How to Forward Multiple Emails in Gmail

Send more than one email at a time, in just a few steps

A woman is using her phone and numerous email icons are floating out from it.

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Forwarding email messages in Gmail is a snap, right? Just a couple of clicks, add a forwarding address, and you’re done. But, sending multiple messages that way could easily become tiresome. Fortunately, there’s a way to do it that won’t keep you tied to Gmail all day.

Load the Extension Into Chrome

The secret to this process is the Chrome extension called Multi Forward for Gmail. The first thing you’ll need to do is install Chrome if you don’t already have it. Next, you’ll install the extension. 

  1. Navigate to the extension page for Multi Forward for Gmail and select Add to Chrome at the top of the screen. 

    The Chrome Web Store is showing the Multi Forward for Gmail extension.
  2. In the dialog box that pops up, click Add Extension

  3. You should see the Multi Forward for Gmail icon (a curved, right-facing arrow) in the upper-right corner of Chrome, alongside the icons for any other extensions (such as Honey, Adblock Plus, or Save to Pocket) you have installed. 

  4. To activate the extension, close Chrome, then open it again.

Now you can use the extension.

Forward Multiple Emails

  1. Open Gmail and go to your Inbox.

  2. Choose the email messages you want to forward by clicking the box to the left of each one. 

    Gmail is showing several messages in the inbox selected.
  3. In the toolbar, select the Multi Forward icon (remember, it’s a curved, right-facing arrow). 

    Gmail is showing the task toolbar.
  4. The extension will ask you to sign in to authorize this function.

    You’ll only have to go through this process once.

    When the Multi-forward dialog box comes up, click Sign-In.  

  5. The next dialog box will tell you what the extension is authorized to do. Click Allow. You’ll then see a confirmation message, which you can just close. 

    The Multi Forward for Gmail extension is showing a screen that describes what it's allowed to do.
  6. Now click the Multi Forward icon again. In the Multi-forward dialog box, enter the email addresses of the people you want to forward your selected messages to. Click Multi-Forward to send.

    The number of emails per day you can forward this way may be limited to a certain number depending on your specific setup. 

  7. You’ll see another Multi-Forward dialog box that you should leave open until you see a confirmation message. Once you see the confirmation message, you’re done. 

    The Multi Forward for Gmail extension is showing a messages successfully forwarded notification.
  8. That’s it!