Adding a Delegate User in Gmail

Question

How do I grant someone access to view and respond to my emails?

 

Environment

  • Gmail

 

Information

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Answer

  1. On your computer, open Gmail
    • You can't add delegates from the Gmail app
  2. In the top right, click Settings 
  3. Click See all settings
  4. Click the Accounts tab
  5. Click Add another account in the Grant access to your account section
  6. Enter the email address of the person you want to add
  7. Click Next Step  Send email to grant access

The person you added will get an email asking them to confirm. It may take up to 24 hours for you to see them as a delegate after they confirm.

Note: The invitation expires after a week. This can only be done by the owner of the account not someone with delegate access.

Watch the video below for a visual walk through of the process. Please note, that the interface to reach the settings page has changed but the rest of the process is still correct.

Details

Article ID: 1105
Created
Wed 3/27/19 8:14 AM
Modified
Thu 2/11/21 11:11 AM