How To Enable And Use Canned Responses In Gmail

Sometimes you demand to type the same response message again and again for some people. Lost your patience? The Gmail lab feature called ‘canned responses’ can solve this problem. It let you to save the written messages so that you can insert those messages at any time with one click. Here how to enable canned responses feature in Gmail.

Enable And Use Canned Responses In Gmail

Active canned responses feature in Gmail

  • Sign in with your Gmail account.
  • Click on the gear icon from the top right corner of the page.gmail-setting
  • Then select settings.gmail-labs-tab
  • Click on labs tab.
  • Type ‘canned responses’ in the search bar, will see the result below.canned-respomses-gmail
  • Click enable button and hit on save changes.

Create canned responses in Gmail

Before start using this feature you must create canned responses for future use. For saving a prewritten message in Gmail follow the steps below

  • Click on compose button from the top left corner.
  • Write the sentences you want to save or copy and pate from previous conversations you made.
  • Then click on arrow button from the bottom right corner of the composing box.canned-reponse-creation
  • Select canned responses then new canned responses.canned-response-save
  • Enter a name for your canned response and click OK button.

You can create up to 40 canned responses in Gmail using this way.

Edit saved canned responses in Gmail

Actually all your canned responses are saved as drafts within your Gmail account can can edit them at anytime.

  • Open your Gmail account.
  • Click on drafts from the left side of the page.
  • Choose the draft you want to edit.
  • Make necessary changes, will save automatically.

Delete a canned response

  • Click on compose box in Gmail.
  • Then Click on arrow botton next to discard button.
  • Select canned reposes.canned-reponse-deletion
  • Click on canned response you want to delete from ‘delete’ section.delete-confirmation
  • Confirm deletion of canned response you chose.

Use Canned responses in Gmail

  • Open compose box in Gmail.
  • Enter recipient’s mail ID and subject.
  • Then click on small arrow button from bottom right corner.canned-responses-insertion
  • Select canned responses.canned-response
  • Choose the desired canned response from the insert section.

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