You might have noticed in recent Gmails that dotted lines have appeared below dates and times in the text (see top picture). This is a new Gmail feature that allows you to add Google Calendar events directly from your emails.
Simply hover over the text under which the dotted lines appear and the option to “Add to Calendar” will appear. Click, and a pop up window will appear where you can edit the name of the event, the time or the date (see third image). Finally, click the blue button, and the event will be added to the main calendar associated with your email address.
To edit other aspects of the event (adding notes, locations, adding to other calendars), go to the Calendar page and click on the event.
This is a simple but welcome additional function to Gmail that eliminates some steps in adding events to your calendar.