The first thing you’ll notice in the new Gmail for web is its uncluttered look, but there’s plenty more to be excited about. Greater security, easy-to-use sidebar apps and inline buttons, and more have been added to improve Gmail users’ experience. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you need to start learning and using.
1. Snooze Mails
You can finally snooze your emails Like Google’s ‘Inbox’ and make them disappear for the time being. Just select the Snooze option (that looks like a clock) and have them redelivered to you at a suitable date or time when you can reply to it. This feature will save you from the regret of not replying to an important mail.
2. Smart Reply
Anyone who has used the Gmail app for mobile must be familiar with the Smart Reply. For the uninitiated, this new Gmail feature suggests you quick answers that you can send back just by clicking on them, saving the unnecessary keystrokes when all you need to do is confirm a meeting time or acknowledge a mail.
3. Sidebar with multiple apps
The new Gmail update brings a brand new sidebar on the right-hand side where you can tap on the tiny icons to pull up your Google Calendar, add important notes in Keep, or access another Gmail add-ons that you have installed.
4. Clickable attachments
Gmail’s new feature will save your time by displaying the attachments inline so that you can open them without opening the mail. It’s a great feature if you know that the only useful thing in the email is the attachment. Be it a Microsoft Word document, PDF or photos, all of them appears beneath the email subject in your inbox.
5. Unsubscribing unwanted emails
All of us receive unwanted newsletters that you didn’t sign up for, which can be quite annoying. Thankfully, the new Assistive Unsubscribe tool can learn which emails you check regularly and which ones you ignore. Based on your interaction, this new Gmail feature will recommend unsubscribing such emails with a quick option on your display for the same.
6. Inline buttons
Four inline action buttons now pop up on the messages that allow you to take quick actions for individual mail. These buttons are quite helpful in handling separate emails. Earlier, if you wanted to delete a single message from inbox, you would have to check a box next to the mail and then click again on the delete button. The new inline delete button lets you delete on a single click.
7. Risk warnings
Google has not only redesigned the look but also revamped its security by adding an ability to detect potentially harmful emails with new security features. Gmail web now displays a risk warning text – “This message seems dangerous” and offer a ‘Delete Now’ button. It will prevent users from clicking malicious links in messages and phishing activities.
8. Confidential mode
The confidential mode is probably the best new Gmail feature which will allow you to send self-destructing emails. You can pick an expiration date after which the email and its attachments will no longer be available. In addition to that, you can revoke a sent mail after which it won’t be readable by the recipient.
Messages sent in the confidential mode cannot be forwarded, copied or downloaded by the recipient. In case you are sending any sensitive information, there is an option to include a password that the recipient will need to enter to open the message.
We often forget to reply to emails or think that we did, when we actually didn’t. The new Gmail update will offer a solution to your forgetfulness through Nudge feature. It reminds you to follow up and respond to messages that haven’t been replied to. All the incoming and outgoing messages will remind you to take action on it after a set amount of time has lapsed.
10. G Suite Learning Center
For other training guides, tips and tricks, and other resources explore the G Suite Learning Center at https://gsuite.google.com/