Hey, remember when  social media started to get really popular and people kept saying it would be the death of email?

Yeah, about that...

Email definitely isn't declining. In fact, we're more reliant on it than ever.

In 2014, there were more than 4.1 billion email accounts around the world--a number that's expected to reach 5.2 billion by the end of 2018.

Email is the most common method of communication in the business world, with 108.7 billion emails sent and received for work purposes every single day.

Yes, we're still addicted to email, and Google's free email service just happens to be one of the world's favorite platforms. In its January 2016 earnings call for Q4 2015, Google revealed that its email service now has more than 1 billion monthly active users!

Considering just how important email is to us--and how much time we spend using it--it's important to use it as efficiently and effectively as possible.

This awesome new infographic shares 10 amazing and unusual Gmail hacks to turn you into a power user. Did you know you can send and archive simultaneously with the push of a button? There's a whole list of shortcuts to help you quickly move between conversations, move to the next conversation in a thread, and more.

In fact, I thought I was pretty up on my Gmail, but discovered quite a few new tricks I'll be using to save myself time in the future.

Check it out:

Image credit: NeoMam Studios

 

Published on: Jul 19, 2016