Gmail - Replying to Emails


This article covers how to reply and reply to all to emails in Gmail.


  • Have an ONID or Gmail account
  • Have a connection to the Internet


To reply to a message:

  1. Click in the box below the message and type away
  2. Or, you can click the arrow icon in the top right corner of the message you received

If there are multiple recipients of the message and you want to respond to all of them:

  1. Click Reply to all in the box below the message and begin typing
  2. Or click the down arrow next to the Reply button and select 
    Reply to all

If you would like Reply to all to be your default option:

  1. Click the gear icon and choose Settings
  2. Locate the Default reply behavior setting to change the option.
  3. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page. You can still choose to reply to just one person in each message, but Reply to all will be the first option.

When you reply, the previous text from the rest of the conversation can be seen by clicking the Show trimmed content icon.

For assistance, contact the Service Desk.


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