What is Google Workspace?
Google Workspace (formerly known as G Suite) is a powerful set of tools that can help small business owners streamline their communications and improve their productivity. One of the most important tools in Google Workspace is Gmail, which is a powerful email platform that offers a wide range of features and options. In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the basics of using a new Google Workspace Gmail account, including filters, archiving, and some of the other options that a new user might want to take advantage of.
Creating Filters in your Google Workspace Account
First, let’s talk about filters. Filters are a powerful tool that can help you organize your inbox and automate certain tasks. For example, you can create a filter that automatically moves all emails from a specific sender to a specific folder, or that marks all emails with a certain label as important. To create a filter, simply click the settings gear icon in the top right corner of your Gmail inbox, and select “Filters and Blocked Addresses.” From there, you can create a new filter by entering the criteria for the emails that you want to filter, and then choose the action that you want to take.
Archiving Emails for later
Archiving allows you to keep your inbox clean and organized by moving emails out of your inbox and into an archive folder. This is particularly useful for emails that you no longer need to keep front and center, but still want to keep for reference. To archive an email, simply select the email and click the “Archive” button. You can also use the keyboard shortcut “E” to archive an email. Archived emails can be easily found by searching the “All Mail” folder.
Labels – Keep your Workspace Account Organized
Another feature that is useful for small business owners is the ability to create custom labels. Labels can be used to categorize and organize your emails in a way that makes sense for your business. For example, you might create labels for “Invoices,” “Client Communications,” “Leads,” and so on. To create a new label, simply click the settings gear icon in the top right corner of your inbox and select “Labels.” From there, you can create a new label by entering a name and choosing a color. You can then apply labels to emails by selecting the email and clicking the “Label” button.
Custom Signatures to easily sign Emails
Another feature that is useful for small business owners is the ability to create custom signatures. A signature is a block of text that is automatically added to the bottom of your emails. You can use a signature to include your contact information, a tagline, or a disclaimer. To create a signature, simply click the settings gear icon in the top right corner of your inbox and select “See all settings.” Under the “General” tab, scroll down to the “Signature” section and enter your signature text. You can also add images or links to your signature by clicking the “Insert Image” or “Insert Link” button.
Schedule Emails from your Google Workspace for later
The Scheduling Email feature allows you to compose an email and schedule it to be sent at a later time. This can be useful for sending emails at a specific time, such as sending a newsletter to customers at the same time every week. To schedule an email, simply click the “Send Later” button when composing an email. You can then select a date and time for the email to be sent.
Leaving town? Use the vacation responder feature. This allows you to automatically send a message to anyone who emails you while you’re away. To set up a vacation responder, click the settings gear icon in the top right corner of your inbox, and select “See all settings.” Under the “General” tab, scroll down to the “Vacation responder” section and enter your message. You can also set a start and end date for the vacation responder.
To wrap it up…
In conclusion, Google Workspace offers a wide range of features and options that can help small business owners streamline their communications and improve their productivity. By taking advantage of tools like filters, archiving, labels, custom signatures, scheduled emails, vacation responders and multiple email accounts, business owners can gain control over their inbox and communicate effectively with their customers. Take your time to explore the settings and options available to you and customize your account to suit your needs and preferences.
If you need assistance setting up a Google Workspace account for your business, please reach out to go over solutions for your business.