Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts


Gmail is the most popular free email service provider used by millions of people globally. If you also use Gmail, it is recommended to learn keyboard shortcuts to boost your productivity. You can format text, open chat, browse emails, navigate your inbox, and more using keyboard shortcuts.

How to Enable Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

First of all, you need to enable Gmail shortcuts from the Settings menu. For this, select the gear icon located in the upper-right corner and select See all settings from the drop-down menu. Now scroll down to the Keyboard shortcuts section and select Keyboard shortcuts on.

Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

Then Save changes.

Now you are ready to learn keyboard shortcuts. On Gmail, press Shift+? to see all keyboard shortcuts. It will show all keyboard shortcuts in the lightbox. Now check all the keyboard shortcuts of Gmail to learn how to use keyboard to perform different actions on Gmail.

Compose & chat

Previous message in an open conversationp
Next message in an open conversationn
Focus the main windowShift + Esc
Focus the latest chat or composeEsc
Advance to the next chat or composeCtrl + .
Advance to previous chat or composeCtrl + ,
Send/Ctrl + Enter
Add cc recipients/Ctrl + Shift + c
Add bcc recipients/Ctrl + Shift + b
Access custom from/Ctrl + Shift + f
Insert a link/Ctrl + k
Go to the next misspelled word (Mac only) + ;
Open spelling suggestions/Ctrl + m
Compose in a new tabd
Search mail/
Search chat contactsg
Open the “more actions” menu.
Open “move to” menuv
Open “label as” menul
Open keyboard shortcut help?

Formatting text

Previous font/Ctrl + Shift + 5
Next font/Ctrl + Shift + 6
Decrease text size/Ctrl + Shift + –
Increase text size/Ctrl + Shift and +
Bold/Ctrl + b
Italics/Ctrl + i
Underline/Ctrl + u
Numbered list/Ctrl + Shift + 7
Bulleted list/Ctrl + Shift + 8
Quote/Ctrl + Shift + 9
Indent less/Ctrl + [
Indent more/Ctrl + ]
Align left/Ctrl + Shift + l
Align center/Ctrl + Shift + e
Align right/Ctrl + Shift + r
Remove formatting/Ctrl + \


Move focus to the toolbar,
Select conversationx
Toggle star/rotate among superstarss
Mute conversationm
Report as spam!
Reply in a new windowShift + r
Reply alla
Reply all in a new windowShift + a
Forward in a new windowShift + f
Update conversationShift + n
Archive conversation and go previous/next] or [
Undo the last actionz
Mark as readShift + i
Mark as unreadShift + u
Mark unread from the selected message_
Mark as importantor =
Mark as not important
SnoozeNote: This shortcut isn’t available in classic Gmail.b
Expand entire conversation;
Collapse entire conversation:
Add conversation to TasksShift + t
Go to Inbox+ i
Go to Starred conversations+ s
Go to Snoozed conversationsg + b
Go to Sent messages+ t
Go to Drafts+ d
Go to All mail+ a
Switch between the Calendar/Keep/Tasks sidebar and your inbox./Ctrl Alt , and⌘/Ctrl Alt + .
Go to Tasks+ k
Go to label+ l


Go to the next pageg + n
Go to the previous pageg + p
Back to thread listu
Newer conversationk
Older conversationj
Open conversationo or Enter
Go to the next Inbox section`
Go to the previous Inbox section~