Looking to make your Gmail better? Here are 4 hidden Gmail hacks you never knew, that will make your emails better:
Gmail Hack #1: Hidden Stars
If you want to organize your inbox, you should take advantage of Gmail’s built-in color-coded star and symbol system.
Why? As because it allows you to easily separate emails in your inbox
By default, Gmail only shows you a yellow star, but if you go into your settings, you can enable access to the other color-coded stars and symbols with just a few clicks.
How to Activate:
1. Click the Gmail Settings gear icon on the top-right of your Gmail account.
2. Scroll down to the section labeled “Stars” and select “All Stars”.
3. Press the “Save Changes” button, and you’re done!
To access the different stars, simply click the star icon multiple times.
Gmail Hack 2: Undo Send (Our Favorite out of These Gmail Hacks)
Have you ever sent an email to instantly regret it because you forgot to mention something or made a silly mistake that you now can’t stop thinking about?
Gmail gives you a chance to undo an email.
…You already know that.
What you may not know is that you can change the standard 5 seconds to undo an email into 30 seconds, and that can make all the difference in your daily emailing life.
With Undo Send, you can cancel your email from being delivered to your recipient’s inbox within the first 30 seconds of clicking send.
How to Activate:
1. Go to your Gmail Settings by pressing on the gear icon on the top-right of the screen.
2. Scroll down to Undo Send and set how much time you wish to have to undo your email. Just be aware that it can’t be longer than 30 seconds.
3. Scroll down and click on Save Changes, and wallah!
Gmail Hack 3: Find Out If Someone Is Accessing Your Gmail
Signed in on someone’s device at one point?
Want to know whether somebody now has access to your Gmail?
This is one of those hidden Gmail hacks you never knew and you will almost never need to use, but one that can ensure that you are secure when using Gmail.
It’s always good practice to routinely check your login activity to ensure you’re the only one logging into your account.
Here’s how to check this:
- Scroll down to the bottom right corner of your Gmail and click on the Details link.
You will be presented with a chronological list of your email’s login history.
If you notice your Gmail account was accessed from an unrecognized area, it’s a good idea to change your email password and set up Google’s 2-Step Authentication.
Gmail Hack 4: Notifications When New Emails Are Received
If you’re tired of missing emails, this is a must-have feature that’s already automatic on our phones.
With just one adjustment, as soon as a new email hits your inbox, you’ll receive an alert on your desktop informing you of your new mail.
This pairs perfectly with the MailTag Extension, which allows you to track emails in real-time meaning that whenever your email is opened, you will know. MailTag also lets you track other things such as link clicks, email reopens, recipient device information, and more — for free.
How to Activate:
1. Go to your Gmail Settings by pressing on the gear icon on the top-right of your Gmail.
2. Scroll down to Desktop Notifications and select New Mail Notifications On.
3. Click the Save Changes button. You’ll now receive notifications on your desktop when new emails are received.
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