How to still get SMS reminders in Google Calendar

Posted by on January 6, 2017 11:23 am
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Google Calendar used to provide 3 options for calendar notifications: alerts (popups) on your phone, emails and texts. They took away the option to send text alerts a few months ago but we found a way around it.


You’ve probably already mastered ‘filters’ on your Gmail account.  Here’s how we used this feature to receive SMS reminders:

  1. Create a calendar invite (set to the future)
  2. Specify email notification to be sent X minutes before the start time
  3. Create a filter on your inbox (e.g.
  4. Filter rule:
    Matches: from:(
    Do this:  Forward to
  5. Here’s the screenshot: