With the popularization and expansion of emailing services, most people assume that fax has since been relegated to some relic in a museum. However, the reality is some clients, or even potential employers will still insist that you send them documents via fax. The good news is that we now have Google fax to send fax messages. If you belong to the millennial or the Z generations, then the chances are that you don’t have a clue how you can send a fax without a fax machine.
Using Google fax
1. Sign Up for a Free Gmail Account
If you already have one, then there is no need to sign up for a new one. However, if you don’t have one then you need to sign up first before using google fax services.
2. How To Send a Fax
Sending a fax via this google tool is very easy as long as you are used to sending emails online. All you have to do is have the fax number of the recipient. Here is how you can send documents using this service:
- Log in to you google account
- Go the “compose mail” section
- In the recipient field where you see “To”, enter the fax number of the recipient complete with country code and are code ( this is the place you would always enter the email address of the recipient).
- You can choose to write something in the body of the fax or leave it blank
- Finally, attach the documents you want to send and hit the “Enter” button.
- You will receive a notification either of successful delivery or failed delivery.
- The notification should give you further instructions in case the delivery failed.
Benefits of Using this service
- It is absolutely free
- No one will force you to pay for a monthly or annual package in case you want to send a one-time fax
- You get feedback on the status of the fax
- You can send fax from anywhere in the world with no restrictions or extra costs
- You do not need additional software or hardware to use this service
Google fax is a tool that even seasoned google users know very little about. You might not need at the moment but it won’t hurt to know how it works just in case the need arises in future.