Google Makes Drastic Changes to Gmail, Incurs Heavy Expenditure as a Result

Google calendar is now built directly into your inbox

Google calendar is now built directly into your inbox

Gmail made a name for itself as the email provider with the best spam filter, but although it represents a far smaller proportion of nuisance emails, phishing is a far bigger threat. Hover over an email, and you get a new menu that lets you quickly deal with it.

When you open an email, you'll see Smart Reply options - another feature that Gmail app users will be familiar with.

This includes an all-new Gmail, with a brand new look on the web, advanced security features, new applications of Google's artificial intelligence and even more integrations with other G Suite apps. There's also a new stand-alone Tasks app for mobile.

Un-forwardable messages. Confidential mode also lets you disable forwarding, copying, and printing of messages. For Gmail, AI comes into the picture via a series of new features to help users sort through the mountains of messages and notifications they receive.

Personal Gmail users can opt in by going to settings and selecting "try the new Gmail". Notwithstanding, the choice wasn't accessible for us right now, so the take-off is by all accounts slower than anticipated. At the time of writing this report, changes to the web version of Gmail remains unchanged, though the Android app does reflect most of the additions mentioned in the update.

You can also add two-factor authentication to these secure emails, and the recipient will have to use a passcode received via text messages to read it. "Gmail will also "nudge" you to follow up and respond to messages with quick reminders that appear next to your email messages to help make sure nothing slips through the cracks", says Google.

"High-priority notifications is a new setting that only notifies you of important messages, keeping interruptions to a minimum". And if you're keen on trying it out, you can do so right now.

Confidential mode sets an expiry date for the sent email after which the receiver could not see it. Most crucially, emails set as "confidential" cannot be forwarded or replied to directly, which could reduce the risk of accidental leakage. "'Nudges" is another new feature which accompanies this new Gmail upgrade. The new ability to Snooze a message temporarily removes it from the inbox and drops it back in, at the top of the list, at a specific time.

Google has also added a feature which is called nudging of emails, it brings into your notice emails that require immediate response. Google said that the new experience is available for businesses to start using today in the G Suite Early Adopter Programme, and can be turned on in the admin console. You can even search through up to 90 days of messages, thanks to local caching.

But, numerous new Gmail features revolve around getting you the information you need without having to click through to an individual email and open it up. Google has also incorporated AI chops to scan your emails to detect which are to be tended to on priority.

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