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Gmail Hidden Features for Android that Enhance Efficiency

Android’s oldest application features some excellent services that you may not be aware of yet. We gathered them in a brief list, and we’ll show them to your right away!

  1. Gmail text formatting

In Gmail for desktop, you have plenty of formatting tools. The Gmail app also includes some formatting options, but they’re a little hidden. To format a block of text, you have to long-p[ress to select it and you’ll see a ‘formatting’ option popping up. There. You find all the formatting tools such as italic, bold, color, underline and so on.

  1. Changing the default swipe action to delete

You can change what the swipe option does. Go to your inbox and just swipe left or right to act on a message. You can get a more permanent solution by going to Gmail Settings – General Settings – Gmail default action. You can choose between archive and delete, and the settings also contain a toggle to turn off swipe actions.

  1. Default reply action

You have to open the Gmail settings and go to the ‘default reply action’ under General settings. This will include options for ‘reply’ and ‘reply’ all with ‘reply’ being the default. Just choose ‘reply all’ and the button at the top of emails will become reply-all. It’s this simple!

  1. Attach money directly in a Gmail

In case you owe someone some cash, you can pay them back via an email. You just have to make sure that you have an account on Google Wallet. You can fund Google Wallet with a debit card or bank account, but the wallet app is not needed for this Gmail feature.

To send money, compose a new email, tap the Attach paperclip, select Send Money and type an amount. The recipient doesn’t have to own a Wallet account.

These tips and tricks should help you master Gmail because this app is only going to get more efficient and powerful as times goes by. Good luck!

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