24 Tips For Gmail, Chrome And More, Straight From Google

Sure, you can hunt around the internet for the best tricks for Google’s various services, such as Gmail, Search and YouTube. Alternatively, you can hear the best tips straight from Google’s employees.

In a blog post to celebrate Google’s 20th anniversary in 2018, the company queried a number of its employees for their favourite tips and tricks.

While there are a few you probably know about, I’m sure there are others that are completely new.

For example, this Google Play tip from Global Merchandising Director, Kara Bailey:

When you’re good with faces, but not names: Just hit pause on your movie, tap the circle around the actor or actress’s face, and learn more about them and what other movies they’ve been in.

Or this one from Brian Marquardt, YouTube’s Director of Product Management:

Pick your pace: Speed up or slow down the playback of a video by tapping on the three dots at the bottom right of any video.

And Google Drive, courtesy of Drive’s Director of Product Management, Alexander Vogenthaler:

File_name_V2: Freeze moments in time by naming different versions of the docs you edit frequently. In a Doc, Sheet, or Slides go to File > Version History > Name current version. Name any version then access it easily from “Version history” by name.

Of course, these are just three of the 24 tidbits in the post. Head over to Google’s blog for the rest.

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This article has been updated since its original publication.


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