Google Is Giving Gmail a Makeover

Google Is Giving Gmail a Makeover

Google Is Giving Gmail a Makeover

In its new move, Google Tasks app has been separately available now for both iPhone and Android versions of smartphones by which a user can nest his/her tasks with the concerned emails and due dates can be also be assigned accordingly. Tasks, another current Google tool, is getting a new design both on the web and in its Android/iOS apps, with the ability to drag an email into the Tasks window and create an automatic to-do list. Personal Gmail users can also try the revamped Gmail by going to Settings in the top-right and select "Try the new Gmail".

Today we're announcing major updates to help the more than 4 million paying businesses that use G Suite work safer, smarter and more efficiently.

Google has integrated snoozing feature directly into Gmail.

There will also be a new native offline mode - no Chrome plugins required. The "nudging" feature will see reminders appear next to older emails the AI thinks you might want to respond to.

It's also tacking on Smart Reply to Gmail on the web so users can reply faster, with suggested answers that people can fire off quickly to cut down on the time they are spending emailing. The other - "confidential mode" - gives you the option of preventing the emails you send from being printed or forwarded, and you can also set them to expire after a set period of time. The most striking departure from what we're used to is that all the navigation elements are at the bottom, including the hamburger menu, "Add a new task" action button, and three-dot overflow menu. The only downside? As some commentators noted when news of these features first leaked, it arguably puts up barriers and makes email less of an open system, as it relies on Google systems on top of it rather than common standards.

Google uses machine vision algorithms to scan all the emails in your inbox and determine if they are a risk.


It does this using the same technology as Smart Reply, which was introduced past year and suggests automatic responses to emails to save you typing them out. The feature helps you to send an email out of your inbox. You can also mark emails to be deleted or archived, and everything will be updated after your connection comes back.

On the web app, users can now see and click attachments without opening messages and can also hover over messages to RSVP to a meeting or archive a thread.

The option isn't available for everyone right away (I couldn't access it), but Google says it will roll out the changes internationally in a phased manner over the coming weeks and months.

GOOGLE HAS released arguably its biggest update to Gmail in its 14-year history.

It's all pretty clever then - and while Google admits it still won't make your emails completely bulletproof (there's nothing to stop you literally taking a photo of your screen with your phone), it will reduce opportunities for crimes of convenience.

My favourite new thing: You can now send emails that self-destruct.

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