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Gmail, Calendar Team Up to Keep Google App Users Organized Automatically

Google is integrating Gmail and Google Calendar to keep Google Apps users better organized.

gmail-events-in-calendarwebWhen the update launches this week, it will enable events to be added to Calendar based on information from messages sent to a users Gmail account.

For instance “when an individual receives an e-mail in Gmail with flight, hotel, restaurant, or ticketed event information, that event will be automatically added to their Google Calendar, complete with things like flight numbers and check-in times,” Google said in a blog post.

“Calendar will even update those events if plans change and a new email is received (for instance, when a flight is delayed or a reservation pushed back).”

The new update will come automatically to all desktop, iOS and Android Google Apps users (except for Google Apps for Government domains).

Users will be able to delete events from Calendar as well as adjust visibility settings, or disable the feature altogether, in their Calendar settings.

Upon first use, anyone using Calendar will see an in-product screen, on mobile or Web — whichever is accessed first — explaining how the feature works. It also explains the feature can be disabled in settings.

“Once the first event from Gmail is added, a one-time email notification will also be sent to the user from Google Calendar, explaining the settings and sharing details for events from Gmail,” Google said.

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