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How to Add a Link back to Gmail from Trello

Is there a way to generate an automatic link back to gmail which was used to create a card.

I figured out how to create a card from specific email on both Android & Windows, but I need to be able to see the link to the original email. 

The card has a subject and content that was in the email, but no link.

Thank you.


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Brittany Joiner Community Leader Oct 13, 2021

@Gene Armstrong what gmail connection are you using? Power-Up? Email to board? Trello button in gmail?

I'm using a regular Trello app for android. The one that has a button on the bottom

It saves the card, but never creates the link to the email, for quick access.

Like Carol Rose likes this

Hi! I have the same question and was wondering if you ever got an answer or figured out how to do it on your own? Thanks!

Unfortunately I haven't. Dlit doesn't save a link. There was another plugin, but it was a pain to use.

I wish they were more responsive. I decided to use Tasks app that integrated intuitively with Gmail and saves the link to the email. 

Like Carol Rose likes this

I was afraid of that... I am so tired of using Tasks and Trello, but have been just for that reason. Honestly, that link would make Trello my single solution. 

Thanks for responding! I hope someone hears us... I'm back to my enhancement request plan, I guess.

I know. Seems like a simple thing to implement. Hopefully they will add this. 

It will surely make things much easier. 

Brittany Joiner Community Leader Apr 05, 2022

I think you could create something in Zapier so that when you star an email or add a Trello label, it will create a new card in a Trello board, and then you can include the `Message URL` variable as part of the card description



Hi Brittany! Thanks for hearing us :) This sounds promising... I'm new to Zapier, can you point me to something that can help me develop something like this? Thanks again :)

Brittany Joiner Community Leader Apr 05, 2022

@Carol Rose try this link:

You should be able to sign up for zapier, and then just connect your Gmail and trello boards and follow through in there! I think the onboarding should walk you through it, but let me know if it doesn't and I'll record a screen share showing how that zap works. 

The only weird part is that you can't send data from gmail to trello anymore (has some weird "only approved apps" thing and I guess Trello isn't on the list), so I added a step of sending the gmail data to a google sheet row THEN sending data from that google sheet row to Trello. 

Let me know if a screen share would be helpful and I'll record it!

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