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How to Quote a Specific Phrase in Gmail and Reply It to Your Sender

Let’s say you have a very long message on Gmail. You lazy enough to read it but you can’t because it’s come from your boss. Eventually, you come into a decision to reply the message and want to quote a specific part. Sadly, you can’t do that.

Gmail comes with an useful feature to enables us quickly reply the message, or more specifically, a whole message. Which mean, Gmail only gives us a chance to reply with the whole message included. When it comes to a specific phrase, we have to go further.

Gmail is actually also allows us to quote a specific phrase from your inbox and replay it. But, the feature is disabled by default. Follow the steps below to enable the feature

  • First and foremost, login to your Gmail account and go to the gear icon on the top-right corner and choose Settings


  • On the Settings page, go to the Labs tab and scroll down to the “Quote selected text” part. Check the Enable option and press the Save Changes button on the bottom


Reply a specific phrase

Go to an inbox that you want to read and reply and highlight the specific phrase that you want to quote. While your desired phrase keep highlighted, go up to find the reply menu



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