3 Gmail features you should know about

Smart Compose

You can let Gmail help you write emails faster. The Smart Compose feature is powered by machine learning and will offer suggestions as you type.

 Smart Compose suggests complete sentences in your emails so that you can draft them with ease. Because it operates in the background, you can write an email like you normally would, and Smart Compose will offer suggestions as you type. When you see a suggestion that suits what you are aiming to say, click the “tab” button to use it.

This feature will save you time by cutting back on repetitive writing, while reducing the chance of spelling and grammatical errors. It can even suggest relevant contextual phrases. For example, if it’s Friday it may suggest “Have a great weekend!” as a closing phrase.

Scheduled Sending

Need to send an email out later, but you’re doing your admin this morning?

Create your email now, and have it sent on your behalf at a later day/time!

From Gmail, click Compose, type your email content and enter the recipient, then at the bottom left next to “Send,” click the dropdown arrow, then click Schedule send, select a suggested day/time or click ‘select date and time’ and type your own preferences, then click ‘Schedule Send’.

Confidential mode

We love features that improve data security. With Gmail confidential mode, your users can help protect sensitive information from unauthorized or accidental sharing. Confidential mode messages don’t have options to forward, copy, print, or download messages or attachments.

Confidential mode lets you:

  • Set a message expiration date so that it cannot be accessed after a certain time
  • Revoke message access at any time
  • Require a verification code by text to open messages

Confidential mode messages can’t be scheduled for sending.

Gmail removes the message body and any attachments from the recipient copy of a confidential mode message. Gmail replaces message content and attachments with a link to the content.

In Gmail, the linked content appears to be part of the message. Third-party email clients display a link in place of the message content.

Full instructions and information can be found here.

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