How to use Quick Links in Gmail


If you use Gmail you probably regularly find yourself going through long processes to get to a page you use a lot. Rather than doing that same search for the hundredth time, or trying to remember how to get to a particular setting you need, you can use a feature of Gmail called Quick Links. Quick Links lets you easily create links to any page on Gmail so you can access these things in one click. To enable Quick Links, first click on the gear at the top right of the page and go to Settings.


Once on the Settings page, go to the tab called “Labs.” On this page you will see a text field to search for a specific lab. Search for “Quick Links.” You should see only one result, click the “Enable” checkbox to the right and then click “Save Changes” at the bottom left of the page.


If Quick Links does not appear on the left side of your screen you can click the Gadgets button indicted by a “…” at the bottom left of the screen. Quick Links should then appear on the left side of your screen underneath your labels.



You can now use the “Add Quick Link” button to create a Quick Link for anything in Gmail. For example, if you want to create a Quick Link for a label, go to the page for that label and while there create the “Add Quick Link” button. You will be prompted to enter a name, name the Quick Link whatever you would like, then it will appear under the Quick Links tab on the left side of your screen.



Another use of Quick Links is to make a Quick Link for a search you use frequently. For this example I will add a Quick Link for all emails from the Gmail Team, but you can do this with any search. Simply search for what you want at the top of the page, in this example I will use “from Gmail Team”, then click Add Quick Link from the left side of your screen. You will be prompted for a name, which again can be whatever you prefer, and after entering a name the Quick Link will appear.



These are just some examples of things you can do with Quick Links, but you can follow these same steps to make a Quick Link for anything you do in Gmail.

About Eli Stewart

Eli is a college student, PC enthusiast and an intern at No Sky. He enjoys gaming, reading, and programming in his spare time.

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