Gmail has a clean and simple interface — but there’s more under the hood than meets the eye.
There are tons of hidden hacks and tricks to optimize your Gmail experience, including canceling a badly worded email.
complete 300 billion Emails were sent every day in 2020 – and many emails were written, sent and received on Google’s Gmail platform.
Gmail Accounts for 1.8 billion of the 5.6 billion active email accounts – and each account can do more than just send and receive.
Cancel sending an email
Granted, everyone sent a message across cyberspace that they wanted to pick up right away – with Gmail, you can.
After sending an email, a small box will appear in the bottom right asking if you want to cancel the sending. After submitting, click the word “Cancel” directly, as clicking anywhere else will make the option disappear.
By default, the cancel icon is displayed on the screen for five seconds – this can be changed in the settings.
Advanced search is a useful tool for finding information hidden in your inbox.
Advanced search can be accessed by clicking the three scroll bar icon in the search box at the top of your inbox.
You can search by sender, recipient, date, words – you can even refine the search for an email by searching for words it doesn’t contain.
Color code important messages
Nachrichtenstars store your most important emails in a separate folder.
However, these posts can be further organized with color-coded stars.
Enable more color options by going to Settings, scrolling down the General tab, and dragging more color options to the In Use section.
Google spelling suggestions are a boon for users who write in traditional office jargon.
By just typing the beginning of a sentence, Gmail will suggest the rest, saving you keystrokes and time.
Smart Compose can be toggled on and off in settings. Google even accepts feedback to improve the quality of the sentences suggested by Smart Compose.
Gmail’s default layout is pretty basic to appeal to the masses.
However, users can prioritize their emails by clicking the quick settings gear icon and choosing a custom inbox based on what they want to see first: unread, starred, or important.
You can apply multiple inbox feature which can move all bot mails to another inbox.
An email can be made to disappear like a Snapchat.
You can set an expiration date for a private email by clicking the lock icon next to the Submit button.
Your employer can make your network private and prevent employees from sending messages that disappear.
Disabling a thread that’s getting excessive replies can provide serious breathing space for users sending office-wide email.
It’s a basic feature – but it’s a bit buried.
Check the box to the left of any email you’ve received and an options bar will appear at the top.
Click on the three dots to bring up the dropdown menu and select Mute for sweet, gentle silence via email.
Gmail is free, but that doesn’t mean it has to be easy.
Get the most out of your account by applying all available features.
This story originally appeared on The sun and is reproduced here with permission