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Gmail is getting cool new features

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Google is planing to makeover Gmail to make it more interesting. The plan has been on their pipeline for sometimes now, recently Google have made moves to bring this plan to fulfilment. The new Gmail will have a new access to web technology, advanced artificial intelligence and improved security. Later in the article I will highlight some of the new gmail features. Google reveal their plans in an email to G suite administrators.

Google G Suite is all you need to do your best work, together in one package that works seamlessly from your computer, phone or tablet.

Google sent an email to G Suite administrators .

The email was sent on Wednesday, April 11, Google announced plans to roll out a new look for Gmail with a host of new features, most of which will be outlined in the future. The new features will first be delivered to G Suite via an early adopter program, with plans to expand to all Gmail users at a later date.

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Gmail Makeover

On 25th of April, 2018, Google announced a lot of important updates for it Gmail web, which included some advance security features, artificial intelligence.

The redesigned Gmail web interface is focused on quick productivity actions. Google is introducing features like attachments chips, hover actions, and hover cards to make the static inbox experience more interactive without the need for multiple clicks.

Join me as I highlight some of the features of the new Gmail. In no particular  order:

Gmail’s New Artificial Intelligence is a much needed feature

 

Now Gmail will intelligently (and subtly) “nudge” you when you need to prioritize actions in your inbox.
Image credit: Google BlogSome the AI powered features of the new gmail are , Google Smart Reply, Nudging and High Priority Notifications. These features will help you stay focus on your work.

 

Google Smart Reply

Smart reply in Android Messages preview. Image: Google

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Last year Google introduced smart reply to Gmail mobile app, and it met with great reception by the mobile users. It makes 10% of all replies of that app. Google are bring smart reply to the web version , this will help you respond to messages way faster.

Most of us get more emails than we can deal with at one time, and sometimes things slip through the cracks. With Nudging, Gmail will pro actively remind you to follow up or respond to messages, making sure you don’t drop the ball.

 

 

High priority notification

New notifications on mobile help you stay focused on what’s important (and eliminate clutter, too.). Image credit: Google blogConcerning the high priority notification, Google said –    “We’re also introducing new features on mobile to help you minimize interruptions and clutter. High-priority notifications is a new setting that only notifies you of important messages, keeping interruptions to a minimum. Gmail can also recommend when to unsubscribe from mailing lists. Using intelligence, unsubscribe suggestions appear based on cues like how many emails you get from a sender and how many of them you actually read. You’ll start to see these notifications show up in your inbox over the coming weeks.”

Ease of Use.

New Gmail features

Gmail’s new design helps you take action quicker.
Image credit: Google blogGoogle have made the new Gmail quite easy to use and navigate both online or offline.

 

Gmail’s new easy-to-use interface and built-in intelligence enable our employees to collaborate faster and smarter.

Jo-ann Olsovsky

EVP, CIO of Salesforce

Use the new side panel in Gmail to access all of your favorite G Suite apps, like Google Calendar.
Image credit: Google blogGoogle explain how the new interface works, ” We redesigned the Gmail web application to help you take action even quicker. Now you can see and click attachments in your inbox before ever opening a thread. You can also hover over messages (you don’t have to click into them) to do things like RSVP to a meeting invite, archive an email thread or snooze an email until the time is right…….Now you can quickly reference, create or edit Calendar invites, capture ideas in Keep or manage to-dos in Tasks all from a side panel in your inbox.

The side panel also makes it easy to access Gmail Add-ons, too, like third-party business apps you might use. This way you don’t have to switch between tabs or apps to get work done. You’ll start to see the new side panel integration in other G Suite apps in coming months—like inside of your Calendar, Docs, Sheets and Slides apps”.

In this new Gmail web, you can work offline when you are not connected to the internet. You can search, write, respond, delete, or archive up to 90 days of messages, just as you would working online, but offline. Teams can start using offline capabilities in coming weeks.

All new Gmail
Track projects and meet deadlines with Tasks’ refreshed design on the web and brand new mobile apps. Image credit : Google blog

The new Gmail will also include the “task” featured. The Tasks feature can be use to create tasks and subtasks, and even add due dates with notifications to help you stay on track.

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The new Gmail has advanced security features.

Gmail Confidential Mode
The brand new confidential mode in Gmail lets you set expiration dates for sensitive information.

With hacking, phishing and stealing of data becoming very rampant Google has to tight all lose ends to avoid a sad scenario.

The tech giant have come up with some innovative solutions, follow along as they explained in their announcement on 25/4/2018 by David Thacker who a VP Product Management, G Suite:

“Keeping your data secure is our top priority, which is why last month, we introduced new phishing protections to help address Business Email Compromise (BEC) threats—or when someone impersonates an executive to get sensitive information. With these new protections, Gmail has helped block 99.9 percent of BEC attempts by warning users or automatically moving messages to spam for them.

Today, we’re introducing a new approach to information protection: Gmail confidential mode. With confidential mode, it’s possible to protect sensitive content in your emails by creating expiration dates or revoking previously sent messages. Because you can require additional authentication via text message to view an email, it’s also possible to protect data even if a recipient’s email account has been hijacked while the message is active.”

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High priority notification
Google Gmail has never been this secure.
Bigger, bolder security warnings help you keep your company’s confidential information safe.
Image : Google blog

Mr. Thacker explains further

“Built-in Information Rights Management (IRM) controls also allow you to remove the option to forward, copy, download or print messages. This helps reduce the risk of confidential information being accidentally shared with the wrong people. Confidential mode will begin to roll out to consumer Gmail users and a limited number of G Suite customers in the coming weeks (broader rollout following).

We’ve also redesigned our security warnings within Gmail so that they are simpler to understand and give a clear call to action to employees. These bigger, bolder warnings will help you be even more informed when it comes to potentially risky email.”  How to experience these features. First get a Google or Gmail account if you haven’t.

Personal Gmail users can opt-in to the new experience, too (Go to Settings in the top right and select “Try the new Gmail.”).

 

 

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