Adding A Table To A Gmail Message

People use Gmail to communicate with others, particularly in a formal setting. Since there are instances where people discuss a variety of topics, including a table in your Gmail message may help organize and make your email more readable. If you want to learn more about this feature, you should keep reading.


There are two ways to include a table in your Gmail message. The first option is only available to Google Chrome users because it requires the installation of a chrome extension called “+table.” With this extension, you will be able to insert and edit basic tables. Unfortunately, once you’ve inserted a table, you won’t be able to change or edit its design.

If you are not a Chrome user or simply prefer to do it another way, follow the steps outlined below.

1. Open your browser then go to Gmail.

To begin, you have to launch your computer’s web browser and navigate to Gmail. After that, use your Google credentials to log into your account.

2. Compose an email.

Now, on the top left side of the page, click the “Compose” button to begin creating an email. This will open a pop-up window where you can enter the recipient’s information as well as the body of the email.

3. Open a new Google Sheets or Google Docs tab.

If you are already in the part of your email message where you need the table, you must open a new browser window and then open a Google Sheets or Docs tab. I made the table in this example using Google Sheets.

4. Create your table.

Create the table you want to insert in Gmail in either Sheets or Docs. Format it as you want it to appear in your Gmail message.

5. Copy the cells in the table.

If you are certain about the details and information on your table and it is already complete, copy all of the cells that your table occupies. To know if you’ve selected the right cells, they should be highlighted in blue.

6. Return to Gmail then paste the table.

The final step is to return to Gmail and paste the table into the message you’re writing. You should ensure that all of the cells and tables are kept. Take note that you can add multiple tables to your Gmail message by repeating this process.

Additional Information

Although this method of inserting a table into Gmail messages is effective, it is still preferable to include a Google Sheets link to your table if it’s large and complex. Yet if you are only providing small and simple tables, the above outline is the best method for you to follow.