Last week at Google IO, Google announced a new features to Google+ called Google Events. Aside from all the social implications, they also announced that Google+ Events will have beautiful visual invitations that will integrate with your Google Calendar. Turns out, these invitations also integrate with Gmail differently than other calendar events.
Event calendar notifications typically are represented by a small calendar icon. The icon is a 31, enclosed in a square with a solid bar across the top. In the image above, the top-most message contains a typical calendar event invite.
Events created with Google+, however, have a different icon. As shown in the third message, New Media Expo invited me to their event. The icon indicating the attached invite is a gray scale version of the Google+ logo.
To me, this seems rather generic. If it is truly an invite event that integrates with my calendar, why not use the standard calendar icon, so I know? It makes me wonder if there are more Google+features that mat integrate with Gmail coming down the pike.