When this happens...
Google CalendarEvent Start
Then do this...
GmailSend Email

"Call with Sarah starts in 1 hour!" Stay on top of your schedule with reminders in your inbox for upcoming meetings. With this Zapier automation, you can set up a customized email notification that includes the event summary, description and more. You can customize the notification time, too, having this email sent 2, 3, 4 or however many hours/minutes you'd like before the meeting.

How It Works

Zapier keeps an eye on your Google Calendar—either at a specific calendar or an upcoming event that matches a search query on a calendar, such as:

Google Calendar search query example

When it's the designated time before a specified event, Zapier sends you an email from your Gmail inbox.

What You Need

  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar

Why Zapier?

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It's easy to connect Gmail + Google Calendar and requires absolutely zero coding experience—the only limit is your own imagination.

When this happens...
then do this!
New Email Matching Search

Triggers when you receive a new email that matches a search string you provide.

Create Draft

Create (but do not send) a new email message.

New Labeled Email

Triggers when you receive a new email and label it within two days.

Send Email

Create and send a new email message.

New Attachment

Triggers when you receive a new attachment (triggers once per attachment).

Create Detailed Event

Create an event by defining each field.

New Starred Email

Triggers when you receive a new email and star it within two days.

Quick Add Event

Create an event from a piece of text. Google parses the text for date, time, and description info.

New Thread

Triggers when a new thread starts.

Update Event

Updates an event. Only filled fields are updated.

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One of the most popular email services, Gmail keeps track of all your emails with treaded conversations, tags, and Google-powered search to locate find any message you need.

Google Calendar lets you organize your schedule and share events with co-workers and friends. With Google's free online calendar, it's easy to keep track of your daily schedule.

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