Mailing lists are incredibly useful features for businesses, or even for home-users who regularly email the same groups. By preplanning a list of email recipients, you can avoid the “Reply All” catastrophe, if you ever forget to double-check that every recipient is bcc’d rather than cc’d. So, if you’re using Gmail, how do you make a mailing list?
The first step is to leave Gmail and to move to the Google Contacts app. To do so, click on the 9-dot icon in the top right corner of Gmail, and then click on “Contacts”.
Once you’re in the Contacts app, click on “Create label” in the menu on the left.
Tip: If the “Create label” button is not visible, try clicking the “Labels” dropdown button.
Clicking “Create label” will open a small popup box, enter the name of your mailing list here.
To add a contact to the mailing list, go to the contacts screen by clicking “Contacts” at the top of the left menu. From here, select which contacts you want to add to the mailing list. Once your contact selection is complete, click on the blocky label icon just under the search bar and then select which label or labels you want to apply to the selected users.
Once you’ve selected the labels to apply, click “Apply”, and your mailing list is good to go.