Boost Your Productivity with the ActiveCampaign Gmail Extension

The ActiveCampaign Gmail Chrome Extension is out of BETA and available in the Chrome App Store.

This time-saving extension allows you to keep your contacts and deals up to date as you work out of your inbox. Now you can keep ActiveCampaign up-to-date and manage automated processes without having to switch tabs to make changes to your ActiveCampaign account.

Working with the Chrome extension…

You can add Gmail contacts to your ActiveCampaign quickly and add any information you have:

You can see all your contact data, including custom fields, tags, and interactions with your marketing, right next to the message you are typing so you’ll have all your marketing and sales information right at your fingertips. With all the deal information available to you, you’ll be able to make informed decisions without having to navigate to the deal record in ActiveCampaign.

You can seamlessly create deals as you qualify leads and opportunities.

As your deals progress, you can quickly move them to the next stage of your sales process so that your CRM is kept up-to-date

As your correspond back-and-forth, if you identify an automation that would be helpful to the contact, such as a follow-up sequence educating them on the benefits of a certain product offering, you can start the automation right in the sidebar. Likewise, if you realize a contact is in an automation they don’t belong in, you can end it.

As you mention action items, you can add them onto a deal so that you never forget to follow-up or follow-through.

Install it today…

To install the ActiveCampaign Chrome extension, visit its page in the Chrome App store. Clicking “Add to Chrome” will install the extension.

A trial is worth a thousand words.
Get started today, no credit card required.

  • Jennifer Hoffman

    This looks amazing! And I love the time saving potential. As a very no-tech savvy person, I have a hesitation though. It looks like I’m basically giving AC access to my entire gmail account. Talk to me about security and privacy. Wil you all be able to read all of my emails? Help me feel more comfortable. THANKS so much!

    • Brian Gladu

      Glad to hear it looks useful to you, Jennifer. Yes, it’s a real productivity booster. I’ve been using for the past few weeks and am in love with it.

      You raise an important question. I’ve spoken with the developer to get specifics and it sounds like the only data we send from Gmail to our servers is the contact’s email address so that we can check if they are an existing contact and add them if they aren’t. We aren’t scanning, reading, or storing any of the messages from your inbox. For the extension to work, we do need access to your inbox but we are careful not to send sensitive information when it can be avoided. Let me know if you have any other questions about this.

      • Jennifer Hoffman

        Thank you so very much, Brian! I really appreciate you taking the time to get this info for me.

      • Jennifer Hoffman

        Oh, one more question, it only adds them as an AC contact if I ask to do that, right? It doesn’t automatically add every contact?

        • Brian Gladu

          That’s correct, Jennifer. You’d have to click “Add New Contact” for a contact record to be created in your ActiveCampaign account.

  • JP

    This is BIG for me. I was hoping the CRM would be more useful (for hand to hand marketing combat) and you guys did a great job by bolting it onto Gmail. I LIVE in (business) gmail/apps account so this is perfect. Hope y’all can release one or more help videos soon giving us insights into all the cool ways to fully leverage this. For now, I’ll DIVE IN!

    • Brian Gladu

      Great to hear! Yes, this is extension is built for hand-to-hand marketing & sales combat.

  • Daniel Mickoh

    It came out just when I was looking for a better app from the one I have been using with a lot of headache and very little automation involved..

  • MacushlaB

    Thanks for this – I’ve just installed it and immediately added a contact. It will be a big help!

  • Stephen Mayall

    Can’t install it, went to the chrome app store installed the app tried to login to my acc account and nothings happening

  • Andrew Stewart

    Brian, can’t wait to jump on this. Is there any account set up that needs to be done to align it to a specific account before adding contacts?

    • Brian Gladu

      After you add the extension, you’ll log into your ActiveCampaign account through Chrome. That is the only set up step. You don’t need to do anything in your account.

  • Wowww.. I’ve just started getting into Active Campaign and every day I explore a little deeper, and every day my mind is even more blown. It’s like your team are an extension of my brain, and when I’m like, I need this next I search around and you have a post up that says “look at what we just built!” which is exactly what I’ve been looking for. How have I not found you sooner?! Oh the love I have to share, we will be friends for a long time to come.. please keep weaving all the magic that you are weaving!! Brilliant.

  • Gabriel

    TY for this plugin, a real time-saver. Accessing email in the CRM was not a realistic workflow for me.

    Q: Is it possible to restrict this plugin to only certain gmail accounts? I am often logged into multiple gmail accounts at once and only need this on my one business gmail account. Is this an option?

    For example, the HubSpot Sales gmail Chrome extension allows me to select which gmail accounts its extension is active on. I would like to see the same option for the Active Campaign plugin.

    If you would add the functionality of allowing me to create email templates and use those in email replies from Chrome Gmail I would ditch the HubSpot plugin.


    • Brian Gladu

      Hi Gabriel! We’ve got a solution for this planned. Thanks for your feedback.

  • Love this!

  • Toranaga

    Outlook next, please.

    • Brian Gladu

      Hi Toranaga! Thanks for your suggestion. I’d recommend upvoting the feedback request we have on this so that we can prioritize this feedback with other requests we’ve received.

  • Chris Phillips

    Love AC – How do I not make this extension, defaut to saving a contact in my AC whenever I reply to that persons email.
    Mine is saving the contact to AC at this point automatically?
    For instance there is no reason for my mother or friends or even my accountant to be on my AC contacts list.
    Please advise.

    • Brian Gladu

      This is happening because you are tracking the opens on those messages. To prevent them from being added, turn tracking off before you send to them.

  • CreativeMade™

    This is a great addition, however I run into the issue that we use multiple gmail accounts with multiple activecampaign accounts, per the business of course. I need the plugin to be logged into the XY ac account with XY gmail account, and logged into the AB ac account for the AB gmail account. Looking forward to this and thanks for the years and years of excellent product.