Google Tutorials

When we think of Google, we often just think of the search engine. However, the company offers a number of products and services. Below is a list of various Google tutorials that we’ve written. For the most part, the images taken are from the free version of the product, not the paid one.

The tutorials in this section cover:

  • Gmail
  • Google Account
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Contacts
  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets

Google also offers documentation for many of its products, including Google Groups. These are public forums where you can ask a question that anyone can answer. You may also save your Google Groups if you log in with a Google account.

Daily Tip

Which Apps See Your Google Info?

If you have any type of Google account, it's a good practice to review who has access to your data. This is especially true if you log into other accounts using your Gmail account. https://myaccount.google.com/permissions


Gmail Forwarding: Easy Steps to Simplify Your Email Management

Discover the ease of managing your emails with Gmail's forwarding feature. This guide teaches you how to set up automatic forwarding to another email address, using filters to specify which emails to forward. Learn about verifying forwarding addresses, creating and adjusting filters, and ensuring the security of your email forwarding. Simplify your email workflow with these practical steps for effective email management.
Gmail option to forward email.

Best Ways to Import Contacts to Google Contacts

Are you tired of retyping contact information across email platforms? Then, save time and effort by learning the most effective ways to import contacts to Gmail from my mistakes. Our comprehensive guide covers multiple scenarios, including importing from Microsoft Outlook, vCard, and CSV files. Plus, get tips on preparing your contact data before importing, ensuring a smooth and error-free process.
Imported record to Google Contacts.

Mass Delete Gmail: 6 Ways to Clear Your Email Clutter

Are you overwhelmed by the number of unread emails in your Gmail? Streamline your email management and achieve inbox zen by learning how to delete Gmail in bulk. Our detailed guide offers easy-to-follow steps, empowering you to reclaim control of your inbox. Discover the art of efficient email management.
Filtering for Gmail address to delete

How to Delete an Email Address from Gmail Autofill

Tired of sending emails to incorrect or outdated addresses? This tutorial teaches you how to delete email addresses from Gmail's autofill feature, ensuring a clean and updated contact list. Understand how Google saves email addresses, how the autocomplete feature works, and implement two practical methods to edit or delete contact records. Plus, find out how to disable auto-complete contacts for more control over your Gmail contact list.
gmail suggesting emails for jane

Unraveling Chrome History: A Quick Guide to Your Web Adventures

Explore how to access Chrome history, including the chronological list, synced tabs, and Journeys view. Understand what information is stored and how to filter, delete, and manage your browsing history. This guide also touches on Google's activity control settings and privacy options.
Tabs from other devices in Chrome history.

Gmail Distribution Lists Made Easy: Send Group Emails Like a Pro

Are you tired of manually entering multiple email addresses when sending a message to a group? In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a distribution list in Gmail, allowing you to send emails to multiple recipients at once effortlessly. The tutorial covers everything from understanding Google Contact Labels to creating groups within your contacts. With clear instructions and helpful tips, you can master this essential Gmail feature quickly. By the end of this tutorial, you'll have the knowledge and skills to create and manage distribution lists, making your email communication more efficient, organized, and hassle-free.
Assign labels to Google Contacts.

Craft a Stunning Letterhead Template in Google Docs: Step-by-Step Guide

People often think Google Docs isn't fully featured. However, it can handle many of the tasks of commercial programs. But sometimes, you need to know how to work around the system. In this tutorial, I show how to make a letterhead template with a logo.
Google Docs Template Gallery

How to Find Devices Connected to Google Account

This tutorial shows how to see which devices have access to your Google account. Also includes details on checking for suspicious activity and removing items.
List of connected devices.

A Comprehensive Guide to Google’s Other Contacts

Ever stumbled upon "Other Contacts" in your Google account? This feature is a collection of automatically saved contacts from your Gmail interactions. Imagine the simplicity of having these email addresses ready for auto-complete when you're sending emails. Get to know more about this feature in our detailed guide.
Google contacts action toolbar.

Master How to View Cookies in Chrome: A Simple Guide

If you're facing issues with website behavior on Google Chrome, this tutorial is a practical guide to managing and deleting cookies. It covers everything from basic settings to advanced methods using Chrome DevTools. The article is particularly useful for those looking to take control of their privacy settings.
Google Chrome cookies panel.

Gmail Troubles? 4 Quick Fixes for Mailto Link Not Working

Learn how to fix the frustrating issue of email links not opening in Gmail on Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers with these easy solutions, including setting protocol handlers and using Chrome Dev Tools Console.
Google Chrome protocol handlers.

How to Find All Your Chrome Extensions and Folders

Many times when troubleshooting browser issues you need to find out all the extensions. This can be a time-consuming process. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to find all your browser extensions using net-export. The nice thing about this tool is it also shows the extension ID which is the folder name.
Module table showing browser extension info

Essential Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts & Customization

Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to enhance your productivity. The benefits are compounded the more you use a program like Gmail. The problem is learning them and committing them to memory. In the case of Gmail, there are quite a few and some don't seem intuitive to me.
Toggle for Gmail keyboard shortcuts.

How to Use VLOOKUP Formula in Google Sheets

Ever wondered how to effortlessly look up values in other Google Sheets? This VLOOKUP function tutorial unravels the power of the VLOOKUP formula. You'll learn how to connect related data, like linking a voter's code to their political party. It's practical, actionable, and a must-know for all spreadsheet enthusiasts regardless of skill level. Includes practice file.
VLOOKUP Function

How to Allow Pop-Ups in Google Chrome

Many of us have been conditioned to block pop-ups in our web browsers. I do this because most of them are intrusive and hinder me from reading. The problem is sometimes you need pop-ups as they are part of the site. This happened to me when I was going through an online course. Fortunately, Google has a way to selectively allow pop-ups in these cases.
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