How to Use the Right-Side Panel in Gmail

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Gmail users

What is the right-side panel in Gmail

  • You can show or hide the right-side panel in Gmail, which gives you quick access to Calendar, Keep, Tasks, and Contacts.

How to use the right-side panel in Gmail step-by-step with images

The Right-Side Panel In Gmail - Step 1

Open Gmail by going to https://gmail.com and click the little arrow icon at the bottom right to show or hide the right-side panel.

The Right-Side Panel In Gmail - Step 2

The side panel contains five shortcuts – to Google Calendar, Google Keep, Google Tasks, Google Contacts, and Add-ons.

The Right-Side Panel In Gmail - Step 3

Google Calendar in Gmail’s right-side panel

The first one, from top to bottom, opens your Calendar.

You can view, create, edit and delete events on any of your calendars.

Click the three dots icon in the top right to change the view type or show/hide calendars.

The Right-Side Panel In Gmail - Step 4

Google Keep in Gmail’s right-side panel

The second icon from top to bottom opens Google Keep.

Keep allows you to add notes and lists. You can also access it at https://keep.google.com.

The Right-Side Panel In Gmail - Step 5

Google Tasks in Gmail’s right-side panel

The third icon opens Google Tasks.

​As the name suggests, you can use it to add any task you need to complete and set reminders.

The Right-Side Panel In Gmail - Step 6

Google Contacts in Gmail’s right-side panel

The fourth icon opens your Contacts.

You will see a list of your contacts here, or you can click the search icon to look for contacts.

Clicking a contact in the list shows contact details.

The Right-Side Panel In Gmail - Step 7

The Google Workspace Marketplace in Gmail’s right-side panel

Finally, the Get Add-ons icon takes you to the Google Workspace Marketplace.

The Right-Side Panel In Gmail - Step 8

Here, you will find Gmail Add-ons that you can add to your Gmail or other users in your Google Workspace account as well if you’re an admin.

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