CTS's Christmas Tip of the Week - It's a Gmail cracker

Unwrap your perfect inbox

Channel your inner elf and give your inbox some much needed organisation

As it is the festive seasonwe thought we’d bring you a tip that will help you organise your Gmail more effectively. After all, there’s nothing worse than coming back from a week of present opening and turkey eating to find an inbox that's as stuffed as Father Christmas' sack

There’s one area of your email system that may not be as well organised as it could be: Gmail’s Starred section. Did you know there's more to the Starred section than just yellow icons?

The “Stars” section in the General part of Gmail’s settings lets you add up to 11 additional icons with options ranging from different coloured stars to a question mark, exclamation mark, and a green check icon.

You can fully customise which icons you would like to use and in which order the icons are applied by following the below process steps:

Settings > See all settings > scroll down to the “Stars” section > Drag stars/icons from ‘not in use’ to ‘in use’ in the desired order > Don’t forget to click ‘Save Changes’ at the bottom of the page

Please note, if you put an orange star in the second position and an exclamation point in the third, clicking a message’s star icon twice would assign the orange star to it while clicking it three times would give it the exclamation point.

You can easily find a starred email by using the search bar within Gmail and typing in has: [name of icon]. For example, has: [green-check].

Watch our demonstration of this feature in the below video.

Gmail starring

 

You can use these different icons to differentiate between items that need a timely or urgent reply, informational type messages you need to hold on to for later on in the week, or any other system you want to use.

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