Gmail: this is the correct use of CC and Bcc in an email

Gmail’s Bcc and CC terms may confuse many, but they play a critical role in email services.


Gmail is one of the most used email services in the world and has a variety of tools so that they have precise specifications. Despite this, many users ignore the function of the CC and Bcc tags. What are they for?

To use the advantages of CC and Bcc, you just have to open a new email to compose. After placing the recipients, the CC and BCC options will appear below that text box. Below you will have to add the subject of the email and write the message, to simply send it and make the action effective. Next, we explain what each option is for.

What is the CC in Gmail for?

CC in Gmail is used so that all recipients (both primary and secondary) are aware that they have been included in the message. However, even if the secondary recipient addresses are visible, their response is not required. Therefore, it could be said that its purpose is above all informative. These are the uses of CC:

  • Corporate emails.
  • Ads (new income, withdrawals, vacations, etc.)
  • Personal emails for a circle of known people.

What is the Bcc in Gmail for?

The Bcc field is used when the objective is that the main recipient does not know that there are other email addresses added. And this can respond, in most cases, to a purpose related to the protection of third-party data.

It is more advisable to use it in Gmail contacts with which you are only going to interact once or twice, and in this way, you can even save storage space by saving messages that may be considered unnecessary. You can also use it in the following cases:

  • Corporate or personal emails with sensitive information.
  • Mailing lists (massive invitations, email marketing campaigns, etc.).

Gmail: so you can know if they read the email you sent

If you frequently send emails through Gmail and would like to verify that the other person has already reviewed them, there are a number of simple methods that will allow you to find out this information easily.

The email service of Google has a native tool that lets you know whether the recipient has read the email you have sent. You will find the notifications of reading your messages in your inbox.

Gmail: is it useful to put periods in our email address?

Gmail is one of the most used email services in the world and, although it still competes for hegemony with Hotmail and Outlook, its capabilities have been growing for more than 10 years. Perhaps that is why there are still those who are unaware of some of the platform’s most useful tricks, such as one related to the points that are included within an address.

Surely you have noticed that many people usually put points in their personal email address, such as: “juan.perez@gmail”, but although this address may be valid, on the platform, no distinction is made to variants such as ” juanperez “. Everything is clear when sending an email and, precisely, when writing said username.

Gmail: how to activate dark mode on Android, iOS, and their web version?

Like other Google applications, such as YouTube and Google Maps, Gmail is also one of the services that allow its users to activate the demanded dark mode. However, most people do not know how you can do it on your Android phone, iOS, or from the computer.

In this sense, you should know that changing the Gmail theme settings to view messages on your mobile device more easily, will also allow you to extend the battery life. Therefore, we are going to explain how to activate the dark mode in Gmail.

Gmail vs. Gmail Go: How is it different and which one should you use?

Gmail has become the most popular email messaging service today. Millions of people in the world have it installed on their Android phones. However, the vast majority do not know that the app has an alternative version called Gmail Go. What is the difference between them? We will tell you.

As detailed by Xataka Android, Google launched Android Go in 2017, a lighter version of its operating system for mobile devices. This program has its own catalog of applications, including Gmail Go, Files Go, Assistant Go, Maps Go, among others.

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Written by Christina d'souza

Proofreader, editor, journalist. I have been doing my favourite thing for more than six years.


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