Automatic Translation Is Just One of Gmail's Newest Tricks

Google released the latest iteration of Gmail today which boasts a trio of new features designed to help you get a handle on your inbox. Here's what's new.

The Automatic Translation feature, which was an immediate hit with the Apps for Business community, has graduated from Gmail Labs and is now a standard Gmail offering. Any message in a language other than your own will display a translation option in the message header.

Speaking of headers, another new feature is Title Tweaks. When you have unread messages, the Gmail browser tab will display that count so you don't have to keep flipping back to the page when waiting for an important email.

Finally, the Smart Mute option has also been promoted from the lab. This feature will demote "noisy" threads and keep them from continually clogging your inbox.

To make room for these new additions, Gmail has scrapped several rarely used features. Old Snakey, Mail Goggles, Mouse Gestures, Hide Unread Counts, Move Icon Column, Inbox Preview, Custom Date Formats and the widget for SMS in Chat have all been put to pasture. [Google via Ubergizmo]