There are more people using internet on mobile devices than on desktop. This change in trend means that Google applications and services such as Gmail users have also moved from desktop to mobile. Realizing this scenario very early, Google has already made big changes to the Gmail mobile app and you could notice that the main design of Gmail is more oriented towards mobile devices.
In today’s post, we will tell you about how you can use Gmail mobile apps. We will tell you in details the process of installing Gmail Android and Gmail iOS apps, and also using different functions in the Gmail mobile apps and how to use them.
There was a time when the desktop was the default to open emails; especially the official emails. Now the trend has changed so quickly in the past few years. With the advent of mobile device and touchscreen, the majority of people now use internet on mobile.
Here are some important stats related to Internet and Gmail mobile app:
- Nearly 3.5 Billion people use the internet today. Among them, almost 50% of the users use a mobile device to connect to the internet. This includes mobile, tablets, and other mobile devices.
- The number of mobile internet users will increase 700 times in next 5 years.
- More than 65% of emails are opened through Gmail mobile apps. This means that only 35% of emails are now processed through the desktop. This obviously includes all the email including official and domestic email.
Google is well aware of all these stats. That is the reason why we see big updates to Gmail in recent times. The Gmail app design was once desktop oriented. Now, the Gmail mobile is the center of concern for Google. Not only the who Gmail service is redesigned for mobile devices, even the Gmail desktop is also designed such that it is optimized on a mobile device; that is, it can be opened and used easily on a mobile device.
Set Up Gmail Mobile Account
To set up a Gmail mobile account, you need your Gmail account details such as your Gmail ID and password. If you don’t have a Gmail account yet, you will have to make a Gmail Sign in account first. Making a Gmail account is very easy; you can get online from any device and go to www.gmail.com and press the Sign Up button. The instructions are easy to follow and you can make a Gmail account in minutes.
Download Gmail Mobile on your Mobile Device
If you have an iPhone, you need to go to iTunes and search for Gmail in the search bar. The Gmail application will appear in the list; Click on the Install button to download it.
If you have an Android device, the Gmail mobile app should already be installed in the device by default. You can look for the app in the applications list. If you can’t find it in your device, you can go to Google Play Store and search for Gmail in the search bar and Install the Gmail app.
Using Gmail Mobile App
Tap on the Gmail mobile app you just installed and complete the Gmail sign in steps by entering your login ID and password. As soon as you sign in, you should see a screen such as this one:
Writing a new email
To write a new email to someone, tap on the pencil icon that is there in the bottom right section of the mobile screen. A new window will open with spaces to enter receiver’s email address, subject line, and message. Enter all the details and after checking them for correctness, press the forward-pointing arrow icon on the top-right to send the email.
You can also attach a file or an image from your mobile device or Google drive. To attach something, press on the attachment icon that is present on the top-right of the screen just before the send icon.
Reply to an email
If you have received an email and want to reply, tap on the message and on the bottom of the screen, you will see the Reply option. The reply icon is also present in the top-right section of the message.
Forward the email
In order to forward a received email to someone, tap on the message and look for the Forward option in the bottom-right of the message body. You can also click on the three vertical lines on the top-right and select forward from the drop-down list.
As you click the Forward button, a new window will open with the message. Enter the receiver’s email address and press the Send button.
Search for an Email
If you have many emails in your inbox and want to search for email, simply click on the magnifying glass on the top-right of the Gmail screen. You can type the sender’s address, subject, or some contents of the email to start the search operation. The Gmail email search is a very powerful tool and it will provide the most relevant results in a jiffy.
Gmail mobile apps are highly user-friendly and easy to use. If you are a new user, we hope that this post will help you in starting out with the Gmail mobile app. If you face any problem with installing or using the Gmail mobile app on your mobile device, feel free to reach us and we would love to help you.