18 Gmail Facts & Tricks That'll Change Everything

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What cool stuff can you do with Gmail? Once upon a time, when electronic mail was still in its infancy, everyone thought it was the coolest, most technologically advanced way to communicate with people. But emailing has come pretty far since those early days of maddeningly slow dial-up speeds and those annoying email body word count limits, and that includes the number of places you can get webmail service and the number of things you can achieve with them. One of the most popular, Gmail is full of cool hacks, tips, and tricks, you might not have known about, but that are sure to revolutionize your Gmail experience.

Since it became available for use by the general public back in 2007, the Google supported email service has been improving the email experience for just about everyone who uses it. While most people already know just how helpful it can be, there are a lot of facts and useful Gmail tips that anyone can use to make their emailing experience more productive.

Detailed below are not only valuable Gmail tricks and clever Gmail hacks, but also some surprising and interesting statistics that could increase anyone’s positive view of the popular web service. So check out this list of factoids and tips and vote up the most helpful info and tricks you find new and beneficial.

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    Gmail Users Number Three Times the Entire US Population

    Gmail Users Number Three Times the Entire US Population
    Photo: Nicolai Berntsen / via Pexels
    Ever wonder how many people have and use Gmail accounts in the world today? As of May 2015, Gmail users numbered around 900 million. That's three times the population of the United States!
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    If You Accidentally Email Your Ex, You Can Take It Back

    If You Accidentally Email Your Ex, You Can Take It Back
    Photo: Gmail

    Have you ever hit the send button and suddenly realized you had a misspelling in the email or sent it to the wrong person? Find the "Labs" tab under "Settings" (under the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen), and enable "Undo Send," then save the changes.

    Next, go back to the email settings, click on "General," then scroll down to "Undo Send" and select the amount of time - 10, 20, or 30 seconds - you wish to give yourself to take back your email before it is sent out.
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    Gmail Was Released on April 1, But Was No Joke

    Gmail Was Released on April 1, But Was No Joke
    Photo: YouTube
    On the eve of its release, lots of people were skeptical about whether or not Gmail was real. Considering Google had made up hoaxes for the public before, everyone was sure the April 1, 2004, release date was a signal that it was a joke - it obviously wasn't.
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    Gmail.com Was Originally a Free Service for Garfield Fans

    Gmail.com Was Originally a Free Service for Garfield Fans
    Photo: AustinDR / via FanTheories Wiki
    While some people consider it to be a myth and others call it fact, many say that the web address Gmail.com was originally owned by Jim Davis. That means the site, instead of being a multifunctional communication platform, might have once been a webmail service for fans of the fattest cat in comics.