Reply to messages in Gmail

When you receive a message in Gmail, you can:

  • Reply to the sender.
  • Reply to every recipient.

Reply to messages

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app .
  2. Open the message.
  3. At the bottom of the message, tap:
    • Reply: Send the message to the sender.
    • Reply all: Send the message to the sender and anyone in the “To:” and “Cc:” lines.
  4. Enter a message.
  5. Tap Send Send.

Get suggestions for quick replies

To respond quickly to emails in your inbox, turn on Smart Reply. When Smart Reply is on, you can find suggested replies below your messages.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app .
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Under "Compose and Reply," tap Smart reply.
  4. Turn on Smart Reply in email.

Tips:

  • To reply, select a suggestion below the message.
  • You can edit the suggestion before you reply.
  • If you can’t find the “Smart Reply” setting, make sure “Smart features and personalization” is enabled in Gmail. Learn more about smart features & controls.

Get reminders about important emails

Important: Before you can get reminders for important emails, turn on conversation view in Settings. Learn how to turn on conversation view.

At the top of your inbox, you may see suggestions (or “nudges”) for emails you should reply to or follow up on. You can turn these nudges on or off in Settings.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app .
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Under "Inbox," tap Inbox customizations and then Nudges.
  4. Select an option:
    • Suggest emails to reply to: At the top of your inbox, you can find emails you forgot to reply to.
    • Suggest emails to follow up on: At the top of your inbox, you can find the sent emails that you may need to follow up on.

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