How To Html In Gmail

For those who are not familiar, HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is an essential aspect of any webpage, as it organizes and styles the content displayed on the internet. Surprisingly, you can also utilize HTML in Gmail to personalize your emails and make them unique.

In this blog post, we will walk you through a simple guide on how to use HTML in Gmail. Please note that while Gmail doesn’t permit the use of full HTML, it does allow rich text formatting and limited HTML. Let’s dive in.

Step 1: Composing a New Email

Navigate to your Gmail account and click on the ‘Compose’ button. This will open up a new window for composing an email.

Step 2: Switching to Plain Text Mode

Before you can start writing HTML, you need to switch your email to ‘Plain Text Mode’. To do this, click on the three dots at the bottom right of the composition window and select ‘Plain Text Mode’.

Step 3: Writing Your HTML Code

Now, you can start writing your HTML code. For example, if you wanted to bold a piece of text, you would use the <strong> tags. Here’s what that would look like:

&lt;strong&gt;This text will be bold.&lt;/strong&gt;

Note that Gmail will only display the effects of the HTML code, not the code itself. So, in the above example, the recipient of the email will only see This text will be bold. and not the <strong> tags.

Step 4: Send Your Email

Once you’re done writing your HTML, you can simply hit ‘Send’ and your customized, HTML-formatted email will be delivered to your recipient.


While Gmail does allow the use of some HTML, it is important to remember that not all HTML will work. Certain elements like <script>, <meta>, <iframe> tags and stylesheets are not allowed for security reasons. As such, it’s best to stick to simple HTML for formatting text and adding links or images.


Using HTML in Gmail is a great way to customize your emails and make them more engaging for your recipients. We hope this guide has been helpful in teaching you how to use HTML in Gmail. Happy emailing!