Creating email groups is an incredibly quick way to be able to send an email to a number of people at the same time without having to type in each email address individually.
In Gmail, most people will do this from within their contacts, but did you know you can do it very quickly from within the email compose box itself? With the latest update to Gmail (as of May 2019) these groups are now known as labels.
Here’s how to make them.Create an email group from right within the Gmail compose box! Click To Tweet
1. In your Gmail, open the Compose window.
Tip: If you have keyboard shortcuts turned on, simply press the ‘C’ key and the Compose box opens up.
2. The magic trick here is that the word ‘To’ actually has editable options. You can create an email group right from here.
The word ‘To’ in the Gmail composition box has hidden tools behind it. Click To Tweet
3. When you click on the word ‘To’ a new dialogue box opens up. The first step is to select where you want it to look for the addresses you want.
4. Once you have selected where you want it to look – scroll through and find the people you want to add to the group. You could also use the search function – type the email of the person you are wanting to add to the group. Hit enter on your keyboard and then choose from the selection shown.
Select the email you want by clicking in the box to the right of the email and you’ll see it added to the selection at the bottom.
5. Save your group – now called a label – and name it.
6. That’s it! As easy as that. Return to your original ‘Compose’ dialogue box. Type in the name of the email group, or label, you just made. All the emails associated with that new label will be instantly added and you can send it off.
The contacts list is now saved in your Gmail contacts. You’ll find it under ‘Labels’.
How easy was that!
For more tips about using Gmail efficiently, check out this blog post here.