"The new Gmail is here"
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The new Gmail is here
Gmail is getting a face lift.
Google is giving the email service its first major update in years and here's what to look out for.
You'll now be able to click and preview attachments without opening the entire email thread.
Hovering over a message also gives you options like archiving or snoozing it with a timer.
And confidential mode lets you set expiration dates for messages.
You can also prompt for an SMS passcode for an extra layer of authentication for your sensitive emails.
Once the timer expires, the message disappears.
But artificial intelligence is behind some of the biggest changes Including nudging.
It's bad news for procrastinators as Gmail will bug you to respond to messages.
But it's good news for the lazy because smart reply lets you click to send a short automated reply.
You might already use this feature if you access Gmail on mobile.
AI will also help you unsubscribe from pesking mailing lists if you don't actually read the messages, and turning on high priority notifications means you'll only get pinged when an important message comes through.
Finally, you'll also see a new side panel that has your calendar, tasks, and more.
These new features are coming to G Suite users once your admin turns it on.
But if you're a personal Gmail user, go to settings and select try new Gmail with some of the features like confidential mode appearing over the next few weeks.
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