Gmail Redesign Brings Confidential Mode, Email Snoozing, and 'Nudges'

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So changes are important.

Gmail is the most popular email application in the world and with this much-needed visual refresh, along with a slew of new features Google plans to make the interface user-friendly.

Check out all of the new Gmail's changes on Google's blog post here.

Want to try some of these new features for yourself?

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For privacy and time-sensitive materials, Gmail will now let users add a "confidential" option to emails.

IRM on Gmail allows you to block the option to forward, copy, download or print messages.

The app is pretty simple.

Google Docs already offers a robust offline mode so you can work away from Wi-Fi. You can create and manage your task list in the app, and break down tasks into subtasks. And you can drag emails into Tasks to add them to your list.


Side-panel integration of other apps, like Google Calendar or third-party apps, is coming as well, which means you won't necessarily have to have those tools open in separate tabs.

Gmail is also making it easier to take actions on messages. Hovering over the pointer over a specific email would unveil buttons to delete, archive, mark as read and snooze the email.

You're supposed to be able to create your own email Bundles, too, although this didn't work as I has hoped in my testing. Google's David Thacker explains, "Using intelligence, unsubscribe suggestions appear based on cues like how many emails you get from a sender and how many of them you actually read". In other words, such emails are exclusively for the goal of comprehension by the receiver and will self-destruct at the precise set time.

You can start enjoying the new Gmail in your web browser today.


Mobile also has a few nifty new features, like high-priority notifications, or suggestions when to unsubscribe to certain newsletters.

For a while now, mobile users of Gmail have used something called "smart reply".

The e-mails themselves have received a slight makeover, though you'll still see threaded messages and have the ability to star those messages that are most important. In addition to this features, users can also now "snooze" emails. Confidential Mode allows users to protect confidential data even if the recipient's account has been hijacked while a confidential message is active. All you have to do is type the + sign and start typing until you see the contact information for the person you're looking for.

Despite all the helpful new bells and whistles, the new Gmail has some frustrating elements as well. Your tasks obviously sync across all your devices instantly and will be integrated with the core Gmail and Google Calendar experience. You can open it directly from the inbox. Keep isn't very complex overall. Gmail will also warn you if a mail is found to be potentially risky.


Essentially, Gmail's confidential emails aren't regular emails. "'Nudges" is another new feature which accompanies this new Gmail upgrade.

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