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Welcome to the New Google Groups in Gmail

Google retiring the old version of Google Groups, as the new Groups are now available to everyone in the Gmail.

The new Groups brings improved options for managing as well as new some features including: the ability to create an inbox that allows you to collaboratively share, distribute and track responsibilities with others. “This can be a great feature for teams seeking a really simple way to get things done without sharing passwords or losing track,” google said.

The new moderation tools making of managing your forum easier and faster brings the ability such as “you can now use canned responses in forums” and “streamlined options helps moderating forum posts easier.” And, if you are on the go, you can now browse and moderate your groups with our mobile website.

With Google Groups, “you can manage a mailing list, coordinate with your social club, and find experts who share your interests.”

Check out this help center for more about the new Google Groups.

New Google Groups in Gmail

Gmail only shows the real number for a very few search results. Otherwise, generally it show “1-20 of many.” If you want to find out the number of Gmail search results, you can trick Gmail to shows the number of messages for each label, so you can create a new label and then label all the search results.

Gmail search results numbers

Here are the steps:

  • enter your search query
  • click the “select” checkbox next to “Refresh” to select all the messages from the page
  • click the new link that shows up: “Select all conversations that match this search”
  • click the “Labels” dropdown, select “Create new” at the bottom of the list and enter the name of a new label. Try something like “Temp”, “Temporary”, “Search results”. Click “Create” and then “OK”. You should see a message similar to this one: “All conversations have been added to ‘Search results.'”
  • find the label you’ve created in the left sidebar (you may need to click “More” to find it). Go to that label and you should find the number of search results.
  • Now you can delete the label from the Gmail sidebar. Click the arrow next to the label and select “Remove label”. Obviously, this doesn’t delete your messages.

Steps for keyboard shortcut fans:

Shortcut for focusing the search box: /
Enter the query
Shortcut for selecting all messages: * then a
Click “Select all conversations that match this search” (no keyboard shortcut)
Shortcut for the “labels” dropdown: l
Enter the name of the new label
Press the down arrow
Press Enter 3 times
Shortcut for opening a label: g then l
Type the first characters from the label’s name
Press Enter

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