How to Reply Quoting Only Highlighted Text in Gmail

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Until the middle of 2017, Google offered an experimental feature called Quote Selected Text as part of the Gmail Lab. With this feature activated, any text you highlighted in a message would be quoted when you began your reply.

Google retired this feature effective June 28, 2017. 


Gmail does not support an alternative solution. To quote only selected text in a reply, you'll need to do it the old-fashioned way: By manually deleting content from the quoted message.

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