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How To Activate And Try Gmail Labs Product In Gmail?

You have a Gmail account because your friend invited / recommended you to use it. After all, it is a free webmail service provided and backup by the giant.

As you have been using Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, etc, for years before Google introduced Gmail to the world in 2004, your Gmail account might have been idle for quite some times, not to mention that you might not aware of what latest features Gmail has to offer.

While the email storage per Gmail account continues to increase at every second, you’re also entitled to try or test some of the experimental features made available in Gmail Labs from time to time.
Gmail Labs was introduced in 2008, to offer users a chance to experience new features and make indirect suggestion to Gmail development team on what email functions that people are actually expecting now.

Activate and test Gmail Labs features

Explore and try some of the useful features available in Gmail Labs.

As the Gmail Labs only offering experimental stuff, none of those new features are activated or enabled explicitly by default.

Having said that, it is depend on users wish to manually explore the Gmail Labs and review the list of such “beta” features:

1) The first step is of course log in to your Gmail account.

2) Click the Settings link that found at the top-right corner (next to the Sign out link).

3) In the Settings page, click the Labs link to browse the Gmail Labs tab. Here you can enable or disable features that you would like to deal with.

What are the must try or recommended Gmail Labs features? Well, as you exploring the list, you might already found some of them really nice. For example: Text Messaging (SMS) in Chat, Undo Send, Title Tweaks, Search Autocomplete, Inserting Images, Extra Emoji, etc. What else?

When Gmail Labs features fail

Pay attention to the note stated in Gmail Labs, especially the warning that reads:

If (when) a Labs feature breaks, and you’re having trouble loading your inbox, there’s an escape hatch. Use https://mail.google.com/mail/?labs=0.

So, please be informed the risk of using Gmail Labs and the possible fix to resolve problem arise from using a “broken” Gmail Labs feature.

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