Gmail™ for Android™ - Compose and Send a Message

Note Ensure your Google apps are up to date as the following steps apply to the most recent version.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps icon > (Google) > Gmail Gmail icon.
    Note If unavailable, swipe up from the center of the display then tap Gmail Gmail icon.
  2. From an Inbox, tap the Compose icon Gmail Compose icon (located in the lower-right).
  3. From the To field, enter the recipient's email address.
    Note As the recipient's email address is entered, a list of matching contacts may appear and can be selected at any time.
  4. From the Subject field, enter a subject.
  5. From the Compose email field, enter a message
    Note To add an attachment:
    1. Tap the Attach icon Attach icon (located at the top).
    2. Tap 'Attach file' or 'Insert from Drive'.
    3. Navigate to then tap the appropriate attachment.
  6. Tap the Send icon Send icon (located in the upper-right).
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