Gmail - Saving Drafts


This article covers saving drafts in Gmail. Drafts allow a partially completed email to be finished at a later date from any device that a user can access their Gmail account from.


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


As you write a message, Gmail automatically saves a draft of it. This way, you can always step away from your inbox and finish a message later.

If you want to find a draft of a message you were in the middle of writing:

  • Click Drafts along the left side of any Gmail page 
  • Or go to the Labels tab in your Settings, then click the show link next to the Drafts label

If you no longer need your draft, just click the Discard draft icon at the bottom of your compose window icon.

You can also discard any old drafts by clicking your Drafts label, checking the box next to the messages you'd like to delete, and clicking Discard drafts near the top of the page. Your draft will be permanently removed.

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.


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