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This is an exciting develpoment! Would you be able to tell me what this means for drag & drop emails, in somewhat of layman's terms? I'm a designer with decent dev knowledge, and I was working on setting up a drag and drop email template for my client, but I understand that in beta mode, this meant it wasn't an actual template, and they'd need to duplicate the email draft each time to use the branded-styling I applied to a draft. Has this been updated with this update? Thank you for any insights on this!
This particular update doesn't have any impact on drag and drop emails. These examples are more focused on interacting with CRM side of HubSpot.
In this case, I'm assuming what you mean by an actual template would be that it appears in the Design Manager. It is still the case that drag and drop emails operate outside the context of the Design Manager so you won't see them there. Cloning the email itself to use as a template is still the best solution.