Creating Content with DDU in Gmail

article Creating Content with DDU in Gmail

Gmail Archive

Create content anywhere

You can use the DDU chrome extension to build walkthroughs and quizzes on top of any website. Imagine you want to show your coworkers an underutilized Gmail feature and get them up to speed on best practices.

Demonstrate how to archive an email

Imagine you use G suite at work. You look over your coworker's shoulder one day and see that a badge for 2496 unread emails in their inbox. You realized that nobody is onboarding new hires with inbox zero and best practices on email archiving. DDU is the best tool for quickly showing them how to clear out their inbox without losing access to their emails.

Build a walkthrough

Go to your Gmail inbox and open the DDU chrome extension. Click the icon and create a new walkthrough. Give it a title and we'll generate the first step so the user lands on their own Gmail inbox to begin.

Add steps

You can use a combination of step types to guide a user through key actions.

  1. Show the click path to archive a single email

  2. Use tooltip actions to demonstrate how to highlight all unread messages and mark as read

  3. How to create new folders

  4. How to search your inboxes using filters

DDU builder preview last step finishing


Once you create your walkthrough, you can send a share link over slack or email. Anyone who doesn't yet have our extension downloaded will be led through a wizard. They'll land on the target Gmail page and begin learning!


We showed an example walkthrough made for Gmail, but you can build content in any website you need! All it takes is navigating to the website, opening the DDU chrome extension, and selecting ‘Build’ mode to open the builder tab.

You can check out our full 'How to Archive an Email' walkthrough built with our quick builder here.

For a more in-depth explanation of how to build a walkthrough, you can refer to this help article.

If you would like to try DDU, have a question, or just want to say hi, click here to contact us.