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Gmail was launched 12 years ago and now it has over 1 billion active users. In the beginning, the email service offered 1GB of storage and in 2015, the storage limit was increased to 15GB and users were able to opt for one of the paid plans that were available for up to 30TB. Gmail has many interesting features, but some of them are rarely used or users don’t know about them. That’s why we’ve decided to make a list of features that you might find very useful.

Send Or Receive Money

The integration of Google Wallet into Gmail has helped a lot of people who needed to send money to their loved ones, or to tell their friends that that they owe them money. In order to use this service, users must have a Google Wallet account with their banking info attached and to enable “Send money using Gmail” option.



Encrypted Messages

In 2013, Gmail has started encrypting messages, but not all messages that users receive are from non-Gmail users, so they’re not encrypted. Google is warning Gmail users when they receive non-encrypted messages from other email services, so they’re opening them at their own risk.

Access Yahoo Or Outlook Accounts

Gmail offers the possibility to check other addresses, such as Yahoo and Hotmail/Outlook.com, as well as POP3 and IMAP accounts, but only if you’re using the application for Android.

Block Users

You can block users not only on messaging application, but in Gmail as well. There are many spammers aggressively promoting their products and they keep sending you messages that you’re forced to label as spam. However, there’s a better option – to block addresses, and this can be done by clicking the More drop-down menu and selecting Block “Username”.

Undo A Sent Message

Did you hit the send button by mistake? No problem! Undo a sent message by simply clicking on Undo Send within 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds – the cancelation period that you’ll set when enabling this option in the General tab, under settings.

Use Multiple Gmail Accounts

If you’re using two email addresses – a personal one and a professional one, you can sign into both of them with Google Chrome.

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