Gmail has 4.2 billion active users. But only a few know how to use Gmail effectively. Here're 10 Gmail hacks that you shouldn't miss

 Gmail is the world's most popular email service, with over 4.2 billion active users. However, many people don't know how to use Gmail effectively. This can lead to a cluttered inbox, missed opportunities, and even security risks.

1. Undo that email you just sent.

If you accidentally send an email with a typo or the wrong information, you can undo it quickly and easily. Here's how to do it:

  1. Click on the gear icon (top right) and select "Settings".
  2. In the "General" tab, scroll down to the "Undo send" section.
  3. Toggle the "Enable Undo Send" option to on.
  4. Select the "Send cancellation period" option and choose the amount of time you want to have to undo an email after you send it (30 seconds is the default).

2. Get rid of Promotional emails.

Promotional emails can be a major source of clutter in your inbox. Here's how to get rid of them quickly and easily:

  1. In the Gmail search bar, type "unsubscribe".
  2. Gmail will now show you all of the emails in your inbox that contain the word "unsubscribe".
  3. Select all of the emails that you want to unsubscribe from.
  4. Click on the "Delete" button.

3. Send a confidential email.

You can make your email confidential by disabling the features such as copying, printing, forwarding, and downloading by the recipient. Here's how to do it:

  1. Click on the "Compose" button.
  2. In the new email window, click on the "Lock" symbol in the toolbar.
  3. Select the options you want to enable or disable.
  4. Click on the "Send" button.

4. Check your Gmail offline.

Gmail has an offline mode that allows you to access your emails even when you are not connected to the internet. Here's how to enable it:

  1. Click on the gear icon (top right) and select "See all settings".
  2. In the "General" tab, scroll down to the "Offline" section.
  3. Toggle the "Enable Offline Gmail" option to on.

5. Use Gmail with keyboard shortcuts.

Gmail has a variety of keyboard shortcuts that can help you save time and be more productive. Here are a few of the most useful shortcuts:

  • Shift + I to mark an email as read
  • ⌘ or Ctrl + Enter to send an email
  • ⌘ or Ctrl + K to insert a link
  • C to compose
  • / to search your emails
  • D to compose in a new tab
  • Shift + Ctrl + B to add BCC recipients

6. Send your email later.

You can schedule your emails to be sent at a later time. Here's how to do it:

  1. Click on the down arrow next to the "Send" button.
  2. Select "Schedule Send".
  3. Choose the date and time you want your email to be sent.

7. Snooze an email.

If you have an email that you don't want to deal with right away, you can snooze it until later. Here's how to do it:

  1. Click on the clock icon next to the email.
  2. Select the amount of time you want to snooze the email for.
  3. The email will be hidden from your inbox and will reappear in the snooze folder after the selected time.

8. Use labels:

Labels can help you organize your emails more effectively. Here's how to create a label:

  1. Click on the "Labels" button in the toolbar.
  2. Click on "New label".
  3. Enter a name for your label.
  4. Click on "Create".

9. Create Templates.

Speed the process of creating customized email templates. Here's how to do it:

  1. Select Compose
  2. Enter the text you want to use for your template in the email field.
  3. Select the three-dot menu and then Templates.
  4. Select Save draft as template then Save as new template

10. Archive important emails (don't delete them!).

I hope you enjoyed these 10 Gmail hacks. With a little practice, you'll be using Gmail like a pro in no time!


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