Everything You Need to Know About the Gmail Overhaul
Google has just unveiled a brand new Gmail for both G Suite and personal users. While the app looks the same, there are a few brand new features. Here's everything you need to know.
New Action Buttons
You might have noticed there are a few extra buttons next to the subject lines in your inbox. These buttons will allow you to archive, trash, open attachments or snooze the email without having to click it open.
If you haven't replied to an email, Gmail will give you a subtle reminder that you'll see appear next to the subject line.
Gmail will offer you short reply suggestions, making it easier and faster to work through your inbox.
New Security Warnings
When Gmail thinks you've received an unsafe email, you'll see a new alert pop up that will ask you if you want to delete the message.
This new feature allows you to remove the option to forward, copy, download or print messages. This is a great option when sending sensitive and confidential information.
The G Suite confidential mode comes with a few extra features for business users. You can set expiration dates on attachments, and require additional authentification via text message to view the email.
Gmail Add-Ons Side Panel
You'll notice a new side panel that integrates other G Suite tools with Gmail, like Calendar and Docs. With this feature, you can, for example, look at and make changes to your calendar or add notes to Keep without switching tabs.
You can now write, respond, delete, or archive messages you've received in the last 90 days without an Internet connection. You'll see no difference between using Gmail offline or online, so you can continue working when your wi-fi cuts out.
New Task Features
If you want to try out the new features, personal users can do so in their Gmail settings. G Suite users will need an admin to turn on the new features.