Google has today announced that its “Send Money” feature in Gmail will be making its way to the UK over the course of the next few weeks. The service was first unveiled back in March, 2013, and has been exclusively available in the US ever since its launch in April, 2014.
Accessing Gmail in China through a web browser such as Chrome or Safari has been blocked for some time now, and earlier today the Chinese government revoked access to the mail service though both official and third-party mobile applications — making it practically impossible for the standard internet user to access.
Google has added a great function to Drive and Gmail that should speed up moving files between the two services. Now whenever you have an Office file in Gmail that you want to edit in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides, a single click will automatically convert the file into the appropriate Drive app for you to begin editing immediately. Plus, you get all the extra useful features of Google’s office suite, including having a full file history to fall back on.
If you frequently get sent Office attachments in your email, this change should help speed up your work immediately.
Inbox was the Gmail team’s method of taking a fresh approach on sorting and managing your email inbox, and so far it seems like it’s gone over smoothly with most users. Inbox hit the market at a time when people expect their apps and services to work flawlessly regardless of what platform they were currently using, so Google’s team of engineers had to figure out the best way to make an app that worked well on the web, plus Android and iOS.
Still trying to snag an Inbox invite? Google is guaranteeing you an invite today through their Inbox Happy Hour. All you have to do is email your invite request to firstname.lastname@example.org between 3 and 4 pm PT and you will get your invite by 5 pm PT. That’s all there is to it. A lot easier than trying to order a Nexus 6, and it won’t cost you a penny.
We’ve known for some time that Google has been working on a rather hefty update for its official Gmail mobile application and today, thanks to Android Police, it’s finally available to download by way of a production-signed APK.
The next time you visit calendar.google.com, you may notice some slight changes.
Earlier this week Google introduced a new alternative to email clients, and their Gmail platform in particular, with the launch of a new product called Inbox. The app is supposed to represent a new way for processing email and tasks and has been described as a melding of Gmail and Google Now. Inbox has also proven to be very popular with technology early adopters as people clamor for invites to be able to try out the new platform. If you are fortunate enough to already be in on the Inbox fun, you may want to head over to the Chrome Web Store to grab the desktop web client for Inbox.