There is no doubt saving of Gmail messages in your Google docs will provide you many facilities. For instance after saving in Google Docs you can edit them like any other document and you can easily export those emails as a PDF files even without the need of any PDF writer. Also since Google Docs app for Android allows offline access to your documents so once you have saved your most important Gmail messages in Google Docs, they can be accessed on your phone without a data connection. But unfortunately by default this useful option is not available in your Gmail account. In order to use this facility you have to enable it manually in Gmail Labs.

How to enable Google Docs in Gmail?

  1. First log into your Gmail account and explore it in standard view. Click on Gear button located at upper right corner and select Settings.
  2.  In the next window click on Labs tab located at the tool bar and type “Create a Document” in the search for a lab box. Then click on Enable radio button and finally click on “Save Changes” button.
    Enabling Create a document Option in Gmail Labs

    Enabling Create a document Option in Gmail Labs

  3. Now move to your Gmail Inbox and open an email and there click on “More” tab and you can see “Create a document” option there.
    Create a document Option in Gmail

    Create a document Option in Gmail


    As soon as you select “Create a document” it will export your current  message as a new document in your Google Docs. The rich text formatting is preserved but if the message includes any file attachments, Google Docs will ignore them.