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Gmail's major redesign is here

By Ng Chong Seng - on 25 Apr 2018, 5:59pm

Gmail's major redesign is here

Google has today (Apr 25) announced a brand new look for Gmail. Aesthetics aside, this first major update for Gmail in two years also features new advanced security features, new applications of Google’s A.I., and more integrations with other G Suite apps.

Here’s a rundown of the key features:

Confidential mode: This allows you to remove the option of forwarding, copying, downloading, or printing of emails containing sensitive information. You can also set an expiry date for sensitive messages. Confidential mode will be available to consumer Gmail users and a limited number of G Suite customers in the coming weeks.

Nudging, Smart Reply: The former is a proactive feature to remind you to follow up with emails; the latter (already on mobile, now on web Gmail) gives you three suggested responses to choose from when replying on the go. Along with high-priority notifications to notify you of important messages, all these are powered by Google A.I.

New inbox tools: Gmail’s web interface has arguably changed for the better, and now come with several new, useful tools. For example, you can click on attachments (e.g., photos) without opening or scrolling through large conversations. There’s also a snooze button for emails. It’s all pretty intuitive, really: hover over a message to see what you can do to it (e.g., create Google Google Calendar invites, manage to-dos in Tasks, send ideas to Keep, etc.).

Native offline capabilities: You can continue to work with Gmail when you can’t find Wi-Fi. That’s because you can search, write, respond, delete, or archive up to 90 days of messages. Teams can start using offline capabilities in the coming weeks.

The new Gmail experience is available for businesses in the G Suite Early Adopter Program (EAP) starting today. Personal Gmail users can opt-in to the new experience by going to Settings in the top right in Gmail and select “Try the new Gmail”.

Source: Google.