Gmail updates functionality to make email easier

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In recent years, the Google-owned Gmail has overtaken the Microsoft-owned Hotmail as the world’s most used email service. While Gmail has kept things ‘as is’ over the past few years, the latest update for desktops is of great significance to those used to a more traditional setup in Microsoft Outlook.

Prior to the latest update, right-clicking on a message in your inbox gave you a drop-down list with limited options. This new update has fully re-worked what appears in the drop-down list, now allowing users to ‘Reply’, ‘Reply all’, ‘Forward’, ‘Archive’, ‘Delete’, ‘Mark as unread’ or ‘Snooze’ the email. Furthermore, you can ‘Move to’, ‘Label as’ the email, or even ‘Mute’ the sender through this method.


What do you think of the new changes? Will you start right-clicking messages a lot more? What would you like to see Gmail change in the future?

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Written by Drew

Starting out as a week of work experience in 2005 while studying his Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University, Drew has never left his post and has been with the company ever since, working on the websites digital needs. Drew has a passion for all things technology which is only rivalled for his love of all things sport (watching, not playing).


Total Comments: 2
  1. 0

    Yes – this is a great innovation as it makes things much simpler.

  2. 0

    Gmail, innovative – as always. Tried and true format(s) that have won our loyalty over a decade and a half. The odd challenge of any new change deflects complacency and ultimately serves as more ‘user friendly’.



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