How to Take Advantage of Gmail Add-Ons

Apart from Gmail labs, a useful feature that allows to embed a number of experimental stuff into your email, there is also an ability to add Gmail add-ons to your account. Add-ons are a sort of applications, developed by various companies, which broaden the number of the features available, as well as integrate your Gmail account with other services. Our step-by-step guide explores how you can take advantage of Gmail add-ons with ease.

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How to Take Advantage of Gmail Add-Ons

In order to take advantage of Gmail add-ons, you need to sign in to your Gmail account  



  • First of all, start the entire process by launching your browser and copying the following address into its address line: https://www.google.com/. Push “Enter.”

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Select your account or type it in the provided field in order to proceed further

  • Right after it, you will get to see the main page of Google and the blue “Sign in” button, placed in the right-upper corner. Click on that button.

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This page requires you to type your password in this field and click on “Next”

  • Following it, you will start the Gmail sign in procedure. You need either to select your account out of the displayed ones or type your email in the provided field.

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After returning to the Google’s main page, you should go to “Gmail”

  • After that, type your password in and click on the “Next” button.

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Give a click to the “Settings” button and select “Get add-ons” in the pop-up menu

  • You will be redirected back to the main page of Google, where you can click on the “Gmail” text button, located in the upper part of the page.

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In this search field, you are able to seek the add-ons you wish

  • That will help you access your inbox, where you need to click on the “Settings” button (located in the right part and displayed in a form of a cogwheel).

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After accessing the page of a particular add-on, you need to click on the “Install” button

  • Giving a click to that button will cause a pop-up menu, where should select “Get add-ons.”

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If you want to move further, give a click to the “Continue” button

  • In the next window, you will get to see a number of add-ons. You can seek add-ons by typing an add-on’s name in the search field.

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Provide access to your account by clicking on the “Allow” button

  • Once you have found a suitable add-on, click on its icon.
  • On the page of the add-on, you should click on the “Install” button.
  • After that, the application will ask a permission to access your Gmail account. You need to click on “Continue.”

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Eventually, you will see a notification that an application has been installed

  • Then, the app will ask you to provide the necessary permission with a list of the permissions it wants to receive. Click on “Allow.”
  • In a couple of seconds, the installment will be completed. You need to click on the “DONE” button.
How to Take Advantage of Gmail Add-Ons
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