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Template Variables

Variables are dynamic pieces of information, such as your name or today's date, that you can insert with templates.

How to use variables

If you address someone in your template, you can use a variable to avoid changing the recipient’s name every time you insert the template.

For example, if you want to address the correct recipient in your template, your template content would look like this:

Hello ________,
And then the rest of the template follows here...

You can use a template variable for the recipient's first name:

  1. Create a new template, or edit an existing template.
  2. Move your cursor to where you want the variable to be inserted.
  3. Click on "Insert Variable" in the Template Content toolbar. Insert variable in template
  4. Click "To: First Name" from the drop-down menu.
  5. Your template should look like this:
Hello {{to.first_name}},
And then the rest of the template follows here...

By using this template, if you are writing to Jane Doe, the template content will display:

Hello Jane,
And then the rest of the template follows here...

List of available variables

Here is the complete list of variables you can use in a template:

  • To field - Recipient. Who you're sending the email to.

    • {{to.email}}
    • {{to.name}}
    • {{to.last_name}}
    • {{to.first_name}}
  • From field - Your personal details from Gmail, Outlook, LinkedIn, etc.

    • {{from.email}}
    • {{from.name}}
    • {{from.last_name}}
    • {{from.first_name}}
  • CC field.

    • {{cc.email}}
    • {{cc.name}}
    • {{cc.last_name}}
    • {{cc.first_name}}
  • BCC field.

    • {{bcc.email}}
    • {{bcc.name}}
    • {{bcc.last_name}}
    • {{bcc.first_name}}
  • Account - Your Briskine account details (from Settings > My Account).

    • {{account.email}}
    • {{account.name}}
    • {{account.last_name}}
    • {{account.first_name}}
  • {{subject}} - subject content of the message.

  • {{choice 'hello, hi, hey'}} - a random choice.

  • {{domain to.email}} - Extract domain name from an email. For example, if the recipient is contact@AWESOME-sweet-bakery.com, this variable will print “Awesome Sweet Bakery”.

  • {{moment}} - Dynamic date and time. See more details about date formatting.

Templates variables are powered by the Handlebars template library.

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If the Template variable value is missing (e.g. no First Name for the contact) the variable will be replaced with an empty string.

Date and time variables

Use the {{moment}} variable for powerfull date and time formatting.

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For these examples, we'll consider today's date to be 1 July 2020.

What you can insertVariable and preview
Today's full date{{moment}}
Preview: July 1 2020
Custom date format{{moment format="YYYY MMM"}}
Preview: 2020 Jul
See all possible formatting values.
Current time (24h){{moment format="HH:mm:ss"}}
Preview: 13:00:00
Current time (12h){{moment format="hh:mm:ss A"}}
Preview: 1:00:00 PM
7 days from today{{moment add="7;days"}}
Preview: July 8 2020
7 days before today{{moment subtract="7;days"}}
Preview: June 24 2020
Next day of the week{{moment add="1;days" format="dddd"}}
Preview: Thursday
Previous day of the week{{moment subtract="1;days" format="dddd"}}
Preview: Tuesday
End of the week{{moment endOf="week"}}
Preview: July 04 2020
Time from now to a different date{{moment "2020-07-10" fromNow=true}}
Preview: 9 days
Time to now from a different date{{moment "2020-07-10" toNow=""}}
Preview: 9 days ago
Days in the current month{{moment daysInMonth=true}}
Preview: 31
Today's date in a different language{{moment locale="fr"}}
Preview: juillet 1 2020
See the list of supported locales.
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You can combine different options to get the date you need. For example, to get only the day the week, 3 days from now, in French, you can use {{moment add="3;days" format="dddd" locale="fr"}}. This will output samedi.

Supported languages for dates

The moment variable supports the following language codes:
  • af (Afrikaans)
  • ar-dz (Arabic - Algeria)
  • ar-ly (Arabic - Libya)
  • ar-ma (Arabic - Morocco)
  • ar-sa (Arabic - Saudi Arabia)
  • ar-tn (Arabic - Tunisia)
  • ar (Arabic)
  • az (Azeri)
  • be (Belarusian)
  • bg (Bulgarian)
  • bn (Bengali)
  • bo (Tibetan)
  • bs (Bosnian)
  • ca (Catalan)
  • cs (Czech)
  • cy (Welsh)
  • da (Danish)
  • de-at (German - Austria)
  • de-ch (German - Switzerland)
  • de (German)
  • el (Greek)
  • en-au (English - Australia)
  • en-ca (English - Canada)
  • en-gb (English - Great Britain)
  • en-ie (English - Ireland)
  • en-nz (English - New Zealand)
  • en-us (English - United States)
  • es-do (Spanish - Dominican Republic)
  • es (Spanish)
  • eu (Basque)
  • fa (Farsi - Persian)
  • fi (Finnish)
  • fo (Faroese)
  • fr-ca (French - Canada)
  • fr-ch (French - Switzerland)
  • fr (French)
  • gd (Gaelic)
  • he (Hebrew)
  • hi (Hindi)
  • hr (Croatian)
  • hu (Hungarian)
  • hy-am (Armenian)
  • id (Indonesian)
  • is (Icelandic)
  • it (Italian)
  • ja (Japanese)
  • ka (Georgian)
  • kk (Kazakh)
  • km (Khmer)
  • kn (Kannada)
  • ko (Korean)
  • lo (Lao)
  • lt (Lithuanian)
  • lv (Latvian)
  • mk (Maori)
  • ml (Malayalam)
  • mr (Marathi)
  • ms-my (Malay - Malaysia)
  • ms (Malay)
  • my (Burmese)
  • nb (Norwegian)
  • ne (Nepali)
  • nl-be (Dutch - Belgium)
  • nl (Dutch)
  • pa-in (Punjabi)
  • pl (Polish)
  • pt-br (Portuguese - Brazil)
  • pt (Portuguese)
  • ro (Romanian)
  • ru (Russian)
  • sd (Sindhi)
  • sk (Slovak)
  • sl (Slovenian)
  • sq (Albanian)
  • sr-cyrl (Serbian - Cyrillic)
  • sr (Serbian)
  • sv (Swedish)
  • sw (Swahili)
  • ta (Tamil)
  • te (Telugu)
  • th (Thai)
  • ttl-phh
  • tr (Turkish)
  • uk (Ukrainian)
  • ur (Urdu)
  • uz-latn
  • uz (Uzbek)
  • vi (Vietnamese)
  • yo (Yoruba)
  • zh-cn (Chinese - Simplified)
  • zh-hk (Chinese - Hong Kong)
  • zh-tw (Chinese - Taiwan)