How to Enable, Create and Delete Templates in Gmail?

The Templates feature in Gmail lets you create a message as a template that you can use later in your new email, forward, or reply.

Enable templates in Gmail

By default, this feature is enabled in Gmail but here’s how you can make sure it is:

Click on the Gear icon at the top right.

Hit Settings, which you can find between Configure inbox and Themes.

Move to the Navigate tab, which you can find between Chat and Offline.

Between Custom keyboard shortcuts and Auto-advance, you can see Templates. Make sure Enabled is selected beside Templates.

Selected Enable option

If that’s the case, move ahead to the next section. If not, select Enabled, and hit the Save Changes button at the bottom.

Create a template

Click on the Compose button at the top.

In the New Message pop-up, compose the message which you want to save as a template.

Hit the three vertical dots which you can find beside Trash can icon at the bottom.

Now, in the menu, hover your mouse over Templates, which you can find between Default to full-screen and Label.

Hover your mouse over the Save draft as template option.

Hit the Save as new template option.

Save as new template option

In the pop-up, provide a name for the template and then hit the Save button.

Provide name for the template

That’s it.

Notes:

Discard the draft if you wish.

Remember that the name of the template is the Subject of the email while you use it.

Insert a template

While composing a new email, reply or forward, hit the three vertical dots at the bottom.

In the menu, hover your mouse over the Templates option.

In the Insert Template section, you can see the templates. Hit the one you want to insert.

Template in the Insert Template section

Edit a template

Insert the template, as we see in the above section.

Make the changes to it as per your liking. Remember that the changes to the subject line will not be overwritten.

Once done, hit the three vertical dots at the bottom.

In the menu, hover your mouse over the Templates option.

Hover your mouse over Save draft as template option.

In the Override Template section, hit the template name which you’ve edited.

Template in the Override Template section

In the pop-up, hit the Save button.

Overwrite saved template pop-up

Note: Discard the draft if you wish.

Delete a template

Hit the Compose button on the left top.

In the New Message pop-up, hit three vertical dots at the bottom.

Hover your mouse over the Templates > Delete template.

Now, you can see the templates in the Delete Template section. Hit the one you prefer to delete.

Template in the Delete Template section

In the pop-up, hit the Delete button.

Delete saved template pop-up