Another one of Google’s products has reached the illustrious mark of 1 billion monthly active users. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced the milestone for Gmail during its quarterly earnings report earlier today.
Late last year, Inbox, Google’s new mailbox for emails, gained a new functionality where the app would scan the screen and come up with a list of suggested quick replies. This has been one of the most talked about features to ever come to the app and is a personal favorite among many. Today, Inbox is receiving another trick in which the app can pull out bits of important information to help you find answers in no time.
Google has confirmed, although they have issued no comment, that business unit assignments have shifted around some within the search giant impacting two key executives. The moves signal an apparent desire by Google to ramp up its focus on virtual reality solutions and at the same time move some consumer oriented solutions to be better positioned for the enterprise space. Read more
Among the most common tasks done with a phone or tablet is sending and receiving emails. Items are going to and from your email account throughout the day, so managing them can be difficult depending upon the email client used. We’re all Google fans around here, but let’s face it, sometimes the Gmail app pre-installed on our devices doesn’t meet all of our needs.
Some options found in the Play Store aim to make your email smarter and more efficient, while others take a more organized and administrative approach, including neat tools like a built-in calendar or file browser. Whatever your needs might be, Android has an email client for you.
Google has officially brought a Gmail Labs feature into the standard Gmail service after several years of testing. The Undo Send function will now be available to everyone who uses Gmail on the web and will give you a short time frame to undo sending an email. Pretty cool new feature. Read more
Google’s Gmail app for Android has gotten some extra new security features that will be very important for those of you using a Yahoo! or Microsoft account. The new update brings Oauth support for both accounts, bringing the security of using those email addresses closer to what you’ll typically experience with Gmail.
Oauth allows users to take advantage of two-step authentication and Google’s account recovery process, both of which are staple security features in 2015. If you use either a Yahoo! or Microsoft mail account in your Gmail app, keep an eye out for this update over the next few days. Read more
The Inbox by Gmail app was an attempt by Google to start re-thinking the traditional mail client and how users maintain control over their incoming email. Despite a lot of positive buzz at launch, users quickly discovered several limitations and sizable numbers went back to the Gmail client. New information shows the development team is working on at least a couple of the more critical issues that troubled users. Read more