How to Schedule a Meeting from a Message in Microsoft Outlook

In Brief...

Microsoft Outlook provides the convenience of scheduling meetings directly from your email messages.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Outlook: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


  1. Open the message.

  2. From the Respond group of the Message tab, select Meeting.

  3. Enter the meeting information, enter date and start and end times, and add recipients if need be. The original message appears in your meeting invitation.
    Original Message

  4. Click Send to send the meeting invitation.

Author: Margaux Judge

Margaux Judge has worked as an e-learning editor and instructional designer for over ten years, writing and editing a wide variety of courses, from technical topics to soft skills. She has a Bachelor's degree in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Television Writing from Boston University.