Inbox by Gmail has been around for almost two years, and while it continues to exist alongside Gmail, it’s easy to see that Google engineers see Inbox as the email app of the future. New features are being added on a regular basis, and with each one, it’s slowly becoming smarter and easier to use. Here are five…
Not all emails are what they seem. Many messages come with embedded code designed to tell the sender when (and even where) you open them up. It’s a trick often used by marketing companies to work out if you’re actually paying any attention to them, but there are ways of spotting this kind of email tracking.
Everyone’s stoked about Pokémon Go, but if you’re a privacy conscious player on iOS, you might not like the fact that Pokémon Go (and Ingress, for that matter) has complete access to everything in your Google account. Good news though, you can revoke that access.
A report from Reuters suggests that over 270 million hacked email credentials—including those from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo—are circulating among Russian digital crime rings.
Sometimes, people don’t get your joke—and that seems to have happened to Google today. Its joke Mic Drop feature in Gmail, which muted the conversation and sent out a silly gif, seems to have caused more stresses than smiles. Now, Google has backpedalled and scrapped the prank.
Google is now offering Yahoo and Hotmail/Outlook users the opportunity to “Gmailify” their accounts. It might be shocking to the Gmail-centric mainstream, but there are millions of people still using these email services. Not only do they use them—but they use them with the Gmail app their iOS and Android devices.
Yahoo has added a new feature to its Mail app that allows you to integrate your entire Gmail account into the webmail service — even enabling you to search and find attachments.
We all have that list of, like, ten people who email us about crap we don’t care about — or just don’t want to see. Now, with two clicks, Gmail will let you block them from ever showing up in your inbox again. This is progress!
Gmail’s Undo Send feature gives users of Google’s free email service up to 30 seconds to change their mind on a sent email before it leaves their outbox. But a new Chrome extension called Dmail lets you send messages with a self-destruct timer—or the ability to remotely delete them whenever you want.
Gmail’s spam filters have always been pretty good, but now they’re getting a shot in the arm. Google’s rolling out its artificial neural network technology, currently used in the likes of its Search and Now apps, to help reduce the weight of unwanted email even further.
The handful of themes offered by Gmail have let you make your inbox look less like a faceless, nameless sprawl of email and more like something you actually enjoy gazing at. And now, Google has added hundreds of photos and new theme options that are going to make it look much better.
How many careers, friendships, and marriages will be saved by Gmail’s Undo Send feature? We’ll never know. It’s remarkable that it took six years for Google to bring it out of beta, and more remarkable that it still isn’t turned on by default. But before Google tackles that feature request, I’ve got another…
Over the last few days, the internet has gone (slightly alarmingly) crazy for a new Gmail feature that lets you unsend your email, sort of. But really, this is old news — America Online had a better version of the same feature back when people still called it electronic mail.
This week we’re celebrating the arrival of an undo send option in Gmail. But one did not always simply unsend an email — in fact, just last year, Goldman Sachs had to get a court order before Google would unsend an email full of sensitive data that had mistakenly arrived in the inbox of the wrong person.
I’ve got 300+ GB of photos and videos sitting on a couple hard drives. I never look at them. I’ve never found the time to organize them. They just sit there. The new Google Photos claims it can fix that. It’s like Gmail for your photos, the company whispers.
Giphy’s great new Chrome extension builds an animated image search engine right into your editor. I’m freaking out.
Gmail just got a lot better on Android devices. Finally, after years of gripes, you can finally look at all of your email accounts at once with a new unified inbox. It even looks prettier, too!
I'm writing this in an email draft right now. I love Gmail's auto-saving drafts a lot. Putting stuff in drafts makes it easily accessible and searchable. I know I'm not alone in compulsively saving things in "drafts" that aren't emails. What's the strangest thing you've got saved?