Knowing your schedule at all times is vital when reading and composing emails. Obviously, you can open up your Google Calendar in another tab and check what events are on the horizon before responding, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could see this information right in Gmail? Now you can!
Without installing any fancy extensions or Add-ons, Gmail provides a way for you to bring your Google Calendar right into your Gmail interface. No need to waste time switching tabs, this feature allows you to check your schedule and even add new events to your calendar without ever leaving Gmail.
Following these instructions:
1) In Gmail, click on the gear icon and go to Settings.
2) Click on Labs.
3) Enable the lab called, Google Calendar Gadget.
4) Scroll to the bottom of the labs and click Save Changes.
5) In Gmail, you will notice three dot icons located on the lower left side navigation area. Click the three dot icons to show your Google Calendar.
Here are video instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQztJvGMNEA
Article posted by Lisa Bono, written by Google Gooru