An important update is underway with regards to Gmail : emails are arriving that are not only capable of self -updating , but also of self- destructing . But there is also much more: the implementation of the service will include the update of the emails after their dispatch and the possibility of “postponing” the reading of the messages . Of course, there will also be updates in terms of security , since more and more companies are choosing the Google suite also for managing their mail.
What makes this update particularly important is that it is the first truly massive update that Gmail has undergone since 2011 . As for the availability of the new options , it looks like it will be phased out over the next few weeks.
Let’s find out in more detail all the news that Gmail will be putting in place in the coming months:
Confidential mode :
this is an option that allows you to send and revoke messages that contain confidential information, or to set a deadline, after which the emails will self-destruct. This deadline can be one day, one week, one or three months or five years. It is also important to underline that the recipients of emails in confidential mode will not be able to download, forward, copy or paste or even print the content and that, as an additional security measure, the sender can ask the recipient to authenticate himself before being able to view the email. . This is an important security implementation, and one that could prove critical especially if the recipient’s account has been hacked.
Security notifications :
they will be completely redesigned. Gmail will mark potentially dangerous emails with notifications and warnings in bold, so as to prevent the user from clicking on messages that could pose risks.
Gmail Nudge :
This is an AI-powered feature that reminds you to reply to emails that may be pending. The Nudge function may also remember to follow up on emails that have already been sent and which may require further communications. These messages will appear at the top of your Inbox.
Smart Reply :
the function provides for the suggestion of three replies based on the content of the email received. It had already been launched last year on the Gmail mobile app, and will now also be translated to the web version to allow users to save time in managing messages.
High Priority :
High priority notifications should only identify truly important messages. According to Gmail, this feature will also recommend subscribing to specific mailing lists on the user’s browsing habits and email use.
Gmail Postpone :
simply by hovering the mouse over a message in the inbox, you can activate the Snooze icon to postpone reading to a more appropriate time.
The new Gmail functions can be activated via the settings panel . You can then try logging into your account and clicking on the gear icon at the top right to find out if the redesign is already available. The ” Try the new Gmail ” button at the top of the menu is the signal that the account has been updated and that all the new features are therefore usable.