# How to insert a reply inline in Gmail?

When replying to an email in Gmail, how do I write my reply within the text of the sender's email?

I can do this with other email programs, but how do I do it in Gmail?

Click the ellipsis at the bottom of the response textarea:

This will show the text you are replying to, and allow you to reply within that text.

• @VidarS.Ramal What do you mean by "allow you to reply within that text", I'm still stuck – hello_there_andy Mar 9 '15 at 20:49
• @hello_there_andy What happens when you click the ellipsis? In my case, it shows the entire message that I'm replying to. When I click within that message, a blinking cursor appears, and when I type text, the text is inserted within that message. – Vidar S. Ramdal Mar 10 '15 at 9:34
• facepalm I was clicking on the ellipsis on the other user's email, and not in my response area – hello_there_andy Mar 10 '15 at 12:57

You can also highlight (drag the mouse cursor) over a block of text in the original email message and then click "Reply".

If you do that, you will get a quoted reply



> Original text line 1
> Original text line 2