Google has given Gmail an update to its interface and some of what it can do.
Gmail is now more tightly integrated with Calendar, Tasks and Keep. All three of those Google services are easily accessible from in the new Gmail interface from the right-side panel.
Google is also bringing some features from their Inbox app to the new Gmail interface. There are now quick actions that you can access from the main inbox, you can archive, delete, mark as read, RSVP to invites and snooze emails.
There’s also now something called nudges which will help you keep track of emails and prompt you to reply/follow-up on emails.
The new Gmail interface also has Smart replies, which are short messages and answers so you can quickly reply to emails without sending a lengthy message.
Google will also give users bolder, bigger and redder warnings when it comes to emails that look suspicious.
Also in the new update to Gmail is confidential mode, which disables the option to forward, copy, download or print messages. This is meant for emails with sensitive information. You’ll be able to set the message to expire after a certain period of time.
On the mobile side, the Gmail app will be getting the option to turn on notifications for high priority emails as well as suggestions to unsubscribe from newsletters you hardly read.
Some of the new features and the new Gmail interface will be rolling out over the next few weeks. If you want to check out the new Gmail now, go to the settings (the cog icon) and press where it says “Try the new Gmail”, you can switch back anytime.