If you’re already using the Tasks gadget in Gmail, you know that it’s a great way to create to-do lists and keep yourself on track. You can save even more time with your to-do lists by creating tasks directly from email messages.
- Open the email with the task you want to add.
- Choose Add to Tasks from the More drop-down menu. (You can also use Shift+T as a keyboard shortcut.)
- To open Tasks, click the down arrow to the right of Mail in the left sidebar, and select Tasks.
- The subject of the message now appears as an item in your task list. You can edit the item’s name, set a due date, or add notes.
- To see the original email again, click Related email under the to-do item.
- To open your Tasks list in a new browser tab (or “pop-out”), click the arrow in the top right corner of your Tasks.
To learn more about using Tasks in Gmail (including keyboard shortcuts), visit the Gmail Help Center: