Collaborate with Gemini in Gmail

With Gemini in Gmail, you can:

  • Summarize an email thread.
  • Suggest responses to an email thread.
  • Draft an email.
  • Find information from previous emails.
  • Find information from your Google Drive files.

Feature availability

  • This feature is available to users on work or school accounts through a Gemini for Google Workspace add-on, and to users on personal accounts through Google One AI Premium. Learn about Gemini features and plans.
  • This feature is also available as part of our early access testing program, Google Workspace Labs.

Get started with Gemini in Gmail

An animation showing how to use Gemini in Gmail to summarize an email in greater detail.

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. At the top right, click Ask Gemini .
  3. In the side panel, select a suggested prompt or write your own prompt. Select a suggestion
    1. Select from the list of suggestions.
      • To get more options, select More suggestions.
    2. At the bottom, in the prompt box, replace the example text with the info that you want.
    3. Press Enter.
    Enter a prompt in Gemini
    1. At the bottom, in the prompt box, enter a prompt.
    2. Press Enter.
  4. Optional: To remove your history, click More options and then Clear history.
Tip: To avoid losing your history, copy a suggestion into your email. You lose your conversation history when:
  • You refresh your browser.
  • You close and reopen Gmail.

Explore Gemini in Gmail

Action

Description

Ask Gemini

Open Gemini.

More options More

Clear your recent Gemini history and ask for more suggestions.

Expand

Make Gemini larger.

Collapse

Return Gemini to its original size.

Close Close

Close Gemini.

Clear history

Remove all generated text and images you did not insert into the document yet.

More suggestions

Find more suggestions from Gemini.

Copy

Copy a suggestion.

Retry with Google Search  Search on Google for more information about your question or request.

View more

View more of the response from Gemini.

View less

Minimize the response from Gemini.

Good suggestion

Give positive feedback about a response from Gemini.

Bad suggestion

Report an issue with a response from Gemini.

Things to ask Gemini in Gmail

Summarize an email thread

Gemini can summarize an email thread with more than 2 replies.

  • If the side panel is open, Gemini summarizes the email thread when you click What’s this email about?
  • If the side panel is closed, at the top of an email thread, click Summarize this email.

In the side panel, you can also prompt to ask for a summary.

  • Examples:
    • “Summarize this email.”
    • “Create a list of action items for me based on this email.”
    • “Explain this email to me like I’m 5 years old.”
Suggest reply options

Gemini can draft a new email or a reply.

  • To get suggested replies:
    1. On your computer, open an email thread.
    2. Click Ask Gemini .
    3. At the bottom of the side panel, click Suggest a reply.
  • To draft a new email, ask Gemini to create the draft.
    • Examples:
      • “Write an announcement email for the launch of Project Clover.”
      • “Create a thank you note to a colleague for their work on Project Clover.”
Find information from previous emails

Gemini can get information on reservations, flights, packages, and other emails sent to your inbox. For example:

  • “When is my package arriving?”
  • “What time is my next flight?”
Search for certain types of emails

Gemini can search for your emails that are unread, from a specific date range and from specific people. Gemini will load the results in a Gmail search. For example:

  • “Show my unread emails.”
  • “Emails from [person] sent last week.”
  • “Show unread emails from this week.”
Find information from your Google Drive files

Gemini can reference files and documents from Google Drive. For example:

  • “What are the main points of the weekly team meeting notes from my documents?”
  • “Summarize my document for Project Clover.”

Tip: To check files that Gemini used in its response, click Sources.

Get help with Gmail
  • “Where can I edit my email filters?”
  • “How can I create a label?”
Ask questions from the web

Important: To get answers from the web, make sure to include phrases like “Use Google Search” or “Using web search” in your prompt.

  • “Write a paragraph describing the weather today in Mountain View, California using web search.”
  • “Help me write a paragraph explaining if lightning can strike the same place twice using only information from the web.”

Give feedback on generated output

Gemini for Google Workspace is constantly learning and may not be able to support your request.

If you get a suggestion that’s inaccurate or that you feel is unsafe, you can submit feedback.

  1. Below the generated output, click Good suggestion or Bad suggestion .
  2. If you click Bad suggestion , you can select the issue you found and enter additional feedback.
  3. Click Submit.

To provide general feedback on this feature, at the top, go to Help Help & Feedback And then Send feedback to Google.

To report a legal issue, create a request.

Learn about Gemini feature suggestions

  • Gemini feature suggestions don’t represent Google’s views, and should not be attributed to Google.
  • Don’t rely on Gemini features as medical, legal, financial or other professional advice.
  • Gemini features may suggest inaccurate or inappropriate information. Your feedback makes Gemini more helpful and safe.
  • Enterprise end users can submit feedback about their experience using this feature. End users are informed before they submit feedback that the feedback data shouldn’t contain personal, sensitive, or confidential information.
  • Your conversations with Gemini in Gmail are not saved to Gemini Apps Activity. When you delete your Gemini in Gmail conversation history, it doesn't delete any information that is saved to your Gemini Apps Activity. Learn how to delete your Gemini Apps Activity.

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