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 not available, swipe up from the center of the display then tap Gmail Gmail icon.
  2. Ensure the appropriate email address is selected:
    1. Tap the Switch account icon Switch account icon (upper-right).
    2. Tap the appropriate email address.
  3. From an Inbox, tap the Compose icon Gmail Compose icon (lower-right).
  4. 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.
  5. From the Subject field, enter a subject.
  6. From the Compose email field, enter a message
    Note To add an attachment:
    1. Tap the Attach icon Attach icon (at the top).
    2. Tap 'Attach file' or 'Insert from Drive'.
    3. Navigate to then tap the appropriate attachment.
  7. Tap the Send icon Send icon (upper-right).