Unknown 16 Uses of Gmail You Never Know
Here are the 16 unknown uses of Gmail you never know for years now
Each and everyone has a Gmail account but then these 16 features are not known to them (users).
Read below the compiled 16 unknown uses of Gmail and put them into practice:
1. Creating templates
Speed the process of creating customized email templates:
→ Select Compose
→ Enter the text you want to use for your template in the email field.
→ Select the three-dot menu and then Templates.
→ Select Save draft as template then Save as new template
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2. Use Gmail offline.
You can access your Gmail inbox and send and receive emails even when you don’t have an internet connection.
To enable offline access, click the Settings gear icon in the top right corner of your inbox and select “See all settings.” Then, scroll down to the “Offline access” section and enable the “Enable offline access” checkbox.
3. Send confidential emails.
Gmail offers a confidential mode that allows you to send emails with an expiration date and a passcode requirement. This can be useful for sending sensitive information. To send a confidential email, click the Compose button and then click the Confidential mode button.
Use Gmail to track packages. You can use Gmail to track packages that have been shipped to you. When you receive a shipping notification email, click the “Track shipment” button to see the status of your package.
4. Use Gmail to create to-do lists.
You can use Gmail’s Tasks feature to create to-do lists and manage your tasks. To access Tasks, click the Tasks button in the left sidebar of your Gmail inbox.
5. Use Gmail to create calendars.
You can use Gmail’s Calendar feature to create and manage your calendars. To access Calendar, click the Calendar button in the left sidebar of your Gmail inbox.
6. Undo send.
If you accidentally send an email that you didn’t mean to, you can undo the send within a few seconds. To do this, click the “Undo” button that appears in the bottom left corner of the screen after you send an email.
7. Auto-advance settings.
If you read your emails in a specific order, you can enable auto-advance to have Gmail automatically open the next message in your inbox after you’ve finished reading the current one.
To enable auto-advance, click the Settings gear icon in the top right corner of your inbox and select “See all settings.” Then, scroll down to the “Auto-advance” section and select the desired settings.
8. Customize email views.
You can customize the way your Gmail inbox looks to suit your needs. For example, you can change the font size, density, and theme. You can also choose to display certain types of messages, such as starred messages or messages with attachments.
To customize your email view, click the Settings gear icon in the top right corner of your inbox and select “See all settings.”
9. Scheduled Emails:
You can schedule emails to be sent at a specific date and time. Just compose your email, click the dropdown arrow next to the “Send” button, and select “Schedule send.”
10. Multiple Inboxes:
You can organize your inbox with multiple tabs or inboxes. Go to Settings > Inbox and select “Multiple Inboxes” to set up customized sections for your emails.
11. Canned Responses:
If you frequently send similar emails, you can create canned responses. Go to Settings > Advanced > Canned Responses to enable this feature.
12. Custom Keyboard Shortcuts:
Customize your keyboard shortcuts by going to Settings > Advanced > Custom keyboard shortcuts. This can help you navigate Gmail more efficiently.
13. Preview Pane:
You can enable a preview pane to view emails without opening them. Go to Settings > Advanced > Preview Pane and choose your preferred layout.
14. Gmail Search Operators:
Gmail supports advanced search operators that allow you to find emails more efficiently. For example, you can search by sender, date, subject, and more using operators like “from:”, “before:”, and “subject:”.
15. Mark as Read/Unread:
You can quickly mark emails as read or unread by selecting them and using the “More” dropdown menu.
16. Filter and Label Emails:
Create filters to automatically sort and label your emails based on criteria like sender, subject, or keywords. This helps you keep your inbox organized.
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