Gmail adds smart reply feature

Gmail adds smart reply feature

May 31, 2017

Gmail is making it easier to reply to emails on the go.

The latest update adds “Smart Reply,” which allows you to start a reply from a few short templates.

Per Google Play:

WHAT’S NEW

• Save time with Smart Reply: Tap one of the three options to start your response — hit send when done.

The app remains free on Google Play.

Gmail improves links safety via update

Gmail improves links safety via update

May 16, 2017

Gmail for Android has just added a simple fix that allows users to be jus a bit safer when handling links in emails.

WHAT’S NEW

• A warning prompt will be shown when clicking on suspicious links, helping you keep your account safe.

Gmail is still available for free.

Gmail App Adds Ability to Send Money

Gmail App Adds Ability to Send Money

Mar 16, 2017

It has been possible to send money via Gmail on the web; now the process gets a mobile touch-up with the latest update to Gmail for Android.

Now, according to the Google Play changelog, it is possible to send money to recipients in the app. To get the option, one need only tap the attachment symbol when composing an email, and then selecting “Send money” from the options.

Google Wallet is invoked, and one can get the money to the folks that need it after the amount is entered. One can also tack on a note if so desired.

As such, it seems as though Google Wallet setup is needed, but it might be a small price to pay for the convenience for some folks.

Gmail remains free on Google Play.

Gmail Unveils Nougat and Exchange-Specific Changes

Gmail Unveils Nougat and Exchange-Specific Changes

Mar 2, 2017

Gmail for Android is getting an update.

The first part is aimed at devices with at least Android OS 7.1; Now, users can long press the icon and go directly into composition, or they can select an account or even create a shortcut.

Also, for Exchange Account users, one can view, create, or edit tasks.

Gmail Gets an Update

Gmail Gets an Update

Dec 5, 2016

Gmail is coming a long with with regards to being the email app on Android, and its latest update should definitely be of note.

Per Google Play, it is now possible to edit text in line or copy-paste from the web while still keeping the original text formatting.

Gmail remains free on Google Play.

Gmail Improves Search on Non-Google Accounts

Gmail Improves Search on Non-Google Accounts

Oct 13, 2016

​Gmail for Android is looking to encourage Android users to use it with email accounts from other providers with its latest update.

It promises faster search results online or off, even with non-Google accounts.

Per the Play Store, it’s also easier to add accounts.

Lastly, the development team did some bug extermination.

Gmail remains free on Google Play.

[via Google Play]

Inbox by Gmail adds three new experiences

Inbox by Gmail adds three new experiences

Apr 20, 2016

In one fell swoop, Inbox is getting more functional and more intertwined with other Google services courtesy of an update announced today.

Starting today, you’ll discover three new experiences in Inbox—streamlined events, glanceable newsletters and saved links—that help you better keep track of things that matter to you and feel more in control.

Keep up with Google Calendar events
Events can be hard to keep track of in your inbox because details—and people’s plans—may change. Inbox now gathers emails from a single event together and shows you what’s changed at a glance. When you tap on an event, you’ll see a comprehensive overview, all in one place.

Stay on top of your favorite email newsletters
Similarly, it’s now easier to preview the newsletters you read often and click through to the articles that interest you most. And once you’ve taken a look at the latest, newsletters will minimize to save space in the inbox.

Store links to remember with “Save to Inbox”
Lastly, your inbox is much more than just the emails sent to you. Chances are you’ve emailed yourself a link or two (or three)—to an article you want to read later or a recipe you want to try. Now instead of sending yourself a bunch of separate emails, try the new “Save to Inbox” feature to easily save links for later.
Simply share the link to Inbox on Android or iOS, or use the new Inbox by Gmail Chrome extension on web. When you check your email, you’ll see your saved links grouped together in one place.

Inbox remains free on Google Play.

[via Official Gmail Blog]

“Gmailify” Hotmail and Yahoo Mail in the Android Gmail app

“Gmailify” Hotmail and Yahoo Mail in the Android Gmail app

Feb 27, 2016

In its quest to be a better email client, Gmail for Android recently started rolling out a new feature: the ability for folks that use other clients to use said clients and get some pertinent features available to Gmail users.

