Get an email reminder 1 hour before a Google Calendar event starts

"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:

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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
Get an email reminder 1 hour before a Google Calendar event starts
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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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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.

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