Did you know email anxiety is a thing? Do you ever worry about tone or typos in emails? Or whether that extra exclamation point or emoji was excessive? In this digital age, it can be hard to know how to say what we mean. And with so many emails in our inbox, who has time for it all?
With mote for Gmail, you won't ever have to proofread another email. You get to capture the enthusiasm of your voice, the warmth of your tone, while saving a ton of time.
Before you begin, you'll need to allow permissions to approve mote in Gmail. Simply click the mote icon in the browser bar (or the 'puzzle' icon if you can't see mote, then 'pin' mote to the browser). Next click "YES" in the purple pop up.
Next, click "Allow" in the Chrome pop-up that opens in your browser. If you don't see this, just check to see if you have other Chrome windows open, and see if the approval pop-up has appeared elsewhere.
Now you're ready to create your voice note in Gmail. Click the mote icon to the right of the "send" button in a new email message to begin recording your voice.
When you're done recording your message, click the "mote" button in the middle of the pop up.
And that's it! Before you send your message, you can play back the audio, delete, or even begin again. When you're happy with your message, just click "send" as you would a normal email.
Should the recipient of your email have mote installed, that person will be able to click right in the email to listen to your message. If the recipient doesn't have mote installed, no problem! They will see an enticingly animated image, like this one, which they can click to access your voice note and transcript via the mote website.
For a brief video walkthrough, check out this episode of our #moteminutes series on YouTube: