Author Archives: Matthew Izatt

Inbox is signing off: find your favorite features in the new Gmail

Inbox by Gmail has been a great place to experiment with new ideas like snoozing emails to later, as well as try the latest AI-powered experiences like Smart Reply, Nudges and high-priority notifications to help you stay productive.

Four years after launching Inbox in 2014, we've learned a lot about how to make email better—and we’ve taken popular Inbox experiences and added them into Gmail to help more than a billion people get more done with their emails everyday. As we look to the future, we want to take a more focused approach that will help us bring the best email experience to everyone. As a result, we’re planning to focus solely on Gmail and say goodbye to Inbox by Gmail at the end of March 2019.

We introduced the new Gmail in April this year, incorporating many of the same features you’ve come to love about Inbox plus newer features like Smart Compose, which helps you draft emails faster. Read more about how these features in Gmail can help you manage your inbox better in this post.

We know change is hard, so we’ve created a transition guide to help you switch from Inbox to the new Gmail with ease. All your conversations are already waiting for you in Gmail. See you there.

Source: Gmail Blog


Inbox is signing off: find your favorite features in the new Gmail

Inbox by Gmail has been a great place to experiment with new ideas like snoozing emails to later, as well as try the latest AI-powered experiences like Smart Reply, Nudges and high-priority notifications to help you stay productive.

Four years after launching Inbox in 2014, we've learned a lot about how to make email better—and we’ve taken popular Inbox experiences and added them into Gmail to help more than a billion people get more done with their emails everyday. As we look to the future, we want to take a more focused approach that will help us bring the best email experience to everyone. As a result, we’re planning to focus solely on Gmail and say goodbye to Inbox by Gmail at the end of March 2019.

We introduced the new Gmail in April this year, incorporating many of the same features you’ve come to love about Inbox plus newer features like Smart Compose, which helps you draft emails faster. Read more about how these features in Gmail can help you manage your inbox better in this post.

We know change is hard, so we’ve created a transition guide to help you switch from Inbox to the new Gmail with ease. All your conversations are already waiting for you in Gmail. See you there.

Source: Gmail Blog


5 ways the new Gmail can help you get more done

We launched the new Gmail earlier this year and packed it with features to help you prioritize and accomplish things right from your inbox. And it’s a good thing too, because it’s estimated that we send and receive more than 100 emails a day.

With this volume, it can be tough to stay focused on what matters. Here are five ways the new Gmail can help you save time and get more done.

1. You can prioritize emails more easily.

How many times have you read an email and forgotten to respond? It’s easy to do. To help you remember, Gmail will “nudge” you to follow up or reply to messages by sharing a quick reminder next to the email. Powered by machine learning, it uses cues like frequent contacts and more to remind you to respond to stuff that’s higher priority.

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Or if you have an email that you can’t get to right away, you can “Snooze” and choose how long before you see the message again.

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2.  You can write and reply to emails faster.

Sometimes it’s tough to put pen to, err … keyboard. So we’ve incorporated a new machine learning-powered feature in Gmail called Smart Compose, which suggests phrases to help you complete sentences in your emails so that you can draft them quicker.
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And if you want to reply to emails quicker, you can use Smart Reply, which suggests responses at the bottom of a message—great for dealing with emails on the go.

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3. You can work offline.

No internet access but have a lot to get done? We’ve got you covered. Enable Gmail’s offline mode to load, read, respond to and search your conversations even when you aren't connected to the internet. Simply type in “mail.google.com” in Chrome and you’re good to go.
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4. You can get stuff done without leaving your inbox.

The new Gmail gives you quick access to apps you use often, like Google Calendar, Keep and Tasks without leaving your inbox. You can even find more Add-ons to download and customize your inbox. One fun one to check out is the Gyfcat Add-on, because sometimes this is the only appropriate way to end an email.

5. It helps you keep your information safe.

Ever accidentally clicked into a sketchy email? Gmail helps you avoid spammers by proactively warning you when something looks phish-y. If you try to click into a potential spam or phishing message, you’ll get a big, red alert that tells you it looks dangerous.

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The new Gmail, now available for everyone, is smarter and easier to use so your inbox can help you do more at home or at work. Looking for more? Check out this hidden gem for tips on how to stay even more productive at the workplace.

