Google has recently rolled out some major updates to its services. From changing the commenting system on YouTube videos, to the editing functionalities added to Drive, Google seems to be keen on updating its arsenal to meet up its users needs. I have already reviewed some of these updates that have a direct relevance to us in education which you can find either in this page or this one. However, today I am sharing with you a list of updates Gmail has recently added . These new features are important for every Gmail user. Check them out below.
1- A New Look for The Gamil App in iPad
If you hold your iPad in landscape mode, you’ll immediately notice the new left hand navigation bar, which allows you to quickly switch between inbox categories, or between multiple accounts, with a single tap. To help you get through your email faster, you’ll also see a new message counter for each category.
2- Attachments in Gmail Now with The Power of Google Drive
You’re probably used to downloading email attachments, but each of those files takes time to download, eats up space on your device, and can get buried deep inside your “Downloads” folder. With today’s update to Gmail, you can skip that whole process. Instead, you can view attachments and save files directly to Google Drive without ever leaving Gmail, making it easy to access them later from whatever device you’re on—computer, phone or tablet…. learn more about this feature here.
3- Take even more actions right from your inbox
Gmail’s quick action buttons help you stay on top of your busy schedule by surfacing important information as “buttons” that appear in your inbox, and now, you’ll see even more buttons to get you through this action-packed season. If you’re an avid uploader of YouTube and Vimeo videos, you can view finished uploads with a single click with the new “View video” button. Similarly, you can also speedily open a Dropbox folder or Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides that have been shared with you…. learn more about thrse features here.
4- Handwriting input comes to Gmail and Google Docs
Whether you’re a student trying to include a foreign phrase in your paper or an international consultant hoping to begin your message with a friendly local greeting, now you’ll be able to use your own handwriting to input words directly into Gmail and Google Docs with your mouse or trackpad…learn more about this feature here.