Gmail is the most widely used email client. Its wealth of features contribute to its appeal. With the new Material UI 3 design, that will only grow. Aside from the UI refresh, Gmail will be improved for tablet users later this year, emoji support will be improved, and additional accessibility capabilities will be enabled. So, no matter how much you use Gmail, there may be a function or two that you are unaware of.
HERE ARE 5 NEW FEATURES OF GMAIL
Did you know that you may send emails that you’ve already sent back if you move quickly enough? You may have seen the large “Undo” button in the list of emails you’ve sent if you’ve been paying attention while sending emails. The fact that this function prevents your email from being sent shouldn’t come as a surprise. The secret function allows you to specify the amount of time the button will be active before disabling the reading of the message and disappearing.
INCLUDE DOTS IN YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
Many email addresses conclude with a full stop, but did you know that Gmail does not read full stops in email addresses? In Gmail, this is the same as email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. So, what does this all mean? In actuality, you have far more email addresses than you realize. If you wanted to join up for a free trial, for example, you could use any of the above options, and they would all work. This also means you’ll receive the alert if someone enters your email address with too many or too few dots.
This feature isn’t as difficult to find as some of the others on this list, but it’s still grossly underutilised. Snoozing emails is a Gmail function for folks who like to put things off or who are too busy to read their email right away. When you “snooze” an email, Gmail removes it from your inbox and stores it for later. When you snooze it, you get to choose when it comes back. This allows you to clear out your inbox without having to think about what’s in the emails you’re deleting.
GMAIL HAS A PREVIEW PANEL
When you enable Reading Pane, your inbox is split into two sections. Your email list will be displayed on one side, and the email you clicked on will be displayed on the other. You can also specify where the Reading Pane will appear. It could be to the right of or beneath the inbox. Yes, the reading window in Microsoft Outlook allows you to rapidly navigate through emails, but Gmail includes the same capability. To enable it, go to Gmail Labs and select “Settings,” “Labs,” “Preview Pane,” “Enable,” and “Save Changes.”
TURN OFF GROUP EMAILS TO AVOID GETTING DISTRACTED
Each of us has experienced it. Everyone who receives an email addressed to the entire group keeps clicking “Reply All,” which keeps your inbox busy. Gmail can assist you with dealing with notifications that keep you from your task. If you want to read these emails later but don’t want the frequent back-and-forth to disturb you, you can mute an email thread. Simply open the message, select “More” from the top menu, then click “Mute.” There is nothing further to say. Now, you will receive every new message in this conversation, but you won’t receive any alerts. Ah, mental calmness.