New Gmail Features It has been months since Gmail has gotten any changes but it finally got a minor update. When I saw all of the emails in my Inbox regarding the updated Gmail I was hoping for the best, which would be integration between many of their products. That’s not exactly what happened though.

There are 5 new features that Gmail has and the most prominent one would be pictured to the right. There is no longer a “More Options” link instead there is a “Show/Hide Details” link and that only shows you the detailed information about the email. The Reply, Forward, Delete, and all of those links are placed into an easy-access menu in the upper-right corner of the email. I do think that I like this a little more than before.

The other 4 features as listed on the What’s New page are:

  • Embarrassment-reducing new message notifications – Ever replied to a message only to find out that someone sent a better, smarter reply right before you? Now, if someone sends a reply while you’re in the middle of reading a conversation (or replying to it), you’ll get a notification that a new message has arrived. Click “update conversation” to see what you’ve missed.
  • Forward all – When viewing a conversation, use the new â€

There Are 10 Comments

  1. I would like to see Google Calendar get a todo list, and integrate that with gmail.

  2. True. I am waiting for such an integration to happen before I could fully move over to Google. Calendar, Notebook, Docs & Spreadsheets are a must for me. Picasa and Reader additions would be nice too.

  3. Perhaps integration is what Sergey Brin meant when he recently said that Google would focus on “Features, not products.”

    I sure hope so. Google has all the puzzle pieces. They just need to put them together.

  4. Hey! That’s my name in those screen shots! How dare you!

  5. I took a survey from Google a few weeks back and some of the new features were what I had suggested. It’s nice to know that Google listens.

  6. Andrew wrote:
    Hey! That’s my name in those screen shots! How dare you!

    Ha, didn’t realize it showed your name there. :)

    CoryC wrote:
    I took a survey from Google a few weeks back and some of the new features were what I had suggested. It’s nice to know that Google listens.

    Google does seem to listen to what users want but sometimes I think it is hard for them to satisfy everyone. I have read several people saying they want it back the old way (specifically with the Reply drop-down menu).

  7. I never got any emails about the new features, so I did not even notice them until you mentioned it here.

    Thanks Ryan…That is all part of why I read your blog every day! :D

  8. It always make me happy to hear that I have brought news to someone that they may not have noticed. We love loyal readers like you. :)

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