Gmail gets better Google Calendar integration

If Google does not already rule your internet world, then it is still aiming to do so. Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs -- the company aims to offer you everything. Now it looks at integrating more of these features to make things a bit easier for customers, adding better Calendar options right into the email app.

"If you do a lot of scheduling over email, it's now a little bit easier to create events directly from your Gmail. Now available: dates and times within emails are lightly underlined: click them to schedule that conference call or lunch date without ever leaving Gmail" says Google product manager Boris Khvostichenko.

Dates in email will now feature an underline -- click on it to preview your schedule for the day as well as change the title, date or time of the event. Users can then click a new "Add to Calendar" feature to integrate the appointment or meeting right into their schedule. The company points out that customers can add the event to his or her calendar, and for added convenience, the calendar event will include a link back to the original message in Gmail.

This new feature will roll out over the next week to customers of the English language. Google will then begin adding other languages as well, and promises that those will follow this release closely.

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