Tricks to use Gmail on Android more efficiently

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Gmail is the email application par excellence among Android users in Spain, although there are a lot of alternatives available. The Google app is regularly kept up-to-date, allowing you to make much better use of it. Although a large number of options available in it can make it not always used efficiently.

Luckily, there are some tricks with which you can use Gmail on Android in a faster, more efficient, and easier way. This will make it possible to get the most out of the Google Mail app on our Android phone. We leave you with the tricks and tips to keep in mind in the app.

Perform more efficient searches in Gmail
If you use Gmail as your primary email app, with an account where you receive everything, over time many emails end up accumulating in that account. When you need to search for one, it may not be simple, but the application has a series of search filters that allow you to find emails more easily.


  • From: Search based on who sent you the mail.
  • to: Searches based on who the recipient of the mail is.
  • subject: Search for words in the topic/concept of the mail.
  • has attachment: Searches for emails that have an attachment.
  • has:drive: Search for emails that are on Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, or Slides.


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Mail program
One of the features that Gmail users have liked the most on Android is the possibility to program emails. Since it is a function that we can use for work, if you work with people in different time zones, but also when you go on a trip it is very comfortable. It is a function that allows us to use the application efficiently, which we can use as follows:


  1. Tap the compose button in Gmail.
  2. Fill in the email normally.
  3. Before sending it click on the top three menu points and select «Schedule Shipment».
  4. You'll get four mail scheduling options. Pick the one you want.
  5. Schedule the mail.


Send confidential emails
Another option we have when sending emails with Gmail is to use confidential emails. This is a way to send a private email, as this feature also allows you to have an email destroyed automatically. It's an option to consider when you want to send something you just want a person to see, as these emails are opened only by a password, which makes them especially secure. You can send one like this:


  1. Open Gmail.
  2. Tap the compose button.
  3. Create the mail in question.
  4. Inside the mail click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner.
  5. Tap The Confidential Mode option.
  6. Tap the save button.
  7. Send a message.

When sending an email of this type, we can choose whether we want it to expire at a certain time/date, as well as whether we want to put that password on it, so that only those who receive the email see it or enter it.

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Switch between accounts in Gmail
Last year a huge utility feature was introduced in Gmail, designed for those users who have multiple accounts. Before, switching between accounts in the app was a somewhat heavy process, but now, with a simple gesture, we can move from one account to the other. So using the app on Android becomes something much simpler this way.

You're just going to have to swipe Gmail, in the profile picture, as you can see in the top video. With this simple gesture, you can move from one account to the other. If you have a personal account and a work account, this gesture makes moving from one to the other much more comfortable

Use in-app gestures
In the application, we can resort to certain gestures with which to perform actions more simply. For example, deleting emails with a swipe gesture, making that process much easier in Gmail. It's a way to speed up the use of the app, so you can turn them on in the app's settings to better control it. In addition, the app allows you to customize what action you want to perform with those gestures. You can configure it this way:


  1. Open Gmail.
  2. Go to the application settings.
  3. Enter the section called Actions when you swipe.
  4. Tap change to customize the actions to your liking.
  5. Choose the actions.

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