How to Draft a Gmail Email in Google Docs

Google Docs, one of Google’s tools to aid productivity has recently seen an update that allows you to send an email on the go while working on a document without exiting it to open the Gmail app.

This feature is only available on the desktop version of Google Docs. It allows you to create an email draft right in an open document and save it to Gmail, where you can complete the draft and send it to the recipients.

This is a cool feature for collaboration. An idea can suddenly pop up while working on a doc, or you may want to share any information with a particular user without informing the others.

You can quickly create the draft from the doc, input the user’s email address, draft, and send the message without opening a new window. Thereby, saving you a considerable amount of time.

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To use this feature, you should open the Google Docs web app and create a new file.

Next, go to Insert>>Building blocks>>Email draft.

Selecting “Email drafts” opens a dialogue box to add recipients to send a mail to.

Type “@” to select people from your contact list, or directly type in the recipient email address. Next, input a subject and draft your email into the body fields. Once done, select the Gmail icon to continue to Gmail.

This opens the draft in a Gmail pop-up box within the document window. From here, you can complete your draft and click on the “Send” button.

I hope you find this guide helpful, kindly leave a comment if you have any questions. You may also be interested in How to Block a Gmail user on PC and iPad.

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