Source: Gmail Blog


5 ways the new Gmail can help you get more done

We launched the new Gmail earlier this year and packed it with features to help you prioritize and accomplish things right from your inbox. And it’s a good thing too, because it’s estimated that we send and receive more than 100 emails a day.

With this volume, it can be tough to stay focused on what matters. Here are five ways the new Gmail can help you save time and get more done.

1. You can prioritize emails more easily.

How many times have you read an email and forgotten to respond? It’s easy to do. To help you remember, Gmail will “nudge” you to follow up or reply to messages by sharing a quick reminder next to the email. Powered by machine learning, it uses cues like frequent contacts and more to remind you to respond to stuff that’s higher priority.

gmail-nudge.png

Or if you have an email that you can’t get to right away, you can “Snooze” and choose how long before you see the message again.

Snooze-only-with device.gif

2.  You can write and reply to emails faster.

Sometimes it’s tough to put pen to, err … keyboard. So we’ve incorporated a new machine learning-powered feature in Gmail called Smart Compose, which suggests phrases to help you complete sentences in your emails so that you can draft them quicker.
gmail-smart-compose.gif

And if you want to reply to emails quicker, you can use Smart Reply, which suggests responses at the bottom of a message—great for dealing with emails on the go.

gmail-smart-reply.gif

3. You can work offline.

No internet access but have a lot to get done? We’ve got you covered. Enable Gmail’s offline mode to load, read, respond to and search your conversations even when you aren't connected to the internet. Simply type in “mail.google.com” in Chrome and you’re good to go.
gmail-work-offline.gif

4. You can get stuff done without leaving your inbox.

The new Gmail gives you quick access to apps you use often, like Google Calendar, Keep and Tasks without leaving your inbox. You can even find more Add-ons to download and customize your inbox. One fun one to check out is the Gyfcat Add-on, because sometimes this is the only appropriate way to end an email.

5. It helps you keep your information safe.

Ever accidentally clicked into a sketchy email? Gmail helps you avoid spammers by proactively warning you when something looks phish-y. If you try to click into a potential spam or phishing message, you’ll get a big, red alert that tells you it looks dangerous.

Security warnings cropped with device.png

The new Gmail, now available for everyone, is smarter and easier to use so your inbox can help you do more at home or at work. Looking for more? Check out this hidden gem for tips on how to stay even more productive at the workplace.

Source: Gmail Blog


Stay composed: here’s a quick rundown of the new Gmail

Email is a necessity for most of us. We use it to stay in touch with colleagues and friends, keep up with the latest news, manage to-dos at home or at work—we just can’t live without it. Today we announced major improvements to Gmail on the web to help people be more productive at work. Here’s a quick look at how the new Gmail can help you accomplish more from your inbox.

Do more without leaving your inbox

Gmail’s new look helps you get more done. Click on attachments—like photos—without opening or scrolling through large conversations, use the new snooze button to put off emails that you just can’t get to right now or easily access other apps you use often, like Google Calendar, Tasks (now available on Android and iOS) and Keep.
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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.

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We’re also adding Smart Reply to Gmail on the web to help you reply to messages faster.

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New features on mobile, like high-priority notifications, can notify you of important messages to help you stay focused without interruption. Plus, Gmail will start suggesting when to unsubscribe from newsletters or offers you no longer care about.

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And you might notice new warnings in Gmail that alert you when potentially risky email comes through.

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Finally, a new confidential mode allows you to remove the option to forward, copy, download or print messages—useful for when you have to send sensitive information via email like a tax return or your social security number. You can also make a message expire after a set period of time to help you stay in control of your information.

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Get started

You can start using these new updates in Gmail on the web today, with some features appearing within the coming weeks. Go to Settings (the cog wheel in the top right corner of your inbox) and select “Try the new Gmail.” If you want to switch back later down the road, you can go to the same place and select “Go back to classic Gmail.” This handy product guide can help you get started.


If you’re interested in learning more about how you can use Gmail in the workplace, check out our G Suite post which has more detail on all of the ways Gmail can help you stay productive.

Source: Gmail Blog


Stay composed: here’s a quick rundown of the new Gmail

Email is a necessity for most of us. We use it to stay in touch with colleagues and friends, keep up with the latest news, manage to-dos at home or at work—we just can’t live without it. Today we announced major improvements to Gmail on the web to help people be more productive at work. Here’s a quick look at how the new Gmail can help you accomplish more from your inbox.

