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Working with remote and in-office colleagues? Learn how to thrive in hybrid work environments.

Gmail cheat sheet

Send email, chat with colleagues, & start a video meeting, all from Gmail.

For Google Workspace customers: If you don’t see certain features, contact your administrator.

Get Gmail: Web (mail.google.com)Android, or iOS

Email, chat, and collaborate

In Gmail, find Mail, Chat, Spaces, Meet, and change settings to show Chat or Meet.   1. Click Settings and thenSee all settingsand then
Chat and Meet to show or hide Chat or Meet
  2. Open email 
  3. Open direct messages and spaces 
  4. Open video & audio meetings 
 
       

Compose an email

Map of Gmail options for composing email.   1. Click Compose to create an email
  2. Add recipients
  3. Add a subject
  4. Format text
  5. Add files and links
  6. Show more options, such as templates
    7. Delete draft 

Reply to an email

  1. See previous responses 
  2. Reply to email  
  3. Forward email 
  4. Expand all email 
  5. Open email in a new window 
  6. Show more options 
     

Chat with colleagues

Chat, see status, message, add files or emoji, change screen & turn history on or off.   1. Click New chat to chat with a person, space, or app
  2. See someone's status
  3. Search in a chat or space
  4. Read chat messages
  5. Add a Drive file or a Calendar invite 
    6. Format text, add emojis, and more
    7. Send a chat message 

Start or join video meetings

Start or join a meeting, use a code, & get information on how to join.   1. Create a new meeting
  2. Join a meeting using a code or nickname 
  3. Join a selected meeting
  4. See details for a selected meeting


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