Creating an email group in Gmail will allow you to send a single email to an entire group of people at once. It’s a useful feature if you regularly need to communicate with a group. Instead of manually inputting individual email addresses in the recipient line, you can merely select the group and the email will get sent to everyone in that group.
How to Create an Email Group in Gmail (PC and Mac)
To create an email group within Gmail, you need to create a label. From either your PC or Mac computer, you should:
- Go to Gmail and sign in.
- Click the dotted waffle icon at the top right.
- Click ‘Contacts.’
- Select all the contacts you want in the group email by clicking the square next to their name.
- Click the price tag icon at the top toolbar, under the search bar.
- Click ‘Create label.’
- Name your label. This may include ‘work,’ ‘school,’ or ‘family,’ or be differentiated by your friend groups, classes, or other categories.
- Click ‘Save’ to finalize the group and put it into effect.
How to Create an Email Group in Gmail Mobile (Android and iPhone)
If you want to create an email group from your phone, you can’t start from the Gmail app. You need to download the Google Contacts app first and then go from there. That’s because the proper Gmail app draws on this secondary app as a reference for email contacts; the two are not automatically integrated into one another.
- Go to the Google Contacts app and sign in.
- Tap the three horizontal lines at the top left.
- Tap the label you want.
- Tap the three vertical dots at the top right.
- Select ‘Send email.’
- Select Gmail.
- Write your email and tap the right arrow icon to send the email when you’re done.