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Tricks essential to get more out of Gmail

In the email platform of Google, not everything is reduced to leave the inbox as “clean” as possible; there are various tools that can significantly improve user experience. Without more, we leave it up to these tricks essential to get the most out of Gmail.

Trucos esenciales para sacarle provecho a Gmail
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Later, we will add more recommendations to this article, although they already have enough to make your Gmail “fly”.

Personal seal

Put a signature in your emails is useful: in addition to that it gives a more professional image, will you tell your contacts how they can be directed to you. In Gmail, click the cogwheel in the top right, select Settings and go to the section Signature; here you will find everything you need to customize it.

No regrets

It is sure that most has happened, for various reasons, that sends a email to a wrong person. To his fortune, the email platform of Google provides, by default, 5 seconds to “undo” the sending, but if you want to have more time, it is possible to establish up to 30 seconds. To do this, go to Settings and locate the section Undo the send.

Fast drafting

We all have emails that almost always respond the same way. And for this process to be faster, you have the option to activate a tool, and as composing, deploying for suggestions of “predictive typing”. In Settings, go to the section Drafting smart and select Activate writing suggestions.

No time for all the e-mails?

Don’t worry, if you get an email that you care, but don’t have time to review it now, what you can postpone. By the cursor on the email and you will see that unfurl a few icons on the right side; click on the one that represents the clock and indicates the best time to open it (it will appear again in your inbox).

Passes a message to another

How many messages you can have in the same conversation? So you don’t miss out, passed from one to another easily. You just have to open the conversation and press the N key if you want to go to the next message or P if you want to go to the previous; to open or to close one, press Enter for both cases.

Program your sending

If you do not like to bother your contacts with emails in the morning, you can schedule these. Because when you have prepared your email, the only thing you have to do is to click the arrow that is located next to Send and select Program delivery (you choose the date and time most suitable).

Confidential email

Are you worried about the information you’re sharing and you want the maximum discretion for the same? Then, you must use the mode confidential, that allows you to set an expiration date for messages or revoke access to these at any time. In the window of the new Message (above), locate the icon that has a lock and a clock, and sets the parameters of confidentiality that best suits you.

Calendar events in one step

For those who need to schedule invitations that come through the mail, do not have to be jumping between applications. In Gmail, on the right sidebar, there is a direct access to Calendar, in order to set all kinds of events in a simple way.

Personal touch

As in Chrome, in Gmail you can also set the theme that best go with your personality, from a few easy to your own pictures. Click on cogwheel and select Topics; once deployed, select the one you like the most.

Mail always available

Do you without an Internet connection? No problem, you can keep on reading, responding to or making searches of messages in Gmail. In Settings, go to the tab offline, located in the upper part; once here, click in the check box to Enable the offline mail and choose the parameters that best suits you.

Up to date with the news

Aspecto de la interfaz principal de Gmail

If you want to know what are the new features coming to Gmail, the same platform you indicates. Click on the icon that shows a question mark in the upper right corner, and in the options that will be deployed, select Notifications. Immediately, you’ll see various publications, in chronological order, with the new functions of the service.

*Updated as of February 26 by Luis Miguel Walls.

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