Let Gmail Spice Up Your Social and Work Life with Hidden Features
November 22, 2018
November 22, 2018
In today’s modern world, who among us is not addicted to emailing or Gmail. We all check our inbox at least twice daily. So, are you ready to use your Gmail like a power user?
Gmail offers constant upgrades and hidden features, which can maximize your productivity and cut down on average time of interaction with your mobile screen. These features can be easily implemented to spice up your life and assist you with your daily emailing needs. Let’s take a look at some of the hidden features to enhance your social and work life.
Tired of having to write a redundant response to a plethora of emails on a daily basis? Well, be tired no more. Gmail now offers smart replies, and you can reply with just one click.
These responses can be altered according to your requirements. Furthermore, these replies also alter themselves according to the content of the email. So, the next time you worry about having to respond to a bulk of emails, just remembers that Gmail offers smart replies. Click on the most suitable one, and it will automatically send that to the recipient with your signature.
Location in Gmail:
Going to a party, but don’t know the exact location? Well, don’t worry. Gmail now displays the location in the emails. If there is an address in your email, Google Maps will automatically show you the precise location on Maps within your email body.
No need to open the Maps application separately and paste the address there. Just enable the extension for Google Maps with Gmail, and it will take care of the rest.
Receive and Reply to Mails Offline:
Well, this feature is quite handy for those who travel regularly, and are faced with the issues of limited connectivity. You can search your old emails, read your unread emails, reply to them, attach files and send them with even a limited connection.
Gmail will keep them in the pipeline, and as soon as the network connectivity is restored, it will sync them up with the server, and send them as desired. You can manage your entire inbox offline even if you have low signals or a bad connection.
Google cares about the safety of your inbox and your private data. This is why Gmail offers a special feature to display an authentication icon in the shape of a key in front of verified senders.
You can defend yourself against phishing emails, scam emails and unnecessary advertisements. It adds an extra layer of security to your inbox, and you can continue your daily tasks without worrying about being attacked or infested with viruses.
Control the Spread of Your Email Address:
Aren’t you tired of receiving unnecessary emails? Don’t you ever get angry and want to find out who has been selling your information and/or data to third parties? Well, Gmail will let you do just that. If your email address is email@example.com and you use firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe to an online shopping website, you will still be able to receive emails from them.
Google lets you add a plus sign “+” before the @gmail.com and it will still send you the emails. So, this way you can manage different categories and subscriptions easily. On the other hand, if any website sells your data, you will immediately know as you would have already added a tag after the plus sign.
Mute Email Threads:
Ever gotten dragged into the middle of the conversation, and all you wanted to do was put some duct tape over their mouths? Well, Gmail doesn’t give you the duct tape, but it does give you the ability to mute email threads. It keeps you from getting unnecessary notifications.
Plus, you can add some keywords, and the email thread will only become active for you if those keywords are used in the context or the body of the email. So, this way, you can stay connected while being disconnected.
Delegate The Account Access:
Don’t you want someone else to reply on your behalf without gaining control of your inbox completely? Well, in case you ever want to delegate the access of reading and replying to messages on Gmail, Google offers a way.
Go to Settings -> Account and Import -> Grant access to your account, and mention the email you want to give permission to read and modify your emails. Take the burden off of your shoulders for a moment.