Many people like Gmail due to its convenience, and students are not an exception. However, few people actually know how to use it effectively and avoid problems. For example, you may accidentally lose an important letter from your course mate with a subject “Rewrite my essay for me, please!” As a result, this friend receives a bad mark and blames you for not answering in time. As you can see, knowing more about Gmail could spare you of the necessity of dealing with such conflicts.

Useful Gmail Opportunities Hidden From You

Although ordinary users communicate with the help of their e-mail every day, many of them don’t know about less popular opportunities of Gmail, which is considered one of the most famous mail delivery services all over the world. Here are some of them.

Unsend Your Message

Gmail provides a unique opportunity to unsend a message. If you want to try this feature, go to “Settings” and find “Enable Undo Send” function. Then, you may choose the duration of further cancellation period. It may last for 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds. However, you cannot get a message back after the selected period ends.

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Use Different Colors To Highlight Important Messages

Although many people know about this option, some of them don’t know that it is possible to change the colors of stars that highlight the most important messages. The “Settings” menu offers the following colors: green, orange, red, blue, and purple. Users are allowed to choose a color of a star to replace the ordinary golden one. Moreover, it is possible to use several different colors and icons at the same time to find all necessary letters quickly.

Add Another Account If You Have It

If you have another mail box, you may also add it to your Gmail account to manage. In this case, it is possible to combine several different accounts in one and the same app. Certainly, it is very comfortable for users who have different e-mails.

Use “Fast Replies” Function

One of the useful Gmail opportunities is called “Smart Replies.” This function can be switched on in the “Settings” as well. When you begin typing the answer to someone’s e-mail, the system offers you three short replies formulated with the help of the advanced technology. This technology analyzes your previous answers and generates an appropriate message that you can use when you do not have time to type it by yourself.

Hide Useless Folders

Everybody knows that Gmail sorts all messages in “Inbox” folders into such categories as “Social,” “Promotions,” “Updates,” “Forums,” etc. However, if you don’t use them, you may simply hide them.  

Learn Shortcuts To Manage Gmail

A shortcut is a combination of two or three keys that can help you to use a service quicker. The full list of shortcuts for Gmail is available in “Settings” in “Keyboard Shortcuts” section.

Block Irritating Users

Similar to various messengers and social networks, Gmail has a block function. It is possible to add a user to your block list with only a few clicks: open the message received from this user, find a down arrow next to the reply button, and choose “Block.” Done!

Those who use Gmail regularly will benefit much from these simple options, as they make communication much easier and quicker.

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