We’re happy to announce that Dynamic Emails are now available for preview in AppSheet. We announced this feature at Google I/O back in May and we’re excited to finally share it with you today.
You can access this feature right now if you are in the Preview Program, and you can provide any feedback in this thread. We’re targeting a full launch for later this year.
Dynamic emails enable users to interact directly with your app in an email rather than clicking out to view the AppSheet app in a separate window.
A demo is worth a million words, so here is a 10-second GIF showing the full experience of a Dynamic Email with an approval flow directly in Gmail:
Without leaving their email inbox, users can view an inventory request from an AppSheet application and approve it directly from the email.
This is the power of Dynamic Emails.
When creating an Email Task in Automation, you will see a new dropdown under “Use Dynamic Email”. This will contain view types that are currently supported for Dynamic Emails. Selecting a view here will embed that view into the email. Once you’ve selected a view, you can also preview it to see what it will look like in an email before you send it out.
And that’s it! When the automation is triggered, recipients will receive an email where they can interact directly with the application.
Here’s a Task Manager app that you can use to test out Dynamic Emails for yourself. Simply add a task using “New Task” at the bottom and you will receive a Dynamic Email in your inbox where you can directly update the task status.
If you want to see how this Dynamic Email task is created, check out this sample app.
- Dynamic Emails can only be sent to recipients within your email domain
- Recipients of Dynamic Emails must be app users to view the dynamic content
- Recipients that interact with Dynamic Emails are counted towards your app usage and number of user licenses
- App views in Dynamic Emails will only render for recipients using Gmail, otherwise, the email will contain a link to the app view (Learn more about Dynamic Email support in Gmail)
- Only Detail and Form view types are supported
- You can only use this feature if you are using a non-public domain (e.g: @gmail.com, @hotmail.com, etc. cannot use this feature)
- Only certain app, column, and view settings are respected in Dynamic Emails
- Please visit the Help Center article for a full list of limitations.
As this feature is in preview, it should not be used for production use cases.
We’d love to hear if you have any specific use cases in mind for Dynamic Emails. If you have any other feedback, please do share it in this thread as well!