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Gmail's Labs used lớn be where a number of advanced features lived. The idea: Google would thử nghiệm features here & possibly fold them into Gmail later. Log in to Gmail now, however, and you won't find the Labs tab in settings. Does that mean features like canned responses & auto-advance are just gone? No, they just moved. Most are now under the Advanced header.

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Plus, some labs were retired bachồng in 2017; some, lượt thích unbởi vì send, are built-in Gmail features now; and a couple others—multiple inboxes and pReviews pane—were moved to lớn other places.

Let's go over the major ones.

Auto-advance messages lớn go through your inbox faster

If you're the type of person who likes to lớn process your inbox in one go, the Auto-Advance Lab can help. Instead of bringing you bachồng khổng lồ your inbox after you delete, archive sầu, or mute a conversation, you'll instead see the next message in Gmail. No more procrastinating on your messages, ok? Just email the person bachồng. 

Send quichồng replies with templates


This lightweight extra feature may also be one of the most effective ones. When you find yourself composing the same gmail over & over again, create an easily accessible template for it by adding it to your Template library (formerly called Canned responses). Here's how to lớn access and use this feature, và here's how it can help you in work và dating.

The templates also tư vấn links, which make them handy for storing tin nhắn signatures.

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Custom keyboard shortcuts & the unread message icon

There are a couple more simple options here. The first lets you phối up any keyboard shortcuts that you can imagine for Gmail. Simply enable the feature, save, and keyboard shortcuts will show up as a tab in your settings. 



This is a great way to see how many unread emails you have sầu at a glance, particularly if you tover khổng lồ pin your Gmail tab. 

The pnhận xét pane has a button now

The pĐánh Giá pane or reading pane was a popular Labs feature. This made Gmail work more lượt thích Outlook, where you can see a danh mục of your emails in a panel alongside the currently open email. There's now a button for this in the main Gmail interface. 


You can vị a vertical split, as shown above, or a horizontal split. 

Make multiple custom inboxes

Multiple inboxes used to be a Labs feature, but now you can find it in the Gmail quick settings.

This is a power user feature that lets you take full control over your Gmail inbox. Basically you can use Gmail's advanced search functions to lớn make a number of different inboxes. I, for example, use this khổng lồ sort my emails by date. Here's how that looks in the settings:

You can use this to lớn make your inbox work basically any way you can imagine, which makes it a power user's dream. 

Want to lớn customize your inbox even more? Cheông xã out our các mục of the best Gmail add-ons, which let you make all kinds of changes khổng lồ how Gmail works. Or kiểm tra out our Gmail integrations to lớn connect your inbox with thousands of apps.

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This article was originally published in December 2018 and has since been updated lớn reflect the most recent changes to lớn Gmail.

Justin Pot

Justin Pot is a staff writer at based in Hillsboro, Oregon. He loves công nghệ, people, and nature, not necessarily in that order. You can follow Justin on Twitter:

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