Google Labs: Turn your email into a Google Doc

Google has released another experimental feature from their Google Labs offerings, that allows you to turn an email into a Google Doc.

Quite often we might have lengthy email conversations that become tougher to manage going through each conversation. With this new lab feature, you can turn a whole bunch of similar email conversations into a Google Document.

You can turn on this new lab feature by going to the Gmail Labs tab under Settings, select Enable next to Create a document and hit Save Changes at the bottom.

Here is a good example below from my own email. I have a lengthy email conversation going on and I want to forward the whole email conversation to my friend

With the help of the Create a new document feature I can now convert this whole conversation into a Google Doc!

Once converted and saved, I can now share or email as an attachment to my friend.

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Yes you are missing something. He is not converting one email but a whole bunch of them. A conversation is an ongoing discussion through serveral emails.

What gmail is offering here is converting say, 30 emails, going back and forth, into one document.

Hawk999 said,
Yes you are missing something. He is not converting one email but a whole bunch of them. A conversation is an ongoing discussion through serveral emails.

What gmail is offering here is converting say, 30 emails, going back and forth, into one document.


Yeh...but forwarding the email would do the exact same

/- Razorfold said,

Yeh...but forwarding the email would do the exact same

well, you might need to save that email among your documents, which could be definitely useful if it contains important things like login data, for example.

Mad_Griffith said,
well, you might need to save that email among your documents, which could be definitely useful if it contains important things like login data, for example.


I don't see the benifit of that either, both are located online so just as easy to search for the original email or star it. Just as an advisory you should not keep login details or passwords in your Google Account (if that be email or doc) just imagine if someone got into your account and found all these details.

McDave said,
...would you not simply forward the email?

Exactly what I thought. I did just that only two days ago. I think we must be missing something here.