Gmail has email, chat, and meetings—all your online communication streams—in one familiar place.
It's a powerful home for work, where messages, tasks, and teams come together.
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Email, one-on-one or group chat, and audio or video meetings, are all available in Gmail. Learn more in the video below.
Integrated Gmail quick start for users
- Add a profile picture to your email
- Add a background theme to your inbox
- Create events right from your inbox
- Get your daily agenda in your inbox
- Undo sending your mail
- Create email templates
- Highlight an important email message
- Mute email conversations
- Send & save large attachments in Drive
- Automatically add events from Gmail
- Schedule email to send later
- Correct spelling and grammar in Gmail
- See new messages at the top of a thread
- See if someone's immediately available
- Multitask with rooms
- Get more space for labels
- Get notifications for new email
- Use a reading pane in Gmail
- Send email and schedule meetings for a group
- Create task-specific email addresses
- Reply inline to email
- Snooze emails or reminders until later
- Forward an email as an attachment
- Add the Gmail app widget
- Pin important rooms or direct messages
- Send chat messages to your inbox
- Know when a recipient reads your email
- Label and sort messages with filters
- Filter Calendar responses from Gmail
- Type email in different languages
- Make Gmail your default email program
- Sign in to multiple accounts at once
- Send mail from multiple addresses
- Do more with add-ons and scripts
- Create professional-looking newsletters
- Protect messages with confidential mode
- Protect against malicious website links in Gmail
- Use Gmail to send a PDF from Acrobat
- Get email from another email platform
- Delegate email to support staff
Choose the right communication channel for any task—and stay in control across everything that demands your attention—all from within Gmail. Use the cheat sheet and infographic below as guides.
Best practices for communication in Gmail
If you're an executive assistant, or filling in while someone is away, you can compose and respond to Gmail messages on someone else's behalf.
Customize Gmail to fit the way you work. Choose to prioritize messages automatically (Priority Inbox), categorize email (tabbed inbox), or show several inboxes in one view (multiple inboxes).
Learn how to manage spam and other unwanted messages in your Gmail inbox.
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Email is great, but sometimes it becomes overwhelming. Use these tips to help you communicate more effectively and get out of conversation chaos.
Test your Gmail knowledge with this quiz. All submissions are anonymous.
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