Create an Email on iOS

Wherever your day takes you, Mailchimp's mobile app helps you manage your email campaigns. You can create, edit, and send campaigns from your mobile device. If you need to do something that isn't available in the mobile app, log in to Mailchimp.com from a web browser to access more features.

Create an Email Campaign

On the Campaigns tab, just tap the pencil icon to get started. After you choose a template, we’ll walk you through the rest of the steps to build your new email.

To create a campaign on your mobile device, follow these steps.

  1. Navigate to the Campaigns tab.
  2. Tap the pencil icon in the upper-right corner.
    Create a campaign icon
  3. Tap Create an email.
  4. On the template screen, click the top drop-down menu to view your template options:
    Featured Layouts
    Premade layouts that you can fill out with your own information.
    Saved Templates
    Templates you’ve already made on the desktop version of Mailchimp.
  5. Swipe to find a template that you like and tap select.
  6. The from name and from email address fields automatically show your account information. Tap each field to enter the campaign name, recipients, email subject, and preview text.

Design

Whether you’ve created your draft campaign in the Mailchimp app or from a web browser, you can edit it in the app at any time.

To edit a draft campaign on your mobile device, follow these steps.

  1. Navigate to the Campaigns tab.
  2. Tap the campaign you want to work with.
  3. Tap Edit and Preview.
    Campaign details with Edit and Preview button

Edit a campaign

Here on the main campaign screen, you can add content blocks, change the background, and see how your campaign will appear on desktop and mobile devices.

Campaign editor

  • Add a content block
    Tap Add to choose and insert a new content block.
  • Preview as you edit
    By default, you view and edit the email in Desktop mode. Tap Preview to switch between desktop and mobile preview.
  • Change the background
    Tap the Background button in the header, body, and footer to choose a color or insert an image for each section.
  • Adjust the section height
    Tap and drag the section sliders to adjust the height of the header, body, and footer.

Edit a content block

To edit an individual content block, tap the block you want to work with. On the toolbar, you can choose to move, edit, duplicate, or delete.

Content block editing toolbar

  • Move
    To change the order of content blocks in your campaign, tap Move. Then, use the arrows to shift the block up or down.
  • Edit
    To edit the contents of a block, tap Edit.

    • Edit text blocks To change the font or style of the text, tap the Content drop-down menu in the lower-left corner to navigate between the Style or Settings screens. When you’re done, tap Save & Close. 

      Content drop-down menu
    • Edit image blocks
      Tap Replace to open the Content Manager. Add a new image from your phone or tablet, or a choose a file from the Content Manager. When you’re done, tap Save & Close. 

  • Duplicate
    To copy a content block, tap Duplicate. Any content you’ve added to that content block will show in the duplicate block.

  • Delete
    To remove a content block from the campaign, tap Delete.

After you’ve finished editing the campaign, be sure to tap Save & Exit.

Send

Before you send your campaign, you’ll review the checklist for alerts. After any issues are resolved, the campaign is ready to send.

To send an email campaign from your mobile device, follow these steps.

  1. Navigate to the Campaigns tab.
  2. Tap the campaign you want to work with.
  3. Tap Confirm and Send.
  4. Review the checklist for your campaign. If there are issues with your campaign, tap the alert to return to your draft and resolve the problem.
    Campaign checklist
  5. When your campaign is ready to send, press Touch and hold to send. Or, to schedule your campaign for another time, tap Send Later.

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