Published: Thu, April 26, 2018
Research | By Raquel Erickson

The new Gmail: what's new and how to get it

The new Gmail: what's new and how to get it

"Confidential mode will be widely adopted by enterprise users, and the enhanced security and warnings features are also needed and useful", he told TechNewsWorld.

Once you have the new look, you can return to the classic view at any time by going to Settings and choosing "Go back to classic Gmail". Hover over an email, and you get a new menu that lets you quickly deal with it.

Those improvements include AI-backed Smart Replies, self-destructing emails, offline support, better phishing protection, the ability to "snooze" emails and for unattended emails to "nudge" you.

Currently, both the Gmail for web and the application allow users to quickly archive emails only. Smart Reply, which was introduced past year for mobile devices, has been rolled out to the Web version of Gmail. "Power users will get the most from them, while ordinary users will probably not take full advantage and will continue to rely on basic email functionality".

Smart replies. With Smart Reply, Gmail suggests three responses to a message you received. This is especially essential if you are looking to send information you really don't want to end up on the wrong computer.

Confidential mode lets you secure emails that contain sensitive information so the recipient can't print the contents or forward them. This tool uses AI to learn how the user writes and tweaks its suggestions accordingly.


Other smart features coming to the mobile include high-priority notifications that will notify you of important messages "to help you stay focused without interruption". The Tasks app features elements of the Material Design refresh we are expecting to see unveiled at Google I/O in just a couple of weeks time. Using machine learning, Gmail will now flag dodgy emails and potential security threats more clearly. If you can get yourself into the habit of snoozing important emails, you might never forget to pay a bill or respond to your boss again.

(G.N.S) DT.26 As part of Gmail's latest redesign, Google has added a new productivity application in its G-Suite called Tasks.

Users can now reply to emails using quick / recommended phrases.

To test out the new all-new Gmail simply open your current inbox in a web browser and go to Settings in the top right and select Try the new Gmail.

The new Gmail features a task bar on the top-right by default, which hosts Keep for notes, Tasks - which lets you create tasks - and Calendar.

It's worth pointing out, however, that this snoozing option seems to be available only when hovering over an email from the inbox, and not when the email is actually opened. The "Add a new task" button is nice and big and easy to access.

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