Gmail Signature Templates – Saves Time!

I have recently found that with my Pet Sitting business (www.pawsitivepetcare4u.com), I’ve been typing and sending the same type of emails over and over.  I decided to do some research and found that gmail does actually offer signature templates.  I didn’t know!  this is amazing news.  I spend a few minutes learning how to do this and I wanted to share this with all of you.  Here are the steps, it’s a huge time saver!

It is called a Canned Response and here is how you set it up…..

 

Step 1: Enable the Canned Responses

  1. Click on the Settings icon – top right corner, and then choose “Settings.”   Looks like this…  icon
  2. Click on the “Labs” tab.
  3. Scroll down and choose “enable” next to “Canned Responses”
  4. Save Changes

Step 2: Now create a Canned Response

  1. Clock “Compose” to create a new email.
  2. You will not need to fill out To, From or Subject.  Being typing the sentence or paragraph that you would like to use as a signature.
  3. Save this by clicking the down arrow on the bottom right corner of your New Message screen.
  4. Hover over “Canned Responses” then choose “New canned response…”
  5. Enter a name for this response so you’ll know what it is when you are ready to use it.
  6. If you are only setting these up for now, you can close and delete this message.
  7. Repeat these steps for additional signatures.

Step 3: Using one of your signatures

  1. Start by responding to someone else’s or composing a new one.
  2. Click the down arrow on the bottom right corner of your New Message screen.
  3. Hover over “Canned Responses” then choose the signature you want to use.

NOTE:  When I first attempted this, I kept choosing the one at the bottom and it would ask if I wanted to delete it.  I didn’t even notice there are 3 options, Insert, Save or Delete.  They are in very light gray, make sure you choose the top one under “insert”

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