Oh! Don’t panic! I am talking about letting your family act as delegates on your Gmail account! Yes, you can do that, and it is simple to set up.
Here is an official explanation of what you can do with this feature.
You can delegate access to your Gmail to another person so they can read, send, and delete messages on your behalf. For example, you can delegate e-mail rights to an admin in your organization, or you could delegate your personal email access to your spouse. The delegate can also access the other person’s contacts by clicking the Contacts link. Clicking the To, Cc, or Bcc links in the mail compose window will also bring up your contacts.
How to add delegates to your Gmail Account
- Click the gear icon in the upper right, then select Settings.
- Select the Accounts and Import tab.
- Under ‘Grant access to your account,’ click the Add another account link.
- Enter the email address of the person you’d like to access your account and clickNext Step. Remember you can only enter a Google Mail address.
- You’ll see a confirmation message. Click Send email to grant access if you’re sure.
- The delegate will receive a verification email explaining that you’ve granted access to them.
- After the delegate confirms this request, it may take up to 30 minutes for the verification process to be completed. To see if the delegate has confirmed access to your account, look at the Accounts tab in Settings