Do you want to view your Gmail inbox in a different layout? Do you wish that you could customize your view right here within Gmail to better suit your style? Perhaps are you tired of seeing things like this meet and chat window? More Likely if you don’t use it. So that we can view all of your labels on the left-hand side. Well in today’s article I want to show you How to use Gmail A Beginners Guide with Pictures. All the different ways that you can view and interact with your messages right here within Gmail.
so in order for us to change our views within Gmail. All we need to do is go up here to the gear icon. Now recently this settings area was altered. If you want to see all of your full settings you want to come here and say see all settings. But Gmail has made it that much more convenient for us. To change our different views now most of these are not new. But they’ve been put in a location that is so much more convenient for us to use.
So here are the first option is density and by default, This is actually the default view now. The big difference here is the change that Gmail made just a few years ago. That if you have an attachment. You see here in the default view it will show that attachment on a separate line.
Changing Default look of Gmail
so you can see that this particular message really jumps out now this can be convenient because I can go right to the attachment I don’t even have to open up the email. This is especially helpful if I already am expecting perhaps a document and I don’t need to see the message.
However, this can be a little jarring. I think in some cases. Because I really stand out if you have a few different attachments. Here they’re gonna jump out and look twice or maybe 3 times as large as the other messages in your list. So in that case,
Comfortable look of Gmail
you might want to go to the comfortable look here. We still see that paper clip they’re identifying that we have an attachment to that message. If you want even to go even smaller you can select compact and have even more messages. The screen in front of you. I typically prefer comfortable so I’m gonna leave it at that I’m not gonna spend a lot of time.
When it comes to themes I’m using the default theme here. But if you want something a little more adventurous. You want to upload your own photos of your background you can do so here within the theme section. But the real good he’s come down below when we can choose between different inbox type
Different Inbox Types In Use of Gmail
Now by default again this is our view here we’re gonna have our new messages appear at the top. A fairly basic and straightforward inbox. However, we can choose to have a different type of inbox.
Where we have our important emails first. So here you can see things have been split up anything that has one of these important markers on it are going to show first at the top of my list here at the top of my inbox. Then I’ve got this section which is called everything else. Now you can conveniently minimize or maximize these areas if you want. But this can be especially helpful if you are using that important marker you can next use the unread first.
Unread First Setting Use in Gmail
So this is going to automatically put your unread messages at the top. Anything which you have opened or laid her eyes on before are gonna show down below.
Starred first Setting Use in Gmail
Our third option here has to do with a starred first. So if you are using the stars or perhaps you have some filters or rules. Where the stars come into place within those stars are going to come up at the top. As well and again the great thing is is that you can do this dynamically. You don’t have to set this as your inbox all the time. You can always choose this gear icon and come down here and choose the one that is most suitable for you.
priority inbox Setting Use in Gmail
We have a priority inbox which is going to sort of break out a number of different things. here we have important and unread at the top. Then we have started everything else. What you’ll notice here when it comes to priority multiple inboxes and also. The first default is that we can always click on this customized option here. So here I can choose what do I want to show within that priority inbox under priority inbox.
You know what are the different sections that. I want to display here you can choose what you like here within the regular settings area. You can do that for the other types of inboxes as well.
I’m gonna go back to that default which is probably what you’re most used to here. But I know a lot of people are not aware of all of the different inbox types. That they can set up in the customization that comes along with it.
Microsoft Outlook Like Gmail Look
Now the next one can be really valuable to those of you who may be coming especially from a Microsoft outlook world. One of the things that I routinely hear is that this looks very different. I’d love to see the messages I’d like to interact with one message but also see the rest of my emails which is pretty standard within an outlook world will by default.
You’re gonna have no split you’re just gonna see these messages. If I want to go into this message I opened it up and then. I have to go back to my inbox back. But we have 2 other reading pane options here.
The right of the inbox
The first one is the right of the inbox. If you’re an Outlook user. You’ll probably be familiar with this. Here I can select the image of our story. We can select the message on the left-hand side and then I can read on the right side. I can reply can do whatever.
You can go to the next message I can go up and down. This list and I can interact with my message here on the right-hand side. But we can also choose another view we can come down here below. The inbox so here you can choose you can drag and see how many messages you like to see at the top of the screen and then you can see your message down below and interact with it down here no I think one of the cabinets of using this particular view is that sometimes this reply and forward some of these quick buttons down below get a little hidden depending on the screen size.
Email threading Option in Gmail Setting
I want to show at the very bottom of these quick settings is the option for it email threading. By default this is going to be selected conversation view in summary conversation view is going to group all of your email threads together
So if you’re having a back and forth conversation amongst people with the same email thread. It’s going to keep everything tightly together. You’re not gonna see those as separate emails in today’s day and age. I find a really hard argument to turn this off. Because otherwise, you could find yourself replying to an email.
That may not be the most recent in that particular thread. So I would encourage you in most cases to keep. This turned on.
How to Hide Side pane of Gmail.
All right so now for a bonus tip as a part of today’s article. On this comes over to the left-hand side of the screen a couple of things to keep in mind. Here as we were looking at the different split and the toggle pains. Here keep in mind you can always minimize the side pane of the screen. If you want to see all of those labels. You can have the minimize just by selecting the little hamburger main menu icon in the top left-hand side of the screen.
if you just hover your mouse over it will auto expand and then I can come back over here this gives me a lot more real estate as a part of my email inbox.
Turn Off Meet Pane IN Gmail
That this meet and this chat window is displayed by default. I know that there are many of you who are not using either of these features. The very least you’re not using them very frequently. That can make the top of the screen a little cumbersome. Because you gotta scroll through here and you may have a lot of labels like. You see that I have here in this demonstration account and I will be able to click them more easily. Well how do we get rid of meet and chat.
what we need to do is come here back to the gear icons. But we are going to see all settings. This is going to open this up to the main settings screen and near the top near. In the end, we’re gonna have this chat and meet area. Where we can choose to turn off either both or just one of this area. I’m gonna turn them both off, don’t forget to hit save changes and now it’s gonna refresh our screens get a refresh Gmail account a look at that. You can check out how to create Gmail Account
We have access to all of my labels I don’t have to scroll very far right I can access all of my labels here on the left-hand side.
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