With all of the changes that Google has been rolling out to their Gmail platform in the last few weeks, one is under the hood but likely a welcome addition. One of the more annoying situations one may have to deal with is losing Internet access and if a platform does not offer an offline option, a user can be stuck dead in the water. Google is addressing that with a new offline mode for Gmail so that users can continue working with their messages even when Internet access has been interrupted.
The new offline settings can be found in the Settings menu of Gmail. A new tab is included labeled “Offline”. A single option is presented initially that gives a user the option to turn on the feature. Once that is done, several more options are presented, like how many days worth of emails should be stored on the computer – 7, 30 or 90 day options are available; whether attachments should also be downloaded; and what should be done with the downloaded data once a user logs out of their account, either leaving it on the computer or removing it.
If you have a regular Gmail account and are interested in turning on this feature, go to the settings to see if it is available. Googles seems to be rolling this out pretty quickly, so odds are good it is waiting there for you. If you have a G Suite account, you will have to wait for your administrator to turn on this feature.