To help people sort through the piles of email that make it through all the filters, Gmail is adding Nudging. Unless you've started using the more simplified, predictive Inbox app, Google's ubiquitous email client has stayed more or less the same for quite a while.
Meanwhile, Gmail on desktop is getting a nifty feature that was previously only available on your phone: Smart Replies. Google is also releasing new Tasks mobile apps for Android and iOS for adding and editing tasks from your smartphone to manage in Calendar and Gmail.
It will also now be possible send emails in "confidential mode", which means their contents can not be forwarded, copied, downloaded or printed.
There are a number of new things on Gmail's new web interface. You can opt in to try it out by going to the Settings icon on the top right of your inbox and choosing "Try the new Gmail".More news: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 4/22/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
There's also more granular control in confidential mode over what the recepient can do you with that email, including the ability for senders to enable or revoke privileges like forwarding or downloading attachments. You can't stop anybody from taking a picture of the screen of course, but what's maybe more important here is that if anybody ever hacked the recipient's account, that email with your confidential information will be long gone.
Gmail's High-priority notifications feature can also recommend when to unsubscribe from mailing lists.
For many people, Gmail is the way to access your emails online. "Gmail will also "nudge" you to follow up and respond to messages with quick reminders that appear next to your email messages to help make sure nothing slips through the cracks", says Google.
What are you most excited to see in the new Gmail? Fast forward two weeks and that email is still hanging in your inbox and you are actively trying to avoid looking at it again. This is great when you need to send sensitive information over email, though obviously, it's not a fully secured against unwanted sharing. A new mobile feature, meanwhile, will allow users to receive notifications only for "high priority" emails. Or if you work in a regular office and there's birthday cake in the breakroom and you send out an announcement but then you remember you wanted to not send the message to the guy who always eats all the birthday cake. There's a lot to unpack, so without further ado, here are all the new features you can expect to see.
Earlier this month, Google was reportedly testing some new features for Gmail and was planning a major overhaul for the service for web users. Instead of simply showing you the standard paperclip in your inbox to signify that an email chain includes an attachment, the new Gmail now highlights the attachments right underneath the message preview in the inbox view. However, in the mail came some new features. However, this too will be phased so if you don't find it immediately do not panic.