10 Amazing Gmail Lab features

Gmail is increasing its reach by time by time introducing lab feature out of  box. There are many lab features that make mailing extraordinary. Mailing is not supposed to be composing a mail and write few words or attach a documents. The meaning of email changing day by day because along with normal mailing feature we have lots of new features that e-mailing extraordinary. Here are 10 amazing list of Gmail lab features from the use of which you can become an extra ordinary e-mailer.  For enabling the lab you should go to Setting> Labs.


1 Offline You can use Gmail while your internet connection not ready to support you. You can access you Gmail inbox, preview mails and send mail also. Your outgoing mail will enter into outbox and next time whenever you will be online your mil will automatically sent.

2 YouTube previews in mail

If your friend send you any youtube video link then you should open it into another browser to have a preview by default. By enabling this lab feature you will preview your youtube videos directly in your mail.

3 Message translation

Suppose you got a client from a country like China or Russia then you should face some problem regarding language of the mail. By activating the feature you can translate the mail of any language to English, it use Google Translate to translate messages you receive in other languages

4 Custom keyboard shortcuts

By activating this feature you can save lots of time. You can use lots of keyboard shortcuts to save your time. A new setting tab will automatically added to your Gmail setting from the help of which  you can remap keys to various actions. Here are a keyboard shortcuts.

6 Google Search You don’t need to go to other tab to search on Google. By activating the feature a search box will appear inside your mail window and it will displays Google search results inside your mail window, letting you quickly find things and use them when you’re writing an email.


Right-side chat
Want some fun with Gmail chat box. You chat box will move to the right side of the inbox.

Inserting images

You can insert image directly in you mail. You don’t need to attach image file. You can upload and insert image files in your computer, or insert images by URLs.

Undo Send

This is called as panic button of Gmail. After sending the mail if you realize your mistake in your mail, you don’t need to worry, after enabling this Gmail lab feature an option of undo will appeared on the upper side of mail window. You will get some extra seconds from Gmail to edit the sent mail.

9 Tasks adds a to-do list to Gmail. After adding the lab, click the Tasks link above the chat box on the left-hand-side of the page. Your task list will appear on the right – click anywhere in the list and start typing to add a task.

10 Email Addict
If you are Gmail addict then this feature is specially made for you. After particular time interval your screen will block. You can take a break from email and chat for 15 minutes.

If you like any other lab feature, you can explore it via comments.


Himanshu Yadav is editor @Blogtechnika and is a graduated in Electronics & Communication Engineering. He loves writing, spending time on the internet and exploring cool gadgets. If you want to contact him then you can drop a mail at himanshu[at]blogtechnika[dot]com. Follow him on twitter – @techim.

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