Select City

    0 Device Added

    5 Best Hidden Useful Gmail Settings We Bet You Didn’t Know About


    There are many features and function which is scattered in the Gamil setting. Some of them you are aware. But, there is some hidden feature that makes things easy for you while using Gmail.

    By Mukul Dhiman | 
    Updated: 11th Oct 2021 12:11 IST
    best useful hidden gmail settings

    Highlights of the Story

    • Multiple Gmail Settings you already know.
    • Check the best hidden Gmail setting available.
    • Save your time with these unique features.

    Gmail is the most used mailing platform among all options available and the prime communication medium in corporate set-ups. It is used by everyone nowadays mainly due to its synchronization across several devices. Gmail makes it easier to log in anywhere within a single step and without having to enter all the personal information again and again. In this article, we will let you know the 5 best hidden useful Gmail settings you must know.

    Hidden Useful Gmail Settings

    Gmail is packed with several advanced and unique features that can save one’s time and make managing their tasks easier. However, there is one problem that anyone can face, with these many features being scattered across the platform, chances are high that you won’t even notice many of them and overlook some of the most useful features. The features listed below surpass the widely known features of Gmail and allow you to make your inbox even more functional.

    Also read: These Are The Best Instagram Font Generators for Android, iOS You Should Use

    1. Cancel Sending in Your Own Time

    Many times we send a mail by mistake or forget to add an attachment before sending it. In such situations, we can always cancel sending the mail but the only problem is that by default, Gmail gives you only 5 seconds to cancel the mail. You can change this time in the settings to allow yourself more time to ponder over your mail, and if you missed something. For this, Go to Settings (General section) > “Undo send” and select any value up to 20 or 30 seconds.

    2. Check Unread Mails With A Number

    It is not practical for most people to keep the Gmail tab open throughout the day. Therefore, you can update your Gmail icon to constantly show the number of unread emails. This will help you stay up-to-date with the number of Emails you have to read and help manage everything better. For this, got to Settings > See All Settings > Advanced > Enable “Unread Message Icon”.

    Also read: What is Blue Adhaar Card? Learn How to Apply for Baal Adhaar Card Online in 5 Steps!

    3. Move Email to Email Easily

    When you open an Email and archive or delete it, you are automatically moved back to your inbox. If you are someone who likes to read all your mails before deciding what to do, even more, if you read several emails together, this can be problematic and irritating for you. Gmail now has a solution for you to adjust this feature according to your needs.  You can simply go to your desktop version’s Gmail’s “See All Settings”, find “Auto-Advance”  and enable it to take you to the previous or next mail after deleting or archiving a mail. Even in android applications, you can find this option in the general settings.

    4. Combine Two Tasks Into One

    If you are someone who archives a conversation after replying to the mail to reduce the number of emails in your inbox, you are going to love this feature. This feature allows you to perform both the actions of sending and archiving emails in a single step. Go to the General Settings > Send and Archive Option and change it to Show “Send and Archive Button in reply”. When enabled, this will give you the option to send an email and archive it at the same time along with the option of simply sending it.

    5. Check the Importance Without Reading

    All of us find it tiring and time taking to scroll through all the emails. And find the ones specifically meant for us that required immediate action. Gmail can now help you sort through your emails faster using a personal level indicator. You can find this setting option in your desktop site’s settings’ General Tab. All you need to do is change its setting to “Show Indicators”. Now, Gmail will show a single arrow next to emails that were sent to you specifically and not sent via any list and a double arrow next to the emails that were sent only to you.

    Also read: WhatsApp Multi-Device Beta: Log in on Four Devices Without Internet, Here’s How


    These are the top 5 hidden useful Gmail settings that you wouldn’t know about and that can make your inbox more functional. However, most of these settings are newly released and therefore may apply only to the new versions of the site. Although most of them are known to be relevant for desktop Gmail only. You can try applying them on your phone as well. Do mention your experience in the comments section and how these settings helped you.


    Featured Videos

    • Buy iPhone 12 at Just Rs 29,999*! Don’t Miss This Deal
      Thinking to buy iPhone 12? Well, I would be happy to tell you that this is the perfect time to buy iPhone. We all know that the annual Flipkart and Amazon sale is going to start in just a few hours. So sit tight and read this article to know how to buy iPhone 12…
      1st Oct 2021
    • Get Brand New iPhone 11 at Rs 25,499* Only! Here’s How
      We all have been waiting for the annual Flipkart and Amazon sale. If you are looking to buy an iPhone 11 this would be the perfect time to get one for yourself. In this article, we’ll tell you how you can get a brand new iPhone 11 for just Rs 25,499*. But first, let us…
      1st Oct 2021
    • OnePlus 9RT vs OnePlus 9R – Which is the Best One for You?
      The OnePlus 9R was launched in April as a reasonable and appealing option for smartphone users who did not want to spend more than Rs 40,000. Then the 2021 launches rolled down, and the OnePlus 9R was no longer as competitive as it had been– it had simply become the most affordable way to get…
      17th Sep 2021
    • How to Watch IPL 2021 Free With Vi, Airtel, Jio Plans – Here’s How
      The IPL 2021 resumption matches have been scheduled to kick off from September 19, 2021. When it comes to the location, the matches will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Now, as the IPL 2021 schedule and stadium information are out of the way, let us talk a bit about the matches. The…
      13th Sep 2021
    • Should You Buy iPhone 11 in 2021? iPhone 11 Quick Recap
      In this article, we will be talking about a very popular Apple phone which is the iPhone 11. There is a huge confusion revolving around whether one should buy this iPhone in 2021 or not? Hence, we will be talking about 5 reasons that make buying the iPhone 11 worth it even in 2021.  Also…
      1st Sep 2021

    You May Also Read

    Realme Mobile Price List
    Realme Mobile Price List
    Realme has become one of the best-emerging smartphone brands in India. Although the brand has multiple smartphones in its portfolio, it often becomes confusing for buyers to decide which one to buy. If you’re having similar issues, then you’re at the right place. We have compiled Realme mobile price list 2021 for you. With its…

    New Launches

    Samsung Galaxy A03 Core
    Samsung Galaxy A03 Core
    Starting from:
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 11T 5G
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 11T 5G
    Starting from:
    Itel U20
    Itel U20
    Starting from: