Gmail is rolling out the biggest makeover since 2011!
Asides from the mild design change:
You also get a couple of cool features. One of my favorites is:
Personally, this is the biggest addition so far! The new Gmail now sports a confidential mode that makes it possible to set an expiry date on emails or better still make them disappear!
Now, if you have something sensitive you plan on sending in an email but are also worried about it surfacing 20 years from now, well, you can click on the lock icon at the bottom of an email to turn on Confidential mode.
Did I mention that this feature also prevents people from copying, forwarding, downloading and printing the emails you send them?
Google Apps Integration
Another addition is the ability to access Google apps— like Calendar— from the side panel of the web version
Snooze that email!
This little feature would let you archive, delete, mark as unread or snooze an email by just hovering over them
Reminders for people like me
Now, if you are like me —and by that, I mean, you always forget to reply emails on time—then you are definitely going to love this one! Google has added a nudging feature which acts as a reminder mechanism. It would display a reminder next to the email that hasn’t been responded to, yet.
Smart reply comes to the web
Google is also integrating a smart reply option when you open an email — this isn’t new to Gmail app users, though.
Like the Verge pointed out, while the majority of Google’s overhaul is focused on Gmail on the web, Google is also making some adjustments to the mobile app, so you get the high-priority notifications and one-tap unsubscribe prompt.
So, how can you access all these goodies? By clicking on the Settings in the top-right corner, then selecting Try the new Gmail option. This isn’t available to everyone, yet, so:
Who’s excited? God knows I am!