Strikethrough in Gmail Sometimes you need to format your email messages to convey the message correctly to your recipients, and striking through is one of those formatting options. Unfortunately, Google does not provide an out of the box way to strikethrough text in gmail email yet, but with this trick you can easily do gmail strikethrough. This works in your personal Gmail as well as in Google Workspace ( Gmail for business). Play Video 1. Create a new document Using Google Docs, create a new blank document. You can directly create a new Google document by this shortcut link -> New Google Doc shortcut 2. Type your text Type your email text in the document you just created. Highlight part of the text you want to strikethrough in Gmail by selecting it. 3. Select "Strikethrough" From the ribbon bar, go to "Format" option. Click on "Strikethrough" from the list of formatting options shown. 4. Copy your text Now that your text has a strikethrough all you have to do is copy it. To do so, highlight the entire text in the document, right-click then click on "Copy". 5. Paste text into Gmail Now head over to Gmail, compose new email then paste copied text. You notice you now have strikethrough text in your composed email. You can now send your email and the recipient will receive it with a strikethrough text just as you want it. Gmail Strikethrough Shortcut You can save time from having to go to Google Docs everytime you want to create a strikethrough text in Gmail. To do so, create a canned response in Gmail with your Gmail strikethrough text, and then just insert and edit it whenever you want to send an email with strikethrough text.