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Gmail Tips and Tricks: From choosing inbox theme to starting a video call- do it this way

From choosing inbox themes to starting a video call, check out 11 Gmail tips and tricks to get started.

By: PRIYA KUMARI
| Updated on: Dec 25 2021, 15:40 IST
Here are tips and tricks to help you get started with Gmail.
Here are tips and tricks to help you get started with Gmail. (Unsplash)

Gmail is one of the most used applications that most people have on their smartphones, laptops, tablets etc. A Gmail account is not only required to start-up new smartphones, but also for personal and professional communications purposes. If you are not too aware of the features available on this app, then here are some tips and tricks that can be used to get started with Gmail. From picking an inbox theme to make a video call to undo sending a message, you can do this and a lot more on Gmail.

However, it needs to be noted that you must have a Gmail account in order to do and check out the following tips and tricks. In case you do not have a Gmail account, you can create one. You will have to go to the Google Account creation page, follow the steps on the screen to set up your account and use the account you created to sign in to Gmail. By signing up for Gmail you will also be able to use other Google products like YouTube, Google Play, and Google Drive.

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11 Gmail Tips and Tricks: Know how to use

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Step 1: Choose a theme for your inbox: You can choose an image for your inbox background. To get started, click Settings and then Themes.
Step 2: Check out the categories in your inbox: Your emails are automatically organized into tabs. For example, an email about a sale from a shopping site can be found in the "Promotions" tab.
Step 3: Find your emails: Use the Search box to quickly find your emails. To filter your results, inside the Search box, click Show search options.
Step 4: Manage emails before you open them: You can quickly manage emails using right-click to do things like move, archive, mute, filter, or open in a new window.
Step 5: Organize your emails with labels: Labels are like folders, but you can add more than one label to a message. To add a label to an email, select the email, then click Labels. The label will be shown next to the email.
Step 6: Open and download attachments: You will see a preview of attachments sent to you at the bottom of your email. Click the preview to see the attachment, download it, print it, and more.
Step 7: Prevent horizontal scrollbars: If you have to scroll across your screen to read an email, then it might include an image that's too wide, hidden, or part of a logo or chart. Check your signature settings to make sure it's not your logo.
Step 8: Undo sending a message: Turn on Undo Send to get extra time to look at an email before it gets delivered.
Step 9: Automatically manage incoming emails: Filters can do things like automatically label, archive, delete, star, and forward your incoming emails.
Step 10: Start a video call: When you add someone to your Google Chat list, you can start a video call with them from your inbox by hovering over their name and clicking start video call.
Step 11: Check emails from all your accounts: If you use multiple accounts, you can check all your emails in Gmail. You can also send messages from an address that is not your Gmail address.

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First Published Date: 25 Dec, 14:09 IST
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