Send emails as attachments - Propose a new meeting time or add a note to calendar invites in Gmail

January 13, 2020

Starting sometime after January 13th, 2020, Google is adding two new features:

The ability to attach email messages to a new email without downloading them first

The ability to propose a new meeting time or add a note to calendar invites from Gmail

 

Attach email messages to a new email without downloading them first. 

Someone adding multiple emails to an email as attachments.

To insert emails in a new thread, drag and drop them into the draft window.

The menu option to forward an email as an attachment.

Another way to insert emails in a new thread is to select the emails and then from the overflow (three-dot) menu select “Forward as attachment”.

Sending emails as attachments allows you to write a summary email message to your recipients, and attach the set of supporting emails that recipients can directly open in their mail client. 

 

Propose a new meeting time or add a note to Calendar invites from Gmail.

When you open a Google Calendar invite in Gmail, you’ll see a new “More Options” dropdown menu, allowing you to propose a new time for the meeting or add a note to your RSVP. Selecting either option will open the respective event section in calendar.google.com, where you can make those updates directly.

Propose a new meeting time or add a note to Calendar invites from Gmail

Note that this feature is only available for Gmail on the web at the moment. 

Helpful links

Help Center: Send emails as attachments