Yesterday Gmail turns 15. When Google launched it who thought it would become one of its most successful products to date.
G Suite’s journey began 15 years ago with the introduction of Gmail in 2004. Since then Gmail has become a secure approach to emails.
To celebrate its fifteen birthday, Gmail announced some minor updates and new features that bring greater efficiency and assistance. It includes: Smart Compose function and giving users the ability to schedule emails i.e. letting users schedule a time for their emails to send.
Google unveiled the Smart Compose feature in May 2018 which suggests ways to finish the sentence. But this updated version, “can now adapt to the way you write,” says Google.
“Smart Compose can now adapt to the way you write. For example, if you prefer to greet your teams with a friendly, “Hey team,” it can help you stay true to your voice. It can even suggest a subject line based on the body of the message you’ve written.”- says Google
Google says Smart Compose has saved people from typing “over 1 billion characters each week’.
Another update is, Gmail has now the ability to schedule messages. Write your email copy as you normally would, then schedule it to the date and time you want your recipients to receive it.
You can do this by clicking the arrow next to the “Send” button in the compose window. It will bring a drop-down menu that lets you schedule an email to be sent at a later time.
Until now, you needed a third-party application to do this, but now you directly do it into Gmail.
Google is positioning the new feature as a digital wellness tool. “We understand that work can often carry over to non-business hours, but it’s important to be considerate of everyone’s downtime,” Jacob Bank, director of Product Management, G Suite, said. “We want to make it easier to respect everyone’s digital well-being, so we’re adding a new feature to Gmail that allows you to choose when an email should be sent.”
The new updates are available on all Android devices and will arrive on iOS devices soon.