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Compose a new email

Start a new email

  1. On your computer, open Inbox.
  2. In the bottom right, go to the Create button 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, click Show Cc/Bcc Cc and Bcc.

Manage contacts

To view and manage your contacts, click Menu Menu and then Contacts.

Format text

Text formatting is only available when you're using a computer.

Change typeface

From the Formatting options menu, click the font drop-down menu.

Formatting options

Bold Bold
Italic Italic
Underline Underline
Bulleted list Bulleted list
Numbered list Numbered list
Clear formatting Add or remove link
Link Remove formatting
Text Color Font color
Text size Font size

Tip: Use keyboard shortcuts to format your text even faster.

Save & delete drafts

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

Find drafts

To see all your drafts click Menu Menu and then Drafts.

Delete drafts

Open a draft email and click "Discard draft" on the right Trash.

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.

Add a signature

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

  1. On your computer, open Inbox.
  2. In the top left, click Menu Menu and thenSettings.
  3. Select Signature settings.
  4. Make sure the setting is switched to On.
  5. Enter your signature in the text box.

Add an image to your signature

You can add images from the web to your signature.

  1. Follow the directions in the section above.
  2. Find an image online that you'd like to include in your signature.
  3. Highlight the image.
  4. Copy the image (Apple Command Key + c on a Mac, Ctrl + c on a PC).
  5. In the Signature field, paste the image.

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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