The Gmail interface is easily familiar. Unless of course you’ve began while using more simplified, predictive Inbox application, Google’s ubiquitous email client has remained pretty much exactly the same for a long time.
Today, however, Google announced a group of updates such as the initial redesign of Gmail’s web interface in a long time.
The redesigned www.gmail.com web interface is centered on quick productivity actions. Bing is presenting features like attachments chips, hover actions and hover cards to help make the static inbox experience more interactive without resorting to mulitple clicks.
Bing is also surfacing several labs features which were formerly hidden in Settings > Labs, like canned responses, the opportunity to create multiple inboxes along with a preview pane to personalize your requirements for various inboxes.
The brand new Gmail can be obtained today for those personal Gmail users and G Suite early adopter program (EAP) customers, but all usually are meant to boost team productivity, based on David Thacker, VP Product Management for G Suite.
Gmail gets much deeper G Suite intergations to directly create and edit Google Calendar invites, send notes to Google Keep and have the ability to-do products in Tasks. Bing is also releasing new Tasks mobile phone applications for Android and iOS for adding and editing tasks out of your smartphone to handle in Calendar and Gmail. The Duties application can be obtained today within the iOS Application Store and Google Play Store.
Besides the new-look web application and Tasks mobile phone applications, Google also announced new security measures, including Gmail private mode and expanded AI abilities like smart replies and notification priority settings.
Private mode may be the greatest new Gmail security feature. This allows users not just lock a note that contains sensitive information, but enables you to set an expiration date when ever the e-mail will appear reduced, exactly the same way an ephemeral message would on Snapchat. If your message is locked, it must be authenticated either by granting access or using additional two-factor authentication via SMS.
Additionally, there are more granular control in private mode over exactly what the recepient can perform you with this email, such as the ability for senders to allow or revoke rights like forwarding or installing attachments. Google redesigned Gmail’s security warnings to more conspicuously label potential phishing traps or any other high-risk emails, a welcome addition especially given Gmail’s recent scam issues.