How to Find (and Move) Your Spam and Trash Folders in the New Gmail Interface (Video Demo)

Like many, I’ve taken the plunge to upgrade to the new Gmail interface, only to find that many of the features I love have packed up and moved to a new home.

When I recently upgraded to the latest Gmail layout, I found myself looking for my Google contacts, my beloved Spam folder, and a few other things – so I set out to find them (so that I could share the how-tos with you).

Speaking of the beloved Gmail Spam folder I don’t know about you, but I get a warm and fuzzy feeling when I empty my spam folder.  In fact, it’s actually good practice to go and check what’s in your spam folder to make sure that “good” emails aren’t ending up in the wrong place, and to report spam that lands in your Inbox.

Oh, Where has the spam folder gone?

Now that you’re in the new gmail interface, have you wondered where on earth your spam and trash folders are hiding?

You’ve probably done the same thing I did.  You’re looking at your screen in the left-hand column where your spam folder used to be, but it’s not in plain sight.

Here is exactly how to find the Spam Folder in the new Gmail layout:

Gmail’s Spam and Trash Folder Location

If you head back on over to your friendly neighborhood left-hand column in Gmail, you’ll find a dropdown that says More.

When you click it, it says Less.

Learn how to find your spam and trash folders in the new Gmail interface.

When you click More, you can then take a peek at your spam and trash folders which now appear. But that’s not all!

The ultimate tip for this feature is that you can actually drag your spam and trash folders up so that they appear above the More or Less dropdown.

Now, what I prefer to do is to keep the All Mail, Spam, and Trash folders above the More or Less line because those are the folders that I actually like to keep an eye on.

It’s a good practice to report spam if it lands in your inbox and report emails as not spam if they land in your spam folder by accident.   

So there you have it. We’ve just taken a look at how to make sure that you can see your spam and trash folders in your gmail interface by simply dragging that folder above the More or Less line.

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Now that you’re in the new gmail interface, have you wondered where on earth your spam and trash folders have gone? I know where it is and I’m about to show you exactly how to find it.

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How to Find Your Google Contacts in the New Gmail Interface (Video Demo)

Have you laid eyes on Gmail’s new look? If you haven’t, you probably want to stop everything you’re doing right now and take a peek.

The new interface is fresh and cool, not to mention very helpful for staying productive. With the new interface you get to view your Google calendar, and there are even smart responses that show up at the bottom of each email so that you can respond in a flash without typing a single thing!

After upgrading to the new look there were so many cool features and I was totally smitten once I upgraded. BUT THEN… I couldn’t find the contacts.

Where are my Google Contacts?

Now that you’ve upgraded, the first question you’ll ask yourself is, “Where in the world did everything go?”  

You might be struggling a little bit like I did at first, trying to figure out where things are. For starters, the buttons are totally different so that makes using Gmail a little different from the ways you’ve used it over the last 10+ years.

Here’s a great example: one of the features I used on the old Gmail interface were Google contacts. When I initially upgraded my Gmail interface, I was excited because everything looked so fresh, but I was immediately frustrated when I couldn’t figure out where my beloved Google contacts were.

If you’re a Google contacts user who’s recently upgraded to the new Gmail look, chances are that you got a bit frustrated just like I did. So today, I’m going to show you how to find your Google contacts inside your new Gmail interface. It’s actually quite simple.

 

The Old Way of Accessing Google Contacts

With the old Gmail interface you had a drop-down list right under the Google logo and you could get to your contacts with no issue.

You could easily switch between mail, tasks, and contacts in a flash.

With the old Gmail interface you had a drop-down list right under the Google logo and you could get to your contacts with no issue. You could easily switch between mail, tasks, and contacts in a flash.

Google Contacts in the New Gmail Interface

In the new Gmail interface, you’ll find your Google contacts somewhere a little different. In the upper right, if you click on the small grid of nine squares in the top right corner of the Gmail window, it shows you the different apps that you have available. You’ve traditionally found your calendar, Google Drive, or Google Docs here. That is now where to look for your Google Contacts.

I the new Gmail interface, you’ll find your Google contacts somewhere a little different. It’s in the upper right. If you click on the small grid of nine squares in the top right corner of the Gmail window, it shows you the different apps that you have available. You’ve traditionally found your calendar, Google Drive, or Google Docs here. That is now where to look for your Google Contacts.

Once you’ve clicked on the square grid, just click on Contacts and you’re there. Google contacts now open in a new tab.

This is where you can add and edit contacts or import contacts from other programs, just like you used to. If you have maintenance to do with your contacts, this is where to go.

If you’ve got an easy button on your desk, go ahead and give it a push because you’ve found your Google contacts again! Did you like this tip? Like my page on Facebook or subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you can see more handy video tech tips just like this every

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