Canned Replies

Canned Replies

Helps you manage canned replies in Gmail and everywhere else on the web

What is Canned Replies?
"Canned Replies" is a handy productivity tool designed as a Chrome Extension. It enables users to create, manage, and swiftly access commonly-used text snippets. It's optimized for use within Gmail, allowing replies to be inserted directly during composition. It's also versatile, offering context menu and browser bar popup for snippet insertion in any editable field across the web. Stay organized and save time with Canned Replies.
Users: 10,000+
Rating: 3.89 (57)
Version: 3.0.0 (Last updated: 2022-12-18)
Creation date: 2020-07-06
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • activeTab
  • storage
  • clipboardWrite
  • contextMenus
Host permissions:
Size: 3.01M
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Canned Replies is a productivity tool that makes it quicker and easier to send the messages you send often. Use Canned Replies to create a set of commonly-used text snippets, and easily access these from within Gmail, or from the context menu and browser popup.


Gmail-optimized experience: Use Canned Replies from within your Gmail compose window. Canned Replies adds a button into the Gmail compose toolbar so you can quickly access your messages in context to the email you’re sending. Simply click on the desired message and it’ll be inserted into the email at your cursor.

Context Menu: Insert a text snippet via the context menu. Just right click (or control click) on any editable field and click the desired Canned Reply to insert it.

Browser bar popup: Canned Replies offers a popup window from your browser bar for all other use cases. Use the popup to copy the snippet onto your clipboard. This is useful if a website does not support native context menus, or if you’d like to paste your messages into an external application.


3.0.0 – Upgrades to Chrome manifest V3 to align with Chrome's updated security practices. Also fixes the bug where the button stopped working in Gmail.

2.0.0 – A revamped Canned Replies popup that includes the ability to search for your messages. Also includes bug fixes and accessibility improvements.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Easy to setup and use by reducing response times
  • Has an import/export feature enabling use across multiple computers
  • Ability to predefine responses for use in multiple applications
  • Cannot arrange canned replies alphabetically or group them
  • Has a local storage size limit causing loss of content unexpectedly
  • Sometimes breaks or stops working on certain platforms like Gmail
Most mentioned
  • Useful for managing repetitive responses
  • Desire for improved organization of replies (alphabetizing or grouping)
  • Need to have better handle on storage limitation
  • Request for HTML editor for better text formatting
  • The right click context menu feature issues
Recent reviews
I have been using Canned Replies for quite a long time and it makes my work life easier.Thank you and I am looking forward to the new updates. ^^
by fatma betul cetin fatma betul cetin, 2024-04-16

All my saved replies have vanished over the weekend and now I can't save any new ones.
by Anthony Jackson Anthony Jackson, 2023-12-11

not working from last 3-4 days in gmail
by Rajendra Dubey Rajendra Dubey, 2023-11-25
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Risk impact

Canned Replies is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Canned Replies if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Canned Replies has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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