Do more without leaving your inbox

Gmail’s new look helps you get more done. Click on attachments—like photos—without opening or scrolling through large conversations, use the new snooze button to put off emails that you just can’t get to right now or easily access other apps you use often, like Google Calendar, Tasks (now available on Android and iOS) and Keep.
Gmail Convergence_Consumer_Image 1

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.

Gmail Convergence_Consumer_Image 2

We’re also adding Smart Reply to Gmail on the web to help you reply to messages faster.

Gmail Convergence_Consumer_Image 3

New features on mobile, like high-priority notifications, can notify you of important messages to help you stay focused without interruption. Plus, Gmail will start suggesting when to unsubscribe from newsletters or offers you no longer care about.

Gmail Convergence_Consumer_Image 4

And you might notice new warnings in Gmail that alert you when potentially risky email comes through.

Gmail Convergence_Consumer_Image 5

Finally, a new confidential mode allows you to remove the option to forward, copy, download or print messages—useful for when you have to send sensitive information via email like a tax return or your social security number. You can also make a message expire after a set period of time to help you stay in control of your information.

Gmail Convergence_Consumer_Image 6

Get started

You can start using these new updates in Gmail on the web today, with some features appearing within the coming weeks. Go to Settings (the cog wheel in the top right corner of your inbox) and select “Try the new Gmail.” If you want to switch back later down the road, you can go to the same place and select “Go back to classic Gmail.” This handy product guide can help you get started.


If you’re interested in learning more about how you can use Gmail in the workplace, check out our G Suite post which has more detail on all of the ways Gmail can help you stay productive.

Source: Gmail Blog


Stay composed: here’s a quick rundown of the new Gmail

Email is a necessity for most of us. We use it to stay in touch with colleagues and friends, keep up with the latest news, manage to-dos at home or at work—we just can’t live without it. Today we announced major improvements to Gmail on the web to help people be more productive at work. Here’s a quick look at how the new Gmail can help you accomplish more from your inbox.

Do more without leaving your inbox

Gmail’s new look helps you get more done. Click on attachments—like photos—without opening or scrolling through large conversations, use the new snooze button to put off emails that you just can’t get to right now or easily access other apps you use often, like Google Calendar, Tasks and Keep.
Gmail Convergence_Consumer_Image 1

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.

Gmail Convergence_Consumer_Image 2

We’re also adding Smart Reply to Gmail on the web to help you reply to messages faster.

Gmail Convergence_Consumer_Image 3

New features on mobile, like high-priority notifications, can notify you of important messages to help you stay focused without interruption. Plus, Gmail will start suggesting when to unsubscribe from newsletters or offers you no longer care about.

Gmail Convergence_Consumer_Image 4

And you might notice new warnings in Gmail that alert you when potentially risky email comes through.

Gmail Convergence_Consumer_Image 5

Finally, a new confidential mode allows you to remove the option to forward, copy, download or print messages—useful for when you have to send sensitive information via email like a tax return or your social security number. You can also make a message expire after a set period of time to help you stay in control of your information.

Gmail Convergence_Consumer_Image 6

Get started

You can start using these new updates in Gmail on the web today, with some features appearing within the coming weeks. Go to Settings (the cog wheel in the top right corner of your inbox) and select “Try the new Gmail.” If you want to switch back later down the road, you can go to the same place and select “Go back to classic Gmail.”


If you’re interested in learning more about how you can use Gmail in the workplace, check out our G Suite post which has more detail on all of the ways Gmail can help you stay productive.

Source: Gmail Blog


Gmail and Google Calendar get a whole lot better on iOS

Today we're making some changes to the Gmail and Google Calendar apps on iOS.

The new Gmail app for iOS

When you get the next Gmail iOS app update, you’ll notice some exciting changes: The biggest overhaul of the app in nearly four years. It's the Gmail you know and love, with a fresh new look, sleeker transitions and some highly-requested features. It's a lot faster, too.

With the new app, getting things done on the go is a lot easier — whether you’re trying to find a message your colleague sent you last month, or trying to get through your work inbox on a Monday morning.

