Most of you will no doubt be familiar with Google’s proprietary email service called Gmail.
So one of the most widely used email services in the world, it’s natural for many users to feel ‘expert’ with this Gmail service. In fact, Gmail has many features that many loyal users do not know about.
What are the secret features? Summarized from various sources, I will present 5 hidden features in Gmail that you need to know.
1. How to Sort Email
See a figure that calculates the number of inboxes near the Settings menu? As it turns out, when clicked, you can sort the email from the oldest to the latest or vice versa.
2. Prioritize your Inbox
In Gmail, you can see which emails come in from the most important, unread, starred, and split based on the previous three things.
How to do it? Easy enough, all you need to do is to slide the mouse cursor right into the inbox in Gmail to reveal a small arrow.
Click the arrow to bring up the inbox type options, such as Default, Important First, Unread First, and Priority Inbox.
3. Create a Group from Contacts
If you email lots of people at the same time, there’s an easier way than to type the entire recipient’s email address one by one.
One of these ways is to create a group. All you need to do is simply create an email as usual, then click the word “To” at the beginning of the column and it will pop up the “Select Contacts” panel window.
Choose who you want to put into the group, then click “Save as group”, and do not forget to name the group.
4. Show Unread Only Emails.
This is one of the many ways Gmail users often forget. You can search for unread emails by typing “is: unread” in the search field. Is not that easy enough?
5. Find Old Email
As above, many email users still do not know how to search for emails with specific dates, months, and years. Google presents the feature by using the “after:” and “before:” tags in the search field.
Take the example of when you want to find an email before or after 2015. You can type “before: 2015” in the search field, and email before that year will be displayed.
In addition to the above, you can also use the “older_than:” and “newer_than:” ways to search for a specific email. If you enter “older_than: 2y” Gmail will show an email older than 2 years ago.
You can use “m” for the month, “d” for the day.