Gmail gets new design and new features
Gmail will get a new look and new features in the near future. The innovations will be tested in the next weeks.
Google is giving Gmail a new design. In the coming weeks, the web front end is at least for experimental testers fresher and tidier present and get some new features, as the US IT news site The Verge reports.
So there will be future functions for the web frontend like Smart Reply (AI-based Gmail proposes here on the basis of the last mails with the appropriate contact some short answers, which the user can then select with a finger pressure) and Snooze (the mails will then appear at a later date that you can set again in the Inbox folder). In addition, Gmail should generally get offline support (while the mails are stored on the computer for offline access).
The Google Calendar should be available after the update directly from the Gmail frontend. For this, Google adds a new sidebar to the right of Gmail where the calendar can fit. The user should be able to choose between three layouts, one of which highlights attachments. Another of the three upcoming Gmail layouts, on the other hand, is intended to show a compact summary list that is closest to the current Gmail view.
First of all, users of the G-Suite and private Gmail will be offered the Gmail update as part of an early-access program. During this test phase, Google wants to test compatibility with problematic Chrome extensions. Later, all users of the free Gmail will enjoy the new features.
Instagram – New features available now
Instagram now offers some new features. These will do the common good good and strengthen the inner bond. Definitely. No fun aside, the new features of Instagram have long been desired by the community and on the one hand to better refer to interests and on the other hand they prevent frustration when the post no longer appears in the timeline after reboot.
The latter is talking about some changes that Instagram announced on the user feeds, but before you get too excited, no, it’s not a return of the chronological feed. However, Instagram will begin placing newer posts at the top of the feed so that “your feed feels fresher and you do not mess up the moments that matter to you,” as the announcement says. In addition, the feed is no longer updated automatically and jumps back up. Instead, users can tap on a “New Posts” button that takes you to the top of the feed.
In addition, Instagram now allows users to link both hashtags and profile links in their bios. If you enter a “#” or “@” in the biography, it automatically becomes a live link leading to a hashtag or profile page.
In that sense, the function makes sense – after all, part of the success of Instagram depends on the ubiquitous use of hashtags. It is great, by the way, if you link to the account of another person, this receives a notification. She then has the option to remove the link from the profile. It is a good security measure that will certainly reduce the abuse of this feature.