Gmail's biggest ever redesign is rolling out; check out what's new

25 April, 2018, 17:08 | Author: Kristen Mcgee
  • Gmail's getting a major update on desktop and mobile

Google has never given Tasks the proper attention it deserves, and baking it into products like Gmail, Calendar, and the Assistant certainly didn't help. It's Google's email service, which is free for anyone to use and available for businesses to buy for their employees.

"This includes an all-new Gmail, with a brand new look on the web, advanced security features, new applications of Google's artificial intelligence and even more integrations with other G Suite apps".

Confidential mode adds several new features to email that allow much more control over information after it leaves your inbox.

Google's new redesign is also going to add more focus on tasks, and will also integrate Google Keep in the sidebar. You'll also be able to set an expiry date for messages sent in confidential mode, and put an unlock code on top of emails too for extra security.

Numerous new features come about as a result of the popularity of G Suite for businesses, with this update representing the first feature revamp since Google's apps became a serious alternative to Microsoft.

On Wednesday Gmail is rolling out the biggest set of changes to the service since 2011.

But the biggest change is its collection of new security features. That doesn't prevent someone from doing something like snapping a a photo with a phone, but Google figures that making even a little more of a hassle to leak a confidential email will dissuade many folks.

When you hover over one of your emails, options will appear to the left to archive, delete, mark as unread, or snooze. "Gmail can also recommend when to unsubscribe from mailing lists".

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The same way Priority Inbox attempts to learn which messages are most important, a new mobile notification system aims to filter the noise and only alert users to crucial messages. The new offline feature will provide offline access to up to 90 days of emails to the users.

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".

In addition to this, an AI feature that "nudges" the user to view and respond to important messages or emails first.

And Smart Reply - quick, potted, AI-powered replies - have been added to the web, as they were to Android past year. The sender can choose to do this in case the mail being sent is sensitive in nature. Those immediately available include smart replies (similar to the Gmail mobile version), the option to snooze emails as in Inbox and a new tool panel on the right side of Gmail's interface for easy access to Tasks (also revamped) and Calendar.

Speaking of snoozing, Gmail now allows you to postpone emails for a later period.

If you have a Gmail account that you use for work or school, then the account administrator will need to enable the new Gmail through the Early Adopter Program.

We've all been there: you get an email and hope to reply to it today, maybe tomorrow at the latest.

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