5 Best Gmail Features Only Power Users Know

Google’s Gmail never needs an introduction if you’re an internet user. It offers incredible Gmail features. Think about its eye-catchy interface and useful, user-friendly features that get interact quickly.

Sending an email is not a considerable process anymore. Anyone can get started using Gmail without any other’s guide.

In the last few years, Google has released many more new Gmail features almost for the web version and Gmail email apps. So, there are several Gmail features that impact how you manage your Gmail inbox when you’re sending emails to others.

You can use these Gmail features to make your works much more manageable. I hope this will make a significant change to your email experience by sending confidential emails, scheduling, and tracking, and more.

1. Sending Confidential Emails in Gmail

Confidentiality is an essential feature that every Gmail user must know. When you’re sending sensitive information, this feature allows you to encrypt your email quickly.

It will help you to prevent confidential information from falling into unwanted people’s hands by forwarding, copy, print, or download your email or attachments.

Moreover, you can set an expiration date and able to lock your email with a password.

First, you need to compose a new email. Click “Compose” and click on the Confidential Mode icon. After the popup prompt, you’ll able to set up expiration date and passcode options to protect your email.

Confidential Mode in Gmail

In the passcode section, you can able to set the SMS passcode option and enter the recipient’s phone number when you are sending the email.

The email recipient will automatically receive a passcode when they try to open the mail after you send it. But, the SMS feature is limited to some regions.

2. Scheduling Emails

Scheduling is the best way to manage all tasks correctly on time. So Gmail has this same feature to schedule your emails to set on anytime you like. For example, you can choose for tomorrow morning, or you can use a date-and-time selector to set a specific time.

Scheduling Emails

Open the “Compose” and write your proper email and click on the “Arrow up” button next to the send button. Now you can set your scheduling, and you’re good to go. I mean, anywhere!

3. Tracking Emails

Many times we are worried about if your mail has read or if it landed in spam. But Gmail has no built-in feature to track emails. Well, not worry, there is a chrome extension that lets you track emails bring you to read receipts just like in WhatsApp.

Track Emails

To enable this Gmail feature, you have to install the Mailtrack extension that tracks unlimited emails. (Yes, it has some paid versions).

Just install the extension and give the permissions, and it will work automatically. With this extension, you will get a notification when emails will read or not, and which one is open or not.

4. Enabling Preview Pane

If you ever used Outlook, you already know how is preview pane is helpful. It enables an additional pane to your Inbox so that you can view your emails right in the inbox shuffling between emails one by one. That is a convenient feature, and it saves you time and you’ll never you need to open emails one by one using click-back.

Reading Pane Gmail

To enable the Preview Pane in Gmail, go to Gmail settings by using the settings icon on the top right and scroll down to the “Reading pane” option. Click on Right of Inbox. That’s it.

5. Using Canned Responses

Another handy feature that prevents from responding again and again to a number of different emails. This is easy to set up and it can save your time cleverly. To enable this feature, navigate to Gmail settings and choose the “Advanced” tab, and scroll for the “Canned responses“. Just enable it and make sure to save your settings.

Using Canned Responses

To create canned responses, open the “Compose” and type your email and enter your subject as normal. Now, click the menu icon left to the trash icon and choose “Canned Responses” > “Save draft as a response” > “Save as new template” and give a name to your response and you’re good to move.

Once you saved your canned response template you can use it anytime by using the same menu. It’s easy and smart!

Boost Productivity With Gmail Features

I hope you will love the above Gmail features I’ve come up with in this post. Those are the only few things we can see on Gmail. I think that the post should surely enhance your email experience on Gmail.

Let me know if it’s beneficial for you after you tried out those features!

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22 thoughts on “5 Best Gmail Features Only Power Users Know”

  1. Wow, I didn’t know about those, thank you! How about tips on the quickest way to delete multiple emails? I need help there!

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