This new feature — the ability to “Gmailify” an external email account — is specifically geared towards Hotmail and Yahoo Mail, and opens up things like spam protection, Google Now and more.

Per the official Gmail post detailing the change:

We agree. So starting today, if you use Yahoo! Mail or Hotmail/Outlook.com, you now have the option to Gmailify your inbox.

Gmailify links your existing account to Gmail so that you get all the bells and whistles—spam protection, inbox organization and even Google Now cards based on your mail—without having to leave your current address behind.

All one needs to to get it going is to sign into the account in one’s Gmail, and then activate the Gmailify feature. And yes, if one doesn’t like it, one can unlink the email.

The update is rolling out now; Gmail remains free on the Play Store.

[via Official Gmail Blog]

Inbox Search Gets Faster

Inbox Search Gets Faster

Jan 26, 2016

Inbox by Gmail is working to get even better at providing results to users looking to find emails.

Per the Official Gmail Blog:

Starting today, Inbox includes a number of improvements to help you find answers even faster.

Answers at a glance
Now when you’re searching for a frequent flyer number or shipping status (for example), Inbox will show it at the top of search results–no more digging through individual emails to find what you’re looking for.

Get addresses, phone numbers, membership numbers, flights, events, bills, package tracking and more in seconds.

Streamlined search results
Underneath any quick answers, you’ll see a “Top results” section that orders emails by relevance. Below that is all the email results, ordered by date, but chances are you won’t have to look here often.

Inbox is available for free.

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[via Official Gmail Blog]

Inbox Gets Trip Bundle Enhancements and More

Inbox Gets Trip Bundle Enhancements and More

Dec 15, 2015

Inbox is getting some cool enhancements just in time for the holidays.

Per the Official Gmail Blog:

You’ve told us how much you love that Trip Bundles summarize all of the important info about your trip. So, starting this week, you’ll be able to share those summaries with friends and family with one tap.

You can also add emails to a trip (a top feature request!) using the Move to… menu, and view trips offline—perfect for when you’re on a plane or using spotty WiFi.

While you’re traveling, you might end up taking a lot of photos. Improved mobile attachments give you quick access to your recent photos, and let you attach multiple photos at once.

We hear the new stuff will be rolling out over the next week; Inbox remains free on Google Play.

[via Official Gmail Blog]

Google Calendar Adds Reminders

Google Calendar Adds Reminders

Dec 7, 2015

Google Calendar is getting smarter by way of a new build that is available now.

According the Official Gmail Blog, folks will be able to incorporate to-dos into their mobile workflows in a new way, and the really cool aspect is that the method integrates across Gmail, the aforementioned Google Calendar and Google Keep.

Excerpts from the post:

Now there’s a single way to manage your day: starting this week, you can create Reminders in Google Calendar to keep track of your to-dos alongside your scheduled events.

Reminders stick around
You might already create calendar entries to remind you to call the doctor or pick up groceries on the way home. But while those entries come and go, Reminders stick with you over time so you can track them until they are actually done. If a Reminder isn’t completed, it will appear at the top of your Calendar the next day. And the next. When you do finally call the doctor or pick up those necessities, just swipe the Reminder away … and you’re onto the next to-do.

Reminders help with the details
Another way Reminders are more useful than events is that Calendar adds things like phone numbers and addresses automatically. So if you add a Reminder to make a call or run an errand, the number or address will be right there when you need it. Just like Inbox by Gmail, Calendar uses information from your contacts, as well as Google’s knowledge graph to provide this extra bit of help.

Google Calendar, Keep and Gmail are all free on Google Play.

A video explaining the new system are below:

[via Official Gmail Blog]

Gmail Gets Improved Usability via Update

Gmail Gets Improved Usability via Update

Nov 13, 2015

Gmail for Android is getting an update which allows users to dissociate themselves from those pesky bulk emails — right from the app menu.

Directly from the Google Play page:

WHAT’S NEW

• Unsubscribe from eligible bulk mailing lists directly from the message menu

Gmail remains free on the Play Store.