I have noticed that sometimes, when I receive a calendar invite (.ICS file) I do not get an add to calendar option in my Gmail read view.

Notice no <code>add to calendar</code> option

Notice no add to calendar option.

Other times I do get this:

Notice the <code>add to calendar</code> option is there

Here we do have the option.

So, when sending an email, how do I ensure Gmail detects the calendar .ICS file is attached and offers the user an add to calendar option?

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When I had this problem, I just needed to pop over to old Gmail and I saw the Add To Calendar link.

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