Gmail is already a pretty user-friendly platform. However, if you need to send hundreds of emails a day, some shortcuts could certainly help you become more efficient. Below are some easy-to-remember and very helpful keyboard shortcuts that you can use to optimize your Gmail experience.
1) Shift + C – This command will open up a small window in your browser and allow you to compose a message.
2) K is up, J is down – Using the letter keys “J” and “K” on your Gmail account will allow you to scroll up and down on the page. Just in case that pesky roller ball has stopped working on your mouse, this is a nice simple way to navigate through your messages.
3) “X” – X marks the spot when it comes to selecting a message. And the keyboard shortcut works the same way.
4) “N,” “P” & “O” – N will allow you to move to newer conversations in your Gmail chat. P will allow you to move to older ones. O will expand the conversation you are currently in.
5) The letter “E” – If you are in a message and you would like to Archive it, simply hit the “E” key and voila!
6) “R,” “A,” and “F” – They shortcuts are very nifty as “R” allows you to reply to the message you are looking at, “A” will help you reply to all, and “F” will forward the message.
7) Ctrl + S – This quick shortcut allows you to save the draft of your message.
8) “#” – The number sign in Gmail is a perfect shortcut to delete the email you are currently reading.
9) “L” – The shortcut will allow you to label and move items between folders in gmail.
10) Shift + I, Shift + U – These two shortcuts are very helpful as well. Once a message is selected, you can hit “Shift + I” to make a message as Read, and “Shift + U” to mark it as unread.
Hey, avid Gmail users, did we leave out any shortcuts? Comment below and share your own tips!