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Gmail Canned Responses: Create Gmail Templates in 60 Seconds.


Copying and pasting the same email response over and over is a nightmare. Save time by using Gmail templates (also known as "canned responses") instead. Email templates let you type less and email faster (and better) in Gmail. We guide you how to set it up in 60 seconds.

  1. Activate Gmail Templates (aka Canned Responses)
    Click the Settings gear in your Gmail's toolbar. Select Settings from the menu. Go to the Labs tab and make sure Enable is selected for Canned Responses.
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  2. Save Canned Responses
    Compose the email message that you would like to have as your canned response. Then 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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  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: Start a new email by hitting Compose, 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, "FAQs") under the Insert section.
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