Nearly all email providers support the feature of CC and BCC fields. Gmail is also one of them. These fields are used to send additional copies of emails. Let’s have a look that what are these fields in Gmail and how to use them on desktop or mobile.
What are CC and BCC
CCan acronym for
carbon copyand the primary recipient becomes aware of the recipients in the CC field.
BCCis an acronym for
blind carbon copy. As the name suggests that it is a blind copy of the email. You will use it when you don’t want the primary recipient to become aware of the recipient you are sending the copy of the email.
How to CC or Blind CC in Gmail on a Computer
In order to use CC and BCC, open the browser and sign in to Gmail using your credentials.
- To use CC and BCC start composing a new email. Locate Compose button and click on it to compose a new email. The
New Messagewindow will appear.
- On the
New Messagewindow look for the Cc and Bcc options in the top-right corner as shown below in the screenshot. Click on
Bccto add these fields to your email. The fields will appear underneath the To field.
- Type in the
primary recipientemail address in the
Tofield. In the
Ccfield type the email address of the person you want to take in the loop. Type the email address of the person in the
Bccfield who you don’t want the primary recipient to know that the email is sent. Type subject in
Subject field e.g. Test Work. Type the matter you want to send
e.g. Test Mail For Trickyways. Click on the
Sendbutton to deliver the email to the intended recipients.
How to CC or BCC in Gmail on Mobile app
launch the Gmail app on your iOS or Android app to use CC or BCC on mobile or tablet devices.
- Tap on the
Composebutton on the right bottom to create a new email. Compose screen will appear.
- Locate the
down-arrowicon in front of the
Tofield on the
Composescreen. Tap the icon,
Bccfields will appear. Type the primary recipient’s email address in the
Tofield. Subsequently, type the email addresses in the
Bccfields. Type the subject in the
Subjectfield. Type the matter you want to send. After providing all the necessary details look for the
paper airplaneicon next to the paperclip icon and tap on it. The email will be sent to the intended recipients.
So, this is how you can use Cc and Bcc options while composing emails either in the browser or on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. If you still have any questions please leave a comment below.