May 24, 2022

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Seven hidden Gmail tricks everyone should know

Seven hidden Gmail tricks everyone should know

Gmail has a clean and simple interface – but there are more features that don’t catch the eye.

There are plenty of hidden hacks and tricks to improve your Gmail experience — including unsending a stern email.

on 300 billion Emails were sent daily in 2020 – and a lot of them were written, sent, and received on Google’s Gmail platform.

Gmail accounts 1.8 billion out of 5.6 billion active email accounts — and each account does so much more than just send and receive.

Cancel sending an email

Sure, everyone sent a message through cyberspace that they immediately wished they could get back – on Gmail, it’s possible.

After sending an email, a small box will appear in the lower right asking if you want to cancel sending – click directly on “Undo” after sending because clicking anywhere else will make the option disappear.

Under default settings, an undo icon will appear on the screen for five seconds – this can be changed in the settings.

Advanced Search is a useful tool to track down a piece of information buried in your inbox.

The advanced search tool can be accessed by clicking on the icon with three sliding bars in the search box at the top of your inbox.

You can search by sender, receiver, date, and words – you can even narrow your search for an email by looking for words that don’t contain it.

You can activate more color-coded sorting options in your Gmail settings.
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Color coding for important messages

Starred messages put the most important email messages in a separate folder.

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But these messages can be further organized using color-coded stars.

Activate more color options by going to Settings, scrolling down the General tab, and dragging More color options to the In Use section.

clever composing

Google Writing Suggestions It is a boon for users who write in the traditional office language.

Once you type the beginning of the phrase, Gmail will suggest the rest of the phrase, saving you keystrokes and time.

Smart Typing can be turned on and off within Settings – Google even accepts feedback on how to improve the quality of phrases suggested in Smart Typing.

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You can set the expiration date on a private email by clicking the lock icon near the send button.
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custom inbox

Gmail’s default layout is fairly basic to appeal to the masses.

But users can prioritize their emails by clicking the quick settings gear icon, and selecting a custom inbox based on what they want to see first: unread, starred, or important.

You can apply the multiple inboxes feature, which can divert all emails to a different inbox.

secret mode

Email can be made to disappear, like Snapchat.

You can specify an expiration date in a file private email By clicking the lock icon near the submit button.

Your employer may revoke confidential mode from your network, which prevents employees from sending hidden messages.

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You can ignore a Gmail thread when you receive excessive replies.
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silent conversation

Muting a thread that receives excessive replies can provide dangerous timeouts for users who use office-level email.

It’s a simple feature – but a little buried.

Check the box to the left of the email you received and an options bar will appear at the top.

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Click the three dots to bring up the dropdown menu, and select Mute for some nice and silent emails.

Gmail is free but that doesn’t mean it has to be basic in functionality.

Get the most out of your account by applying all the available features.

This story originally appeared the sun It is reproduced here with permission