How To Send A Group Email In Gmail

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Gmail is a highly utilized email platform, providing various features to facilitate the management of emails. One notable feature is the option to send emails to multiple recipients at once. In this article, I will walk you through the steps of sending a group email in Gmail and share some personal insights and tips for a seamless process.

Step 1: Create a Contact Group

Before you can send a group email, you need to create a contact group in Gmail. This will allow you to easily select multiple recipients when composing your email.

  1. Open Gmail and click on the “Google Apps” icon located at the top-right corner of the page. It looks like a grid of small squares.
  2. Select “Contacts” from the list of available apps.
  3. In the left sidebar, click on “Labels” and then click on “Create label” at the bottom of the sidebar.
  4. Give your label a name, such as “Work Colleagues” or “Family,” and click “Save.”

Now that you have created a contact group, you can start adding contacts to it.

Step 2: Add Contacts to the Group

Adding contacts to your newly created group is a straightforward process:

  1. Go back to the main “Contacts” page by clicking on “Contacts” in the left sidebar.
  2. Select the contacts you want to add to your group by checking the boxes next to their names.
  3. Click on the “Label” icon at the top of the page, which looks like a small tag.
  4. Choose the label you created in Step 1 from the drop-down list.

Congratulations! You have successfully added contacts to your group.

Step 3: Compose and Send a Group Email

Now that your group is set up, you can start composing and sending group emails:

  1. Click on the “Compose” button to start a new email.
  2. In the “To” field, start typing the name of your contact group. It should appear as a suggestion. Select it from the list.
  3. Compose your email as you would normally, adding a subject line and the content of your message.
  4. Double-check everything and then click on the “Send” button to send the email to your entire group.

And there you have it! You have successfully sent a group email in Gmail.

Personal Tips and Insights:

Sending group emails can be a great time-saver, especially if you frequently communicate with the same group of people. However, it’s important to exercise caution and respect when using this feature. Make sure you have the permission of all recipients before including them in a group email, and be mindful of the content you are sharing. Additionally, always double-check the email addresses you are sending to, as you wouldn’t want to accidentally send a private message to the wrong group.


Gmail’s group email feature is a powerful tool that can help you streamline your communication and save time. By following the simple steps outlined in this article, you can easily create contact groups and send emails to multiple recipients with just a few clicks. Remember to use this feature responsibly and considerately, and you’ll be able to efficiently communicate with your groups without any hassle.