How To Use Sendgrid Templates

SendGrid is a cloud-based email solution that offers dependable delivery for transactional emails, scalability, and live tracking, as well as flexible APIs that simplify custom integration. Its templating system stands out as it enables developers to incorporate dynamic content into pre-designed templates.

In this article, we are going to explore how to use SendGrid templates effectively.

Creating a Template

The first step is to create a template in your SendGrid account. Once you are logged in, navigate to the Templates section. Here, you can create a new template by clicking on the ‘Create Template’ button. You can name your template and start designing it as per your convenience.

Using SendGrid API

The next step is about using SendGrid’s API to send emails using the template you’ve just created. Below we have an example of sending an email using Node.js. Make sure to replace the ‘YOUR_SENDGRID_API_KEY’ and ‘YOUR_TEMPLATE_ID’ with your actual SendGrid API key and the ID of the template you’ve created respectively.

    const sgMail = require('@sendgrid/mail');
    const msg = {
        to: '[email protected]',
        from: '[email protected]',
        templateId: 'YOUR_TEMPLATE_ID',
        dynamic_template_data: {
            subject: 'Using Templates with SendGrid is Fun',
            name: 'Some One',
            city: 'Denver',

In the code above, we have defined the recipient and sender email addresses. The templateId is the ID of the template we want to use. The dynamic_template_data object is where we define the values we want to inject into our template.

Editing a Template

Editing a template in SendGrid is straightforward. Navigate to the Templates section, find the template you want to edit, and click on it. You can make the necessary changes and save it. The changes will reflect immediately for the upcoming emails.


SendGrid templates are a powerful tool for sending dynamic emails. You can use them to tailor your transactional emails to have a consistent appearance, and they can be customized on a per-email basis with the API. With SendGrid templates, you can ensure your emails look professional and maintain your brand identity consistently.