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Compose a new email

Start a new email

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Inbox Inbox.
  2. In the bottom right, tap Create Create.
  3. Select Compose Compose.

Tip: Quickly send emails to your frequent contacts using Speed Dial. You'll see your three top contacts above the compose button.

Add email addresses
  1. In the To field at the top of the Compose box, start typing a name or email address.
  2. Choose one of the suggestions from your Google Contacts. If you don't see a suggestion, add the full email address.

Cc & Bcc

To the right of the To field, tap Show Cc/Bcc Cc and Bcc.

Manage contacts

If you sync your Google Contacts, you can add, edit, and delete contacts using the People or Contacts app on your phone. Just make sure your contact is stored as a "Google Contact" when you add or edit.

You can also manage your contacts at www.google.com/contacts.

Format text

Text formatting is only available when you're using a computer. Learn how to format text.

Save & delete drafts

Your drafts are saved automatically, even if you close the Compose box.

Find drafts

To see all your drafts, tap Menu Menu and then Drafts.

Delete drafts

  1. Tap Menu Menu and then Drafts.
  2. Open a draft email.
  3. Select the draft using the sender image on the left.
  4. Select Move to Trash Trash.

To delete draft replies, open the email thread and tap "Discard draft" on the right Trash.

Add images & attachments

To share photos and files, tap Attach Attach. Learn more about adding attachments.

Undo send

If you accidentally send an email, you have a few seconds to cancel sending. Tap UNDO at the bottom of the screen within a few seconds of sending.

Note: To give you time to undo, Inbox delays sending the message for a few seconds. So if you don't select "Undo" within the time limit, your message will be sent. "Undo send" may not work if you experience connection issues or problems with the app.

Add a signature

You can create a signature that's automatically added to the bottom of emails you send from Inbox.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Inbox Inbox.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Choose your account.
  4. Tap Signature settings.
  5. Make sure the setting is switched to On.
  6. Enter your signature in the text box.

Add an image to your signature

If you're on a computer, you can add images from the web to your signature. Learn how to add an image to your signature.

Where you'll see your signature

Your signature will show up at the very end of every email you send. You won't see the signature as you write, but it will be added when you send.

Your signature is the same whether you send from the mobile app or from a computer. So if you add a signature in settings on mobile, you'll also see it on a computer, and vice versa.

Signatures in Inbox and Gmail are separate, so your Gmail signature settings won't carry over to Inbox.

Sending mail from a different address? Signatures only work when sending from your primary Inbox address.

Add images & attachments

To share photos and files, click Attach Attach. Learn more about adding attachments.

Undo send

If you accidentally send an email, you have a few seconds to cancel sending. Select UNDO at the bottom of the screen within a few seconds of sending.

Note: To give you time to undo, Inbox delays sending the message for a few seconds. So if you don't select "Undo" within the time limit, your message will be sent. "Undo send" may not work if you experience connection issues or problems with the app.

Aaron is an Inbox expert and author of this help page. Leave him feedback below about the page.

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