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Shahadat Sagor
Shahadat Sagor

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8 Gmail Hacks that you shouldn't miss

Gmail is the email service provided by Google. Gmail has almost 2 billion active users globally. But most of us don't know how to use the platform effectively. Here are 8 Gmail hacks that you must know:

1. Get rid of promotional emails

  • Open Gmail.
  • Open the promotional email that you want to remove.
  • Click on the 3 vertical dots in the top-right corner of the email.
  • Select "Block [sender's name]" from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on "Block" in the pop-up window.
  • To delete all promotional emails, go to the "Promotions" tab, select all emails & delete.
  • To prevent future emails, unsubscribe by
  • clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the email.

2. Undo the email you just sent

  • Open the "Sent" folder.
  • Find the email that you want to recall and open it.
  • Click on the 3 vertical dots in the top-right corner of the email.
  • Select "Undo" from the drop-down menu.
  • Edit your email in draft folder before sending it again.
  • Ensure "undo send" is enabled in your settings
  • before using this feature:
  • Setting > General > Enable Undo send (with a delay of 10/20/30 seconds).

3. Send a confidential email

  • Open Gmail.
  • Click "Compose".
  • Enter recipient, subject, and content.
  • Next to the "Send" button, click on the lock icon.
  • Set an expiration date and passcode for the recipient to open it.
  • Click on the "Send" button to send the email.

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5. Send your email later

  • Want to make it look like you're at your desk at 0800?
  • Now you can do exactly that:
  • Click the down arrow next to 'Send'.
  • Choose 'Schedule Send'.
  • Pick the date + time you want.
  • Sit back + relax.

6. Prep your replies

  • Sick of typing out the same replies again + again?
  • Enable first in Settings > Advanced >
  • Enable templates.
  • Draft your email.
  • Click the 3 dots.
  • Save as template.
  • Next time, use that template to save yourself time.

7. Snooze an email

  • Have an email that you don't need to deal with now?
  • Set a reminder for later:
  • Click on the clock icon on the right.
  • Choose how long you want to snooze the email.
  • It'll appear back in your inbox on that date.

8. Ignore those annoying conversations

  • In an email thread where everyone keeps using 'reply all'?
  • Mute it to stop it distracting you:
  • Open the email.
  • Click the 3 dots at the top.
  • Click mute.
  • Future replies will be archived (but you can still find them if needed).

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