Tech Tip Tuesday: NEW Gmail Customized Layouts

Google has recently (and quietly) introduced a new Gmail feature called Layouts. This is a great tool to send out more polished/branded emails. To do this:
  1. Go to Gmail.
  2. In the top left, click Compose .
  3. At the bottom of the window, click Layouts . This is the new button.
  4. Select a layout.
  5. Click Insert.
  6. After you add the layout to the body of the email, you can add text and images or remove sections you don’t want.
    • If you include a button, make sure you set a link for the button.
    • If you add images, Google recommends you include alt text in case an image is not rendered. Alt text also helps people who use screen readers better understand your branded email.
    • To change an image in an email template:
      1. Click the image and then Change image.
      2. Select an image.
      3. Click Next.
      4. Crop the image as needed.
      5. Click Insert.

It is a pretty neat feature! Might make for some nice branding for a department, sport, or club!

Hope this helps!

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