Google today announced an update that brings Gmail and Google Calendar closer together. The new feature, which adds events to Google Calendar based on information in emails sent to your Gmail account, is rolling out this week to Google Apps customers on desktop, Android, and iOS.
When you receive an email in Gmail with flight, hotel, restaurant, or ticketed event information, a Google Calendar event will be automatically added to Google Calendar with the important data pulled right into the description. Better yet, Google Calendar will even update those events if plans change and a new email is received.
That means you no longer have to worry about creating Google Calendar events that include important information like flight numbers and check-in times. Furthermore, you also don’t have to update your events when a flight is delayed or a reservation pushed back.