Turn messages into Tasks

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.

  1. Open the email with the task you want to add.
  2. Choose Add to Tasks from the More drop-down menu. (You can also use Shift+T as a keyboard shortcut.)

  1. To open Tasks, click the down arrow to the right of Mail in the left sidebar, and select Tasks.

  1. 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: