How to use @ in the new Gmail

In 2018, Google finally rolled out its redesigned Gmail. The redesign also introduced several gmail new features like Smart Compose, Tool Panel, Snooze Mode etc. Now Gmail launched another feature i.e using of in Gmail Compose.

You are already familiar with the concept of using the @ symbol to mention someone in many other services like Twitter, WhatsApp, Linkedin and Facebook. Now here is how to use it in Gmail.

How to use @ in the new Gmail

First, you need to upgrade to the new version of Gmail. If you’re still running the old interface, this feature will not be available. To upgrade to the latest version of Gmail, follow this instruction.

Source: Gmail

Now follow the step-by-step instructions:

  1. Open the new Gmail in a browser.
  2. Compose a new email.
  3. While writing your mail, type @ followed by the first few letters of a person’s name.
  4. A list of your searched matches will pop up.
  5. Select the name of the person you want to mention.
  6. Their email address will be added to the list of recipients and the person will become part of the email thread.

After sending the email you will see @ followed by that person’s name in your sent mail.

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This feature is a new way to CC somebody in your email thread. If you don’t want someone in your email thread, just remove them from the CC field of the address box.