Gmail Tweaks: 5 Tips For Power Users

Learn how to customize Gmail's new interface, quickly add events to your calendar, transfer money with one click and more.
To send money, compose a new email and click the "Attach money" button. On the form that appears, enter the amount you want to transfer and click send. Transactions are free if you send money from Google Wallet or directly from your bank account. A 2.9% fee per transaction is charged if you use a credit or debit card. Receiving money does not cost anything.

Recipients will receive an email confirmation and the funds will be available almost instantly. If you send money from a bank account, the transaction could take several days to clear, Google said.

4. Mute Conversations

If you're involved in a never-ending email thread that you've lost interest in, Gmail has one feature that will keep your inbox from filling up. "Mute conversations" is a feature that prevents the thread from reappearing in your inbox.

To mute a thread, select it by checking the box beside it. Then select the "Mute" option from the drop-down menu under "More." After you mute a conversation, the emails are removed from your inbox and archived. You can still see the conversation in the "All Mail" label, where you'll see a new label called "Muted."

To unmute a conversation, check the box and click "Move to Inbox."

5. Use Google Drive to Send Large Files

Sometimes email attachments can be too large to send the conventional way using Gmail. In this case, you can now use Google Drive to send big files. Google's cloud storage feature lets you insert and send files 400 times larger than the traditional attachment -- with a maximum file size of up to 10 GB.

To send a large email attachment, make sure you've uploaded it first to Google Drive. Then, click the Drive icon from the Compose window, and choose the file you want to send. Gmail will verify that your recipients have access to the file you've chosen. If they don't, Google will prompt you to change the sharing settings.

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