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Tutorial: How to Use BEE Templates for Gmail Messages

Tutorial: How to Use BEE Templates for Gmail Messages

If you’ve ever wanted to send a beautiful email straight from your Gmail account, you’re in luck. BEE Templates for Gmail is the perfect tool to expand your email communications. This add-on allows you to send professionally designed emails directly from your Gmail account. 

Designing professional emails doesn’t have to be stressful. Follow a few short steps to quickly install the add-on. This gives you access to a library of ready-to-customize templates, allowing you to design your Gmail email campaign right in your inbox. 

Plus, certain BEE Templates for Gmail are free with no registration required. We’ll show you how to get started—watch the video below and follow along with our step-by-step tutorial.


How do I send a marketing email or personal communication through Gmail?

If you’re in a hurry to send a professionally-designed email straight from Gmail, the add-on lets you quickly choose and customize a stunning email to send to your Gmail contacts. 

Use the add-on to send:

  • Event invitations/announcements
  • Thank you notes
  • Products and services promotion
  • Personal messages
  • Resumes and curriculum vitae
  • News and blogs/newsletters

Using BEE Templates for Gmail marketing is easy. Follow these two steps and you’ll be ready to go in a few minutes.


Installing the add-on for your Gmail email campaign

Step 1: Install BEE Templates for Gmail 

Install BEE Templates for Gmail from the Google Workspace Marketplace using this link.

Or, in your Gmail window, click on the “+” on the right panel to install a new add-on, then search for email templates and select “BEE Templates for Gmail.”

Once the page is open, click install in the upper right corner of your browser.

To permit the installation of the add-on, you’ll go through a few steps. Note: If you’re using Google Workspace Marketplace within your company, ask your Admin to authorize it first.

Once you continue, choose your account.

Then confirm that access to this add-on is allowed.

After clicking Allow, a window will pop up confirming installation.

Close the window by tapping Done, then open Gmail to access the BEE templates.


Step 2: Access, customize and send templates in your Gmail account

When you log into your Gmail account, you’ll get a notification confirming that BEE Templates for Gmail has been installed.

If the BEE logo does not appear in the Gmail add-ons column on the right side, try reloading Gmail or emptying the browser’s cache and then reloading. If you tap the BEE icon from your main inbox view, you’ll be prompted to instead open an email first.

This add-on only displays a template in the main inbox view here when you’ve composed a new message and accessed a template from that new message. Open an email in your inbox, then tap the icon again.

You may be prompted to authorize access from within your account. Simply tap Authorize Access and follow the prompts to proceed.

BEE templates for Gmail

Then scroll through a large menu of BEE templates, right in Gmail.

As soon as you click on a template of your choosing, it will open up in a new draft for you to customize.

Once your email template is open:

  • Customize your copy (headers and body text)
  • Update CTA button text and links
  • Remove and replace images
  • Change the subject line

Edit your template to fit your needs and then send it as you would any other email message. And that’s it, your Google email campaign workflow is simplified and the add-on is set up in two easy steps.

Already a BEE Pro user?

If you currently design in BEE Pro, the add-on allows you to import your designs from Pro directly to your Gmail account. Follow along with these easy steps:

  1. After you finish designing in BEE Pro, hit Save and then Exit the template to get to the message details page.
  2. On this page, you are able to Copy the URL for your design.
  3. Next, head back to your Gmail account and click on the add-on icon.
  4. Scroll until you see the Import a BEE Pro message option. Click-in and Paste your URL.
  5. Your design will show up in your email just as you designed it in BEE Pro.

Watch this video for more guidance on how to import from BEE Pro:

A final note from BEE

The add-on version of BEE always displays the desktop version of an email.

In BEE Pro, all messages you design are automatically mobile responsive. However, please note that because the Gmail composer strips parts of the code, all messages that you edit and send with Gmail will always display the desktop version regardless of where they’re opened.

In other words, if a message is sent with Gmail using a BEE designed template and is opened on a mobile device, it will render like it does on a desktop device.

This is nothing to stress over, the templates that you will find in BEE Templates for Gmail are specifically designed with structures that adapt well to all devices.

To access more complex email designs that contain multiple columns or more extensive design features try BEE Pro. With Pro, you have access to the Mobile Design Mode feature which shows you how your email will render on mobile directly in the editor. A free trial is available if you want to try it out.

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