Send a Gmail Message

You can compose and send a message to people or groups with Gmail addresses or other email addresses.

  1. Tap home key > all apps icon > Gmail gmail app icon.
  2. Tap compose gmail icon.

Note: This will start the message from your default Gmail account. To send it from another account, tap the account name at the top left corner of the Inbox, then tap the account you want to use.

  1. Enter a recipient's address. As you enter text, matching addresses are displayed from your Contact list. You can tap a suggested address or continue entering text to enter a new one.
  2. Tap the drop-down arrow in the To field to add Cc and/or Bcc.
  3. Enter a subject for the message in the Subject field.
  4. Continue into the next field to compose your email message.
  5. Tap gmail attachment icon to add an attachment to the email.
  6. Tap send gmail icon to send the email.

    – or –

    If you're not ready to send the message, tap gmail menu icon > Save draft instead. You can read your drafts by opening messages with the Drafts label.

    – or –

    Tap gmail menu icon > Discard to erase the message (including any saved drafts).

Note: If you aren't connected to a network - for example, if you’re working in Airplane mode - the messages that you send are stored on your phone, with the Outbox label until you connect to a network again.