Since it launched in 2004, Gmail has won over 1.4 billion of us to become the world’s most-used email provider. That’s mainly thanks to its intuitive interface and convenient synchronisation with other Google products like Drive and Calendar. However, the fact that it’s always evolving and adding new tools means that it has many cool capabilities many of us have yet to discover.
Here’s a guide to some of the most useful features you might not know about, and how they can make you more productive.
7. Silence irrelevant conversations
Perhaps you’re receiving too many interruptions. It can often happen that someone will copy you in on an email chain with several other people, all of whom start chipping in with replies that might have nothing to do with you. No problem; Gmail allows you to mute a conversation so that you won’t hear any more from it unless you want to.
By selecting the email and tapping on the three-dot icon on the bar above you can silence further replies. These will be automatically archived, so that won’t appear in your primary inbox but can still be found with a search if you need to drop back in at some point to check what’s been happening while you’ve been getting some peace and quiet.