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Jun
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In one of our early Google Now rumors, we described the possibility of "inferred events," or events that Google would grab from your Gmail (or other Google services) and present as a card in Google Now, with the option to add an entry to your calendar.

Today, it looks like the service is being switched on for some users, with Gmail being the first target (as we speculated previously). As expected, Now pulls information from Gmail to create a handy card, asking if you'd like the event to be added to the calendar associated with your account. Users can also choose whether they want this functionality in the "everything else" section of Now's settings.

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It's worth noting that Google Now already does similar tasks for the user, like pulling flight information from confirmation messages. It's unclear right now when or if the service will expand to other services (like Hangouts), but it's certainly nice to see a continued effort on Google's part to keep users from forgetting their plans.

Thanks, Taco Monster!

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Justin Fabian

    Is this another feature that is limited to @gmail.com accounts (as opposed to apps accounts)?

    • Mr E

      what else is limited on apps accounts?

      • amnesia

        Youtube.

        • Orkeren1307

          youtube works just fine on apps accounts!
          EDIT: the domain admin needs to go to google.com/a and login.. then at the bottom there is the "more controls" field. hit that and go to "Other Google Services"

          • Sebah

            Only if you live the the few countries that officially have google enabled.

      • James Ellis

        Shipping and flight info cards do not work on an Apps account, because business users don't need to know when to catch flights or the status of a shipment. /s

        • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

          I hear you!

      • TheLastAngel

        High res contact images. It's an embarrassment.

        Oh, by the why AP, maybe you should give Google some flac for that.

        • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

          They really should -- it's beyond embarrassment. It's actually a shame on Google. Considering that many Google App account owners pay to use their services.

  • dj_deez

    WOW! A new Google Now feature! So cool! Ow, wait, I live in Poland so... shit.

    • http://sushubh.net/ chromaniac

      This feature should be available to you and me.

    • djakdekiel

      Zmień język na angielski:) Z Xposed możesz ustawić dla jednej aplikacji.
      Change language to english. WIth xposed you can set this for one app.

    • senor_heisenberg

      Some of you international users are annoying as shit. Move to a supported country if you want features.

      /halfserious

      • David Cesarino

        Yes. I'm one but c'mon, it is the same whining every single news about a new feature. "They're everywhere!!!"

      • williamjarquin

        I live in Nicaragua, and I set my phone in English Language. After some months, I got all the features from Google (even the ones who are supposed U.S only)

      • Go fuck yourself

        Shut the fuck up, dickhead.

      • qc

        We would if your country didnt completely suck.

      • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

        The problem is, even if you are in a supported country, if you are a Google App user, you are probably out of luck as well. None of the Gmail cards work for Google App account before, and it's not likely to work this time -- please, I want to be proved wrong!

  • ClarkDV

    nice

  • Taco Monster

    Man, you guys work fast!

  • David Monostori

    I dont have any of the based on your gmail options. In Google now stetting under phone search there is no gmail. What could be the problem?

    • sdfsdfasd

      "is being switched on for SOME users"

      • David Monostori

        I know that, but flight updates should work, because it was working for me last year, but now i dont have that option anymore, and my flights doesn't show up on google now, while i have the tickets in my gmail. I haven't noticed it since september, but on Tuesday i booked a flight and nothing... Than i found out that the Gmail is missing from the Gnow setting under phone search... It looks like Goggle Now doesnt recognize that i have gmail on my phone... My tracking cards are missing too(for orders from amazon or ebay which was working fine before...)

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      It's on a progressive rollout. You'll eventually see an automatically generated card like the one above, at which time you can press the magic wand icon to adjust the settings.

      • Philip Kahn

        Fun fact: If you "usually get around" by biking, none of the car options show up, even if you're driving with a borrowed car. Oh well.

  • Matthew Fry

    I'd rather have it like the web interface with the little underline under the date. If I'm going to make a calendar entry, I'm going to make it immediately so I don't forget. I'm not going to leave Gmail and go to Google Now.

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      An addition to Gmail would be good, the point of this functionality isn't for your to go to Now specifically seeking to create an appointment, it's for those times when you don't set an appointment or forget.

      • Matthew Fry

        Fair enough.

    • Taco Monster

      The underline also works for me right in Gmail.

      Doh! You meant the mobile app!

  • TheLastAngel

    It's really annoying to keep track of which Google Now features from six months ago have now made it to the German version.

    I hate Google Now.

  • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

    Still waiting for them to find a way to pull data from my OTHER email accounts; particularly my other Google accounts. Starting to wonder if I need to configure my primary account to check all my other accounts and just throw them into folders marked as read just so it'll see their contents.

  • Druter

    Yeah...no thanks

  • Tv

    I noticed this a few hours ago, GN asked if I wanted to create a calendar event for something tomorrow based on an email from two months ago.

  • cabbieBot

    this is some of the cool "google is stalking my life" stuff ive been waiting for. BTW how does liam only have 733 followers? what a terrible lack of well deserved e-cred

  • http://www.bystander.info/ Željko Trogrlić

    Actually, Google's helps me to forget my plans. Reminders are mess. If you don't react to remainder and it's due time is passed, it is silently removed.

  • Forj

    Hasn't this always been around? A few months ago, I got an email saying that I had an eye exam. Google Now later had a card showing me that I had an eye exam. What's new?

  • Anna

    That's Google's new dumb product that's very unreliable. Uses a lot of RAM, slows down phone, gets killed when its supposed to be running, requires internet even for the most basic things,why????? I missed so many important reminders and other information set by GN that made me hate it so much. I wish companies still made things that work reliably like in those days. What if the TV had random reboots or crushes in those days? Looks like we are progressing backwards.

  • http://www.omniesolutions.com/ Omnie webmaster

    Nice add-on from Google. Some users forget their scheduled task or important email. Hope
    this application will be helpful for the users who forget their scheduled task.

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