There is lots of buzz about the change to the Gmail interface coming to it’s 1.8 billion users – if you haven’t noticed then you may be under a rock, or out actually getting stuff done in your business.
Here are four articles we curated for you that give you the biz on what’s coming. When? Google is yet to give a time line and we will update you when we know more – however you can try it today.
How to you get to try it now?
If you haven’t gotten a notification to test out the new Gmail, you can be proactive.
Click the gear icon in the top right corner of the web-version of the platform. Select “Try the new Gmail” and poof, you have a refreshed inbox. (If you don’t see the option, check again soon).
- Hover Actions
- A Brand New Sidebar
- Say Hello to Snooze
- Smart Reply
- Miscellaneous Tweaks
- Offline Support for Gmail
- Confidential Mode
- Big-Arse Security Warning
Google’s Tasks app
Google’s new Gmail redesign is now live, but that launch has overshadowed the rollout of another new app from the search company—a revamped to-do list called Tasks.
The Tasks app can be downloaded as an app on iOS or Android, but also can live in the same spot as Gmail’s new persistent calendar. This means that your task list is actually easy to use within Gmail, and accessible on your phone—which was not the case when Tasks was previously crammed into a Gchat window.
Gmail won’t let you miss that message from mum
Behind the facelift, Gmail added functions that might change your relationship with your inbox. And also possibly with other people.
Gmail’s AI systems — which it dubs “Google magic” — are regularly scanning your inbox for cues about your behaviour. Now they’ll proactively remind you if, after three days, you haven’t replied to messages that look like the kind of thing you’d normally reply to. Those messages get moved back to the top of your inbox with a warning.
Official support page for the Gmail Early adopter program
If you would like to know more, or have other questions the official Google page is a great place to start. https://support.google.com/a/answer/7684334