Repeatedly copying and pasting the same email response is a nightmare. If you don't have dedicated sales automation software you can still save time by using Gmail templates (also known as “canned responses”).Free Download: 25 Proven Sales Email Templates

They can be completely set up in about 60 seconds. Here’s how ...

Part 1: Activate Gmail Templates (aka Canned Responses)

Here’s how to quickly activate canned responses:

Step 1: In Gmail, click the Gear Icon , then click Settings:

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Step 2: Click the tab that says "Labs."

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Step 3: Search the term "canned responses," click "Enable," then save changes.

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Part 2: Save Canned Responses

Once you've activated Gmail canned responses, create your templates. 

Step 1: Start a new email by hitting "Compose."

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Step 2: Type the email you want to save as a template.

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Step 3: Click the down arrow on the bottom-right-hand corner of the compose window, hover over "Canned responses," then click "New canned response…".

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Step 4: A new window will pop up where we can name the canned response.

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Part 3: Insert Canned Responses Into Email

Nice, we saved our first canned response. Now, here's how to insert the saved response into a new email:

Step 1: Start a new email by hitting "Compose."

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Step 2: Click the down arrow on the bottom-right-hand corner of the compose window, hover over "Canned responses," then click on the canned response name (in this case, "Example template") under the Insert section.

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Step 3: After the response is pasted, add your recipient and click send.

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Canned responses might seem like a small win, but these incremental performance improvements add up over time and set you apart. Give it a try. 

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Originally published Jan 18, 2018 3:25:00 PM, updated September 10 2018

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