Gmail is leading email service provider with many productivity-growing features. Although more than one billion users are using its services but a few of them are aware about those features. Google has packed Gmail with lot of advanced options to save you time and add powerful potential into your inbox. In Gmail has unique features that will impact your way to manage your inbox and sending emails. There are many tremendous features hidden in your Gmail account. You will experience a different feeling after using these features. To know about how to create a Gmail account, you can view my previous post. Gmail has surprising functionality and you can begin taking advantage of all those features, here is a list of 11 Gmail features that you can use:
1. Undo sent email
You have sent an email; you can recall the same t email. You can cancel the sent email with this feature. But it allows you to do such activity within 30 seconds only. You have option to set times there from 5, 10, 20 or 30 seconds to recall your email. This feature is available in your settings in general tab.
2. Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboards shortcuts save you time and boost your working speed. Several software programs, operating systems have their set of keyboard shortcuts, same with Gmail. With using these shortcuts for sometimes, you will remember these for long time. These are very helpful and useful in common tasks. To check all shortcuts kindly visit on: Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts
3. Sign out of all sessions
This feature is little bit interesting. It is very helping feature when you are using your email id in internet cafe. You miss the sign out in hurry. You can click the option “sign out all other session” to sign out your gmail account anywhere you log in.
To access this functionality, log in your Gmail email account, you will find “Last Account Activity” on right bottom there and Cick on “Details” button below it. Click on “sign out all other web sessions”. This will quickly sign out your gmail account where it logged in.
4. Google Calendar
Google has added its calendar that allows you to manage your schedule while using email account. You can create any even or reminder (birthday, meeting, trip, outing, party, marriage and other programs). To use calendar feature, first login in your gmail account then click here: Gmail calendar
Nowadays, Google has presented a unique feature to delete an email. Google has simplified delete option. Previous times, you first checked the button and then deleted the email. First archive and then delete the email. Now difference between archive and delete has been removed. By hovering cursor on email, you can increase email deleting speed.
6. Spell checking
While typing an email message, click on the arrow on 3 dot right corner on bottom. Click on check spelling. The mistakes will be highlighted with color.
7. Import emails from non-Gmail sites
You may have multiple email accounts on multiple websites (Hotmail, Rediff, and Yahoo) other than Gmail. You can view all your emails only logging in your Gmail account. You can avoid from extra efforts to login in multiple mail accounts on other sites. This is amazing feature for those users who use email services of other website too. The steps to get all emails into your Gmail account. Just click on: Settings > Accounts and Import > Check mail from other accounts. To add your email account, click on “Add an email account” button. It allows you to add up to 5 accounts.
8. Smart search with Search operators
There are many methods to search mail efficiently. For e.g. to find Youtube related messages you can use “has:Youtube” , in the same way for unread messages , you can write “is:unread” in search box and for message having user labels “has:userlabels”. Thus there are numerous search operators to search email messages. You can get better information by visiting on: Gmail Search operators.
During working times, many times in a day, significant message will display in your Gmail account. It reminds you about important jobs. You can either go with the message or remember it to do later. Snooze feature of Gmail is very helpful.
10. Mute any Conversations in Gmail
If you are disturbed with thread of chat noise in your Gmail account, this feature of Gmail can mute it. After mute the conversation, you are not able to check related further messages into your inbox; it directly goes to your archives. How to mute: check the box before specific email message and then more and then click mute. If you want to get conversation back, just unmute it.
11. Many Gmail accounts sign in simultaneously
Gone are those days, when you could sign in only in Single Gmail account. To sign in other Gmail account, you had to sign out first one. Now you can sign in multiple Gmail accounts. Follow this step: First log in one Gmail id. Then left click on profile icon and click on add account button. Write Gmail user name and password.
12. Schedule your email
This is one of the best features. It allows you to schedule your email in Gmail account. You can send your email on scheduled date and time by using this feature. You can draft your email and send it later on specified date and time.