How to Set a Vacation Responder in Gmail

If you are planning to be out of the office, you can set up a vacation responder in Gmail. This will automatically reply to anyone who sends you an email with your written response that you will be away.

Your vacation responder can be turned on from your computer or mobile device.

Step 1: Open up your web browser.
Step 2: Log on to your Gmail account.
Step 3: Click on the settings gear located beneath your user profile picture located on the top right hand corner of your screen.

Step 4: Under the “General” tab, scroll down until you see the option for “vacation responder.” Fill out a Subject heading and a message, then set your vacation responder to “on.”

Step 5: You can also choose the start date and end date for your message to be sent.
Step 6: Save Changes.

Mobile Device:
Step 1: Open your Gmail app
Step 2: Click on your menu icon that looks like 3 horizontal bars on top of one another.
Step 3: Click on your settings or gear icon.
Step 4: Click on your vacation responder and set it to the on position.
Step 5: Fill out a message and heading and set your start and end dates.
Step 6: Click “Save” when finished.

Recap: You can go back and edit your response at any time, or even choose to couple it with your very own personalized signature.