Gmail Blog: Stay composed: here's a quick rundown of the new Gmail

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Jeff Grossman

Apr 25, 2018, 10:59:10 AM4/25/18
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Stay composed: here’s a quick rundown of the new Gmail
Apr 25th 2018, 07:00

Email is a necessity for most of us. We use it to stay in touch with colleagues and friends, keep up with the latest news, manage to-dos at home or at work—we just can’t live without it. Today we announced major improvements to Gmail on the web to help people be more productive at work. Here’s a quick look at how the new Gmail can help you accomplish more from your inbox.

Do more without leaving your inbox

Gmail’s new look helps you get more done. Click on attachments—like photos—without opening or scrolling through large conversations, use the new snooze button to put off emails that you just can’t get to right now or easily access other apps you use often, like Google Calendar, Tasks and Keep.
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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.

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We’re also adding Smart Reply to Gmail on the web to help you reply to messages faster.

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New features on mobile, like high-priority notifications, can notify you of important messages to help you stay focused without interruption. Plus, Gmail will start suggesting when to unsubscribe from newsletters or offers you no longer care about.

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And you might notice new warnings in Gmail that alert you when potentially risky email comes through.

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Finally, a new confidential mode allows you to remove the option to forward, copy, download or print messages—useful for when you have to send sensitive information via email like a tax return or your social security number. You can also make a message expire after a set period of time to help you stay in control of your information.

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Get started

You can start using these new updates in Gmail on the web today, with some features appearing within the coming weeks. Go to Settings (the cog wheel in the top right corner of your inbox) and select “Try the new Gmail.” If you want to switch back later down the road, you can go to the same place and select “Go back to classic Gmail.”

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can use Gmail in the workplace, check out our G Suite post which has more detail on all of the ways Gmail can help you stay productive.

Marko Vukovic

Apr 26, 2018, 3:21:49 AM4/26/18
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Looks great, thank you Jeff!


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Jeff Grossman

Apr 26, 2018, 11:21:55 AM4/26/18
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I agree, it looks good.  But, I have not been able to activate it yet as I have a G Suite Basic account and the option is not available.

Skip Montanaro

Apr 27, 2018, 10:35:10 AM4/27/18
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I'm sure some of the new features will be nice, but can I revert back to the old look? Ugh...

Jeff Grossman

Apr 27, 2018, 1:07:53 PM4/27/18
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Hi Skip,
If you select the settings cog wheel you should see an option to revert back to the old Gmail.


On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 7:35 AM, Skip Montanaro <> wrote:
I'm sure some of the new features will be nice, but can I revert back to the old look? Ugh...


Skip Montanaro

Apr 27, 2018, 3:41:43 PM4/27/18
Understood. I would be interested in the new functions without the changes in the look though.
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