Gmail Has Been Reinvented and Brings You a World of New Functionalities

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This past April 25th Google  announced the release of a new face for Gmail! They updated several of the email features you already use, and added new tools to help you work faster and more efficiently. As Google fans (and G Suite resellers) we have decided to summarize the most thrilling improvements. 

1. Total email security and control
You know that Google has the most secure cloud infrastructure in the world and they take your data security seriously. Last month they introduced new phishing protections to help address Business email Compromise threats (BEC). This implementation has helped block 99.9 percent of malicious attempts by warning users or automatically moving messages to spam for them. Additionally you can now protect data even if a recipient’s email account has been hacked while the message is active.

But things have been taken to a whole new level...

Would Hillary Clinton may have avoided a scandal if she would have sent her emails with the new Gmail? Maybe… As now you can leave those ‘oops days’ behind! Google is now introducing the Gmail Confidential mode. With this  new approach to information protection, you’ll be able to protect sensitive content in your emails by creating expiration dates, and revoking previously sent messages! 

How to do it?
1. Activate the New Gmail Interface (check how at the end of this article)
2. Open a new message and before you're ready to sed it, click on the following icon at the bottom:

3. You'll get a pop up screen where you can set up an expiry date for your message and even enable an SMS code in order to be able to open the message

4. Once you have finished setting up your expiry date just click on "Save" and proceed to send your message
2. Accomplish more with less by... 
A.Dealing with each email at the right time
Take action faster by seeing and clicking attachments in your inbox before opening the message. You can also hover over the email (without having to click into them) to do things like RSVP to an invite, archive an email thread or snooze an email until the time do deal with it is right.

B. Staying on track in a single screen

Don’t get distracted! Eliminate the need of switching between tabs or apps to get your work done by using a new side panel in your inbox. With the side  panel you’ll be able to quickly reference, create or edit Calendar invites, capture ideas, manage to-dos, and access your Gmail Add-ons, in a single screen! 

C.Managing a to-do-list 
With the all-new Tasks on web, as well as new mobile apps you can handle work on the go, by creating tasks, sub-tasks, and even adding due dates with notifications. Furthermore you can drag and drop an email from Gmail into Tasks to create a to-do. Tasks with due dates can also appear in your Calendar. 

You can download the new Tasks mobile apps from the Google Play Store or iOS App Store today.

3. Eliminate clutter and FOMO (fear of missing out) 
Now you’ll be able to have the possibility of setting high-priority notifications for important messages, to keep interruptions to a minimum, from your phone!  Gmail can also recommend when to unsubscribe from mailing lists,  based on cues like how many emails you get from a sender and how many of them you actually read. 

Additionally with  Nudging, Gmail will proactively remind you to follow up or respond to messages, making sure you stay focused. 

4. Stay connected even when you’re not 
With Gmail Offline, you’ll be able to search, write, respond, delete, or archive messages, without network access  and you’ll be able to receive support as well. Just remember that Native offline support will only be available to users of the New Gmail. 

How to get the New Gmail? 

The all-new Gmail experience is available for businesses to start using today in the G Suite Early Adopter Program (EAP) and can be turned on in the Admin console. 

  1. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Appsand thenG Suiteand thenGmail.
  2. In User settings, scroll to New Gmail Early Adopter Program.
  3. Click Allow my users access to the new Gmail UI and features.
  4. Click Save. It may take up to one hour for changes to propagate to all users.
  5. After you’ve enabled the new Gmail EAP for your organization, your users will have the option to turn it on individually in their Gmail settings.

Want to tell us which features are the most exciting for you? Leave a comment below or contact us for further assistance! 


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