Last year Google announced that together with its Material Design for Gmail, they would also be introducing a Confidential Mode to its email platform. Basically with emails sent using Confidential Mode, it prevents the email from being copied, downloaded, printed, or forwarded, thus ensuring that the conversation stays between users.
For the longest time ever, Smart Compose is a feature that can be found on Gmail on the desktop. For those unfamiliar, basically Smart Compose will help users complete sentences that they type in their email where Google will be able to make suggestions on how your sentence should be completed.
Earlier this year Google announced that they would be launching a new design for its Gmail app on mobile devices. For those who have been anticipating the update, you’ll be pleased to learn that Google has confirmed to Engadget that the update is now being rolled out to all Android users as we speak.
The problem that some websites and web apps face is that for the most part, they still exist within the browser which means that certain things, like right-clicking, can be limiting. This was a “problem” that Google’s Gmail service had faced, where right clicking in Gmail wasn’t a particularly useful feature.
Several years ago, Google’s Gmail team launched a new email platform called Inbox. The idea with Inbox was to help users achieve inbox zero, where all emails would be sorted and cleared from the main inbox, thus allowing users to focus on incoming emails that actually matter. It was also smart enough to sort emails based on its content, such as trips, purchases, and more.
Google’s Gmail app on mobile has evolved over the years in its design, where it adopted the various design languages that Google has used in the past. Now it looks like Google is pushing out an update that will give its mobile app a brand new look with its Material Theme design language.
Google has highlighted a couple of improvements for its email client that will be rolling out in the near future. G Suite Gmail accounts will get buttons for strikethrough as well as undo/redo. These buttons will be available in the compose window.
If you're looking to add new contacts to Gmail, there are a couple of different methods, such as through your computer or on your phone, and here's how you can do it.
The Smart Compose feature in Gmail is very handy. It offers appropriate suggestions as you’re typing the email to help you save time and be more productive. The one thing it will no longer be able to do is to refer to people as “her” or “him.” That’s because Google has decided to remove gender pronouns from Smart Compose in order to reduce bias.
Managing one’s inbox can be quite a difficult thing to do if you receive a ton of emails on a daily basis. This is an area that Google tried to manage by launching its Inbox platform several years ago, where the idea is that it will help make email “smarter” by automatically sorting and organizing your emails into various categories.
Gmail has long supported the ability of having multiple accounts under the same app, meaning that you can check emails from various accounts using the same Gmail app. However if you don’t like having to switch between accounts and would much prefer a unified view, you’re in luck.
Back in the early days of the internet, pretty much everyone you knew had a Hotmail or Yahoo email address. However Google came along with Gmail which offered up way more email storage, as well as an email UI that was considerably cleaner and less cluttered than what competing services offered.
Gmail has become one of the default email services that many people use, but given that Google can only do so much or provide so much services, it’s not surprising that people sometimes turn to other companies for their different needs. For example some users might prefer using Dropbox over Google Drive.
In today’s society, companies such as Google are so integrated with our lives that it’s hard to use any other service. Unfortunately their monopoly also means that sometimes we have no choice but to grit our teeth and hope that our personal data is being treated properly, although Google seems to be making it very hard for us to do so.