Add Links to Google Docs Documents in your Gmail Messages

Written by Amit Agarwal on Aug 26, 2013

Here’s a quick tip on how to add links to documents in Google Docs to email messages in Gmail without copy-paste.

Go to your Labs Tab in Gmail and enable the "Google Docs" gadget – it’s right at the bottom of the page. Save the changes and you’ll see a Google Docs box in the left sidebar of your Gmail page.

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Add Links to Google Docs Documents in your Email

Type the first few characters of your document name in the Google Docs search box and it will show up in the list. Now drag the document link to the email message and you are done. Thanks Aleem & Ted.

*This method will only place a link to the Google Docs document in your email message. If you like to attach the whole document with the email, directly open the document (via the Gmail sidebar) and choose "Email as Attachment" from the Share menu.

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