Gmail has revamped the way in which users write emails
The world’s most popular email client, Gmail, has revamped the way in which users write emails. Drew explains the benefits and how to reverse the change.
The online email client landscape has changed drastically in the last few years with Gmail overtaking Hotmail as the number one most used email facility in the world. Hotmail reacted earlier this year by completely changing their layout to make it more in-line with Gmail. Gmail responded this week by changing the ‘compose’ feature from opening in a new page, to a windowed box on the same page.
Benefits of the new ‘Compose’
- The user can compose an email while having any other email open behind for reference.
- Simple design
- No need to load a new page
How to switch back to the old ‘Compose’
Start by opening your Gmail account
On the left-hand side, click ‘Compose’
At the bottom right-hand corner of the current window, click on the downward facing arrow.
From the drop-down window, click on ‘Temporarily switch back to old compose’.
A pop-up window will ask you to confirm this. Click on ‘Temporarily switch back’
Experts are predicting that while Gmail has forced each user to use the new feature, they will allow both versions to remain in place for a large portion of time, or even indefinitely.
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