There are many good things in the main Gmail update. These include high-priority notifications, confidential mode, and better offline support. The bad news is, many of the best features are not here yet. Here you can work now.
Smart Reply is a feature that has been available in the mobile Gmail version since 2017. Smart Reply works by using Google's machine learning to suggest three answers to your emails. You can ignore it, select one and press submit, or select one and add additional text. The more you use it, the better the suggestions you get.
These are mostly generic answers like "Thanks!" or "I'm working on it now." It's not much, but sometimes all you need is a quick, pithy answer.
Another new option is the slumbering of e-mails. This is another feature that Google has previously released in the Google Inbox app. This will allow you to create a message so that it will appear later, if you have time to deal with it.
This is not just ignoring a message ̵
You can disable a message in the message view window or Inbox. In both cases, choose the snooze icon, which looks like a small analog dial.
Finally, on the right side of the Gmail UI, there's a new Toolbox with three icons for easy access to the revised To Do, Keep, and Calendar tasks. Google will soon include third-party add-on programs in this forum.
Tasks is a simple reminder program. You can use it for "Be sure to buy paper for the printer" or the like. You can also save an e-mail as a task.
Keep is Google's answer to the combination of "post-it notes" and serious research note programs like Evernote and OneNote. Finally, Google Calendar is the familiar calendar program. A quiet benefit to all of this is that you can now have all these programs on one user-friendliness tab.
The new Gmail also includes enhancements that are hidden until you need them. These include nudging and new, more visible phishing and malware warnings of malformed emails.
Nudging moves emails that are more than two days old to the beginning of your inbox. It also identifies emails asking someone for a directional question, but they never contacted you within three days. Gmail determines what is important news based on machine learning models.
Another nice new feature is that email attachments are now visible in the Inbox as icons below the message. This way you can get to them without opening the email.
To get to it all, you need to switch to the new Gmail. To do this with a personal Gmail account, go to Gmail and click the gear icon in the upper right corner. Then click the "Try the new Gmail" option above. If you do not see it, try again tomorrow. Google will distribute it in the next few days to all over billion users.
If you're using Gmail through G Suite, your administrator must enable the program through the Early Adopter program by going to the Admin console and enabling users to access the new Gmail.
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