Collaborate on an Email in Docs

Google Workspace has made it easy to draft an email together as a team, directly in Docs with the new email draft building blocks.

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Wouldn’t it be great if you and your team could work together on an important email, in a single interface, without having to suffer the tedious process of draft, asking for feedback, consolidating feedback, sending the next draft, ad nauseam?

Now you can

  • Mention people in the recipient fields using the @ menu without having to remember their email addresses.
  • Collaborate on the message body using comments and suggestions.
  • Send directly from Docs by simply clicking the button that is shown alongside an email draft.

How to work with email drafts on Google Docs

  1. On your computer, open a Google Doc.
  2. At the top left, click Insert > Building blocks > Email draft.
    • You can also type "@email" in the doc and press Enter.
  3. To add recipients in the "To" field, type "@" and search your contacts, or type out email addresses.
  4. You can add a subject line, write text in the email body, and format your draft.
    • Tip: You can collaborate with others in your doc to write an email draft.

When can you expect to use this new feature?

  • Rapid Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days) starting on March 15, 2022.
  • Scheduled Release domains (default setting): Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days) for feature visibility starting on  March 22, 2022.

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