The Gmail app on Android is always more complete and offers several different options. Some are obvious, others a little less, and here we offer all (re) discover. In other words, here are some tips to know how to use Gmail on Android.
Gmail is a giant among the most popular email clients on Android, if only because it is installed by default on all versions of the operating system to be certified by Google. Its use is very simple, but there are a couple of tips to increase productivity or improve the management of your precious e-mails in general.
Well manage your Gmail account
- 1 Well manage your Gmail account
- 2 Master of the interface
- 3 Manage your email messages
Enable synchronization of your Gmail account
It’s possible that mail synchronization is not effective when you link your Google account on your phone. To remedy this, enter the configuration of your phone and open the Accounts tab. Once in this menu, select your Google account from the list that is displayed. You do not have to press the Synchronization of the account and check that the Synchroniser Gmail option is enabled.
The other solution is to enter the settings of your email box, scroll through the list until the Gmail Sync line and the corresponding box. If you want another way to deactivate that synchronization, it is obviously also through this menu that you must pass.
Gmail account synchronization
You can also select the synchronization time of your email, to choose the number of days. For this, a small tour in the Gmail settings, then “number of days to synchronize”.
Connect multiple Gmail accounts on your phone
To access multiple Gmail accounts in your business application and personal email addresses, for example, it’s not enough to simply link multiple Google accounts on your smartphone and activate synchronization. Note that you can add an account directly from the Gmail app.
Once the addition is complete, a small bubble appears in the upper left part of the contextual menu that allows you to switch between the different types of accounts.
Personally, I preferred to keep the synchronization in my own mailbox, but I updated my business address hand. Finally, you can also access all the e-mail boxes with the option “All inboxes” good practice to have a global view of your e-mail address.
Master of the interface
Archive emails with a finger movement
Quickly file to your email in the Gmail application, simply slide your finger to the right or to the left of the screen to send the message in the file dialog box. Google offers the option to cancel the file, in case of error.
You can also select several messages at the same time, making a long press, and choosing the different messages to be processed. It is possible to modify the action of the gesture in the configuration of the application.
To facilitate the search, Google allows you to integrate the filters when you search for an email in Gmail. For example, to find all the messages sent by a particular person, a simple “from: nomdelapersonne” will show you all your messages. There are a multitude of filters, available at the following address.
Start a personalized notice redaction
There is also a very practical option that allows you to assign a personalized notification to each of your labels (social networks, professional forums, notifications, etc.). To do this, in the direction of your account settings and click on Manage labels. You have to have a global view of all your labels, which allows you to change the notifications for each of them.
Note that creating or deleting labels is not possible in the Gmail Android application.
Delete profile photos
Thanks to the Google+ profiles, it is possible to add a photo in the profile image, a function of the amount to any practice that contributes to reinforce a little human contact. Only, this can quickly become a disaster. Also, for contacts with no avatar, the colored bubbles are automatically added with the initial letter of their name in the middle. This is not necessarily everyone’s taste.
To disable this option, you simply have to go to the General Settings and uncheck the Image of the sender.
Manage your email messages
Put your messages on hold
Sometimes, one can be a little overwhelmed by the accumulation of received emails and some of the days of hell do not leave us time to read them all. Do not miss these emails, you can push some to reappear later at a more convenient time. Specifically, if you find an important message, keep pressing until the menu with three points will appear in the upper right part of the screen. Unwind and press wait.
A pop-up window opens and allows you to select the period of time that best suits you before the selected email address appears at the top of the list. You have several options, such as the End of the day, Tomorrow, next week … it is also possible to frankly choose the date and time of this promotion.
Cancel sending an email
What has never been mailed to the wrong or incomplete person? When this happens, it is usually necessary to send a second message to apologize for the inconvenience and digest this little moment of loneliness that is a bit annoying. Fortunately, in Gmail, it is possible to cancel the email sent for a couple of seconds after pressing the send button. In fact, a couple of seconds after this, a banner appears at the bottom of the screen with a button to cancel inevitable.
Enjoy this short period of time to fix your mistake!
Establish self-destruction of e-mails
As if it were a secret agent, you can set the self-destruction of e-mails that you send. In fact, when you are typing a message, tap the icon with three dots at the top right of the screen and choose Privacy Mode. This option takes you to an interface that asks you to set an expiration period for your e-mail address. Depending on your choice, it will disappear from the recipient’s inbox at the end of a day, a week, 3 months and up to 5 years!
The person to whom you are sending this top secret message will also receive a code by SMS or email to access the protected content. The expiration date is also shown in the lower part of the email.
Respond more quickly
Gmail has the advantage of all the know-how of Google for the automation of some tasks. Thus, in the case of some of the conversations, it may be convenient not to have to press a button you are ready. Gmail offers this option: depending on the context and, when possible, the application suggests three appropriate responses. Just click on the proposal that best suits you, add a couple of lines of text to your message, if necessary, and send it.