It was last week when we shared some details on how Gmail is getting overhauled, and today we’re sharing something else of Google’s Gmail platform. After years of being one of the most widely used email platforms in the world, Alphabet Inc-owned Google has pushed out a major update to its web and mobile Gmail app – a brand new web interface with a slew of changes and functionality improvements.
Nevertheless, the changes and improvements to the new Gmail experience are currently being pushed to its global user base with a phased rollout strategy, which, in short, means that not all Gmail users and account holders will see the changes immediately.
However, rest assured that the changes are in the process of being issued and all of Gmail’s user base will ultimately benefit from the improvements which have been years in the making.
The changes will immediately notice by those get a new bar located on the right-hand side of the Gmail web interface. This dynamically introduces new customization options for users, including the ability to widgets and programs for easy and unrestricted access directly from the interface.
For those that won’t make use of that, it’s also possible to entirely collapse that new panel and focus purely on the Gmail Inbox. Gmail account holders can also instantly interact and perform actions on emails in the Inbox itself without having to actually open the mail. Hovering over the email will produce archive, delete, mark as read, and snooze options.
Gmail users will also notice a new AI-based functionality which empowers the platform to give a nudge to an email inbox owner with a reminder to respond to messages or follow up where the AI deems necessary. Security and privacy will play a big part of this new update. Which is thereby quite apt given the furor that currently exists in the tech community, and focuses on how user’s data is handled and exposed.
There is a brand new Confidential mode designed to be used for emails and communications which contain sensitive information and allows the sender to set a time period which defines how long that email and its content can be accessed for. It will also be a two-factor authentication feature that will force the recipient to verify who they are via SMS passcode before they can access the email.
To complete the comprehensive upgrade, Google also integrated a set of under-the-hood learning algorithms to detect and protect against phishing scams, a new IRM system which blocks recipients from downloading, forwarding, or printing specific emails, and a brand new Google Tasks mobile app for iOS and Android.
Very soon we’ll be sharing something for you to learn how you can enable the new Gmail right immediately. Here’s that guide!
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