Canned Responses

Canned Responses: How to Create Gmail Templates in 60 Seconds

Part 1: Activate Gmail Templates (aka Canned Responses)

Here’s how to quickly activate canned responses:

Step 1: In Gmail, click the Gear Icon , then click Settings:

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Step 2: Click the tab that says Labs.

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Step 3: Search the term “canned responses,” click Enable, then Save Changes

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Part 2: Save Canned Responses

Sweet, we’ve activated Gmail canned responses. Now we need to save them to use later. Here’s how in 20 seconds:

Step 1: Start a new email by hitting Compose.

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Step 2: Type the email you want to save as a template.

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Step 3: Click the down arrow on the bottom-right-hand corner of the compose window, hover over Canned responses, then click New canned response…

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Step 4: A new window will pop up where we can name the canned response.

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Part 3: Insert Canned Responses Into Email

Nice, we saved our first canned response. Now here’s how to insert the saved response into a new email:

Step 1: Start a new email by hitting Compose.

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Step 2: Click the down arrow on the bottom-right-hand corner of the compose window, hover over Canned responses, then click on the canned response name (in this case, “Example template”) under the Insert section.

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Step 3: After the response is pasted, add your recipient, and click send!

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And we’re done!