The NEW Gmail Look
Gmail has gotten a facelift that includes some new features.
Created by Scott Aten, May 24, 2018
Google is constantly updating and improving their products. About a week into my training the staff on our transition from Outlook to Gmail, Google announced that Gmail would be getting a new look with some new features. Rather than change all my training midway through, I decided to continue to train you all in what is now referred to as “Classic” Gmail and wait to show you the “new” gmail until everyone had a chance to start using Gmail. There are many nice features of the “new” Gmail and this article will highlight them.
What is new in the “new” Gmail: [watch the video]
- New “Compose” button - works the same just looks different
- Quick action buttons - hover over an email and you now have the option to archive, delete, mark as read/unread, or snooze the email.
- Snooze Emails - You must have conversation view on for this to work. Hitting snooze on an email takes it out of your inbox for a period of time you designate, then it returns to the inbox at that time.
- Suggested replies - at the bottom of your emails will be some suggested replies that you can use based on the content of the email.
- Show or hide the left menu - to make room for previewing email, you can expand or shrink your inbox view by clicking the three lines in the upper left corner.
- View Calendar, Tasks, Keep & Add-ons - a new right menu allows you to quickly and easily access these tools.
To make the change to this “new’ gmail, simply click the settings gear and select “Try the new Green Local Schools mail”. This should not be confused with our transition from Outlook to Gmail. What this means is try the “new” Gmail look and features.
I think once you try this new look, you will agree that it is an improvement over the previous “classic” look of Gmail.
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Green Local Schools
Tech Integration Team