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Starting today, you’ll be able to:

  • Undo Send, just like you do on the desktop, to prevent embarrassing email mistakes

  • Search faster with instant results and spelling suggestions (like when you type “flighht,” but you really meant “flight”)

  • Swipe to archive or delete, to quickly clear items out of your inbox

Gmail_on_iOS_Undo-Send_0.gif

Google Calendar: Updated for you

Based on your feedback (thank you!), the Calendar app on iOS has some shiny, new features:

  • Month view and week in landscape view, so you have even more ways to see your schedule at a glance.

  • Spotlight Search support, so you can search for events, Reminders and Goals in Apple’s Spotlight Search and find what you’re looking for faster.

  • Alternate calendars. If you often look up dates in a non-Gregorian calendar — like Lunar, Islamic, or Hindu — you can now add that calendar to easily see those dates alongside your current calendar.

Calendar_on_iOS_week_and_month_view.width-2000.png

We'll continue to improve both Gmail and Calendar for iOS so you can be more productive on the go.

Gmail and Google Calendar get a whole lot better on iOS

Today we're making some changes to the Gmail and Google Calendar apps on iOS.

The new Gmail app for iOS

When you get the next Gmail iOS app update, you’ll notice some exciting changes: The biggest overhaul of the app in nearly four years. It's the Gmail you know and love, with a fresh new look, sleeker transitions and some highly-requested features. It's a lot faster, too.

With the new app, getting things done on the go is a lot easier — whether you’re trying to find a message your colleague sent you last month, or trying to get through your work inbox on a Monday morning.

Gmail-on-iOS_new-app_2.width-1716.png

Starting today, you’ll be able to:

  • Undo Send, just like you do on the desktop, to prevent embarrassing email mistakes

  • Search faster with instant results and spelling suggestions (like when you type “flighht,” but you really meant “flight”)

  • Swipe to archive or delete, to quickly clear items out of your inbox

Gmail_on_iOS_Undo-Send_0.gif

Google Calendar: Updated for you

Based on your feedback (thank you!), the Calendar app on iOS has some shiny, new features:

  • Month view and week in landscape view, so you have even more ways to see your schedule at a glance.

  • Spotlight Search support, so you can search for events, Reminders and Goals in Apple’s Spotlight Search and find what you’re looking for faster.

  • Alternate calendars. If you often look up dates in a non-Gregorian calendar — like Lunar, Islamic, or Hindu — you can now add that calendar to easily see those dates alongside your current calendar.

Calendar_on_iOS_week_and_month_view.width-2000.png

We'll continue to improve both Gmail and Calendar for iOS so you can be more productive on the go.

Source: Gmail Blog


Gmail and Google Calendar get a whole lot better on iOS

Today we're making some changes to the Gmail and Google Calendar apps on iOS.

The new Gmail app for iOS

When you get the next Gmail iOS app update, you’ll notice some exciting changes: The biggest overhaul of the app in nearly four years. It's the Gmail you know and love, with a fresh new look, sleeker transitions and some highly-requested features. It's a lot faster, too.

With the new app, getting things done on the go is a lot easier — whether you’re trying to find a message your colleague sent you last month, or trying to get through your work inbox on a Monday morning.

Gmail-on-iOS_new-app_2.width-1716.png

Starting today, you’ll be able to:

  • Undo Send, just like you do on the desktop, to prevent embarrassing email mistakes

  • Search faster with instant results and spelling suggestions (like when you type “flighht,” but you really meant “flight”)

  • Swipe to archive or delete, to quickly clear items out of your inbox

Gmail_on_iOS_Undo-Send_0.gif

Google Calendar: Updated for you

Based on your feedback (thank you!), the Calendar app on iOS has some shiny, new features:

  • Month view and week in landscape view, so you have even more ways to see your schedule at a glance.

  • Spotlight Search support, so you can search for events, Reminders and Goals in Apple’s Spotlight Search and find what you’re looking for faster.

  • Alternate calendars. If you often look up dates in a non-Gregorian calendar — like Lunar, Islamic, or Hindu — you can now add that calendar to easily see those dates alongside your current calendar.

Calendar_on_iOS_week_and_month_view.width-2000.png

We'll continue to improve both Gmail and Calendar for iOS so you can be more productive on the go.

Source: Gmail Blog