and finally, manually, inviting other attendees to make sure everybody has all the correct details. If you use Gmail and Google Calendar, all these actions meet happily in one task: send an email.
In Gmail, you can add to any message or reply you send an invitation. If the event does not yet exist in your Google Calendar, it will be set up automatically, too.
Add an Invitation to an Email in Gmail
To make an email or reply you compose in Gmail contain an invitation:
- Start composing a new message or reply in Gmail.
- Click Add event info.
- Type the event title under Event:.
- Specify a location (optional) under Where:.
- Set the event's time and duration under When:.
- Continue composing and eventually send your message.
Add More Invitees or Details
The event specified by Add event info will automatically be added to your Google Calendar, and all recipients of the message receive an invitation to attend it. To add more invitees or make the event repeat, for example, click more event options ».
If you open the more event options » window, make sure you do send email invitations from there (Google Calendar will ask you to when you save the event), because in this case, Gmail will not.