Google Meet Will Have A 60 Minute Limit For Free Gmail Users
With the pandemic raging last year, we started to see a rise and shift in video conferencing apps and platforms. Google was one of those who took advantage of the situation to try and promote its own video conferencing platform, Google Meet. The company initially removed the 60 minute limit for free users back in April 2020, and kept extending it.
Gmail Will Now Display Company Logos To Help Users Identify Legitimate Senders
These days it’s not that hard for someone to create a URL or spoof the address of another company. It’s even easier to just change your name in your email to make it sound like a company, but Google is hoping that a new feature they’re rolling out will help make it easier for users to spot legitimate emails from companies.
Gmail Users Can Now Save Photo Attachments Directly To Google Photos
When you receive image attachments in Gmail, in the past you would have the option to either save it directly to your computer, or save it to Google Drive. But what if you wanted to save it to Google Photos? That would require you moving the file manually to Google Photos, which can be troublesome and not particularly efficient.
Google Chat Now Available Through Gmail App On iOS
Google has several ways for users to keep in touch and communicate with each other. One of those ways is through Google Chat, but that usually means having to switch between apps. However, Google is making it easier because according to 9to5Google, a recent update to the Gmail app on iOS has integrated Chat into the app.
How To Send Self-Destructing, Self-Expiring Emails With Gmail
Google has a feature that lets you send emails that can self-destruct or expire based on a time you choose. This is great if you don’t want to leave behind traces of your correspondence for privacy purposes.
How To Export Your Gmail Contacts
Are you planning to migrate to a different email provider? Maybe you just want more control over your contact list than trusting it to Google’s cloud? Either way, here’s what you need to know if you are interested in exporting your Gmail contacts.
How To Save Or Backup Your Emails
The advantages of saving to the cloud means that you never really have to worry about accessing your emails, because as long as it is in the cloud and you have an internet connection, you’ll be able to access them on any device, anywhere around the world. However, if you wanted to be able to save your emails to your own hard drives, here’s how you can go about it.
Gmail Can Now Be Set As The Default Mail App On iOS
iOS 14 was made available to download last week. One of the new features of iOS is the ability to allow users to choose which apps they want to use as their default app, like browsers or email clients. For those who have been looking forward to the feature, you’ll be pleased that Google has finally updated its Gmail app to take advantage of that.
Check Out This Native Gmail Client For Mac
Apple’s native mail client is far from ideal. The company has made changes and improvements over the years, but admittedly it is far from being the perfect email client, which is why many other third-party email clients continue to exist and are popular choices for Apple’s macOS platform.
Gmail Bug Would Have Allowed Attackers To Spoof Emails
One of the ways that might result in your online accounts getting compromised is to fall prey to scam emails. While it might be easy to recognize an email as being spam, sometimes when the attacker uses spoofing to trick users into believing it’s a legitimate email, that’s when the trouble begins.
Gmail Will Soon Get A Lot Safer With Authenticated Brand Logos
For the most part, Google does a pretty good job at sifting out unwanted emails, such as spam and phishing emails. However, this doesn’t mean that the system cannot be improved upon, which is why Google will soon start to test allowing brands to better authenticate their emails with logos within Gmail.
Gmail Gets A Massive Redesign
Google’s Gmail interface hasn’t really changed that much over the years. Its UI has undergone some redesigns to make it more modern, but for the most part, it is still largely the same. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it is a familiar interface, but that doesn’t mean it cannot be improved upon.
Multitasking On The iPad With Gmail Just Got A Lot Easier
One of the features of the iPad is that it offers Split View multitasking. This means that users will be able to run apps side-by-side, but the onus also falls onto the developer of the app to ensure that it plays nicely with the feature as well. The good news for Gmail users is that it looks like Google has finally brought the feature to its iOS app.
Google Meet Will Soon Be Available For Free For Everyone
When Google announced that they would eventually be ditching the Hangouts brand, they also announced a couple of new services that would act as replacements. One of those new services is known as Google Meet and was originally announced in 2017 as a service for Google’s enterprise G Suite customers.
Gmail Has Been Blocking As Many As 18 Million Coronavirus Scam Emails A Day
Scam emails aren’t exactly new, and to Google’s credit, its Gmail platform has actually been doing a pretty good job at blocking most of them (if some are still slipping through, you can check out our guide on how to block emails on Gmail). However, with the coronavirus outbreak, it seems that there are more scam emails than ever.
Google Makes It Easier To Search Gmail
Searching for emails in Gmail isn’t particularly hard to do, but the good news is that Google will be making things easier with a newly-introduced feature in the form of “search chips”, which will let users further refine their search results similar to how you would refine your searches made on Google.
How To Tell If Someone's Opened Your Email
So you just sent off an email and you haven’t heard back from the person for a few days. Are they busy? Are they ignoring you? If you’re curious as to whether or not an email has been read, here are some tips you can check out if you’d like to know if your email has been read.