Gmail keeps getting better and better! This year alone, Google has done so many updates to it famous email service that we almost have lost track of the exciting new features and changes. Gmail new updates are meant to boost the performance of the service as well as improve the user experience across different devices.
Gmail new updates
If we look back to the earlier Gmail updates in 2018, there were some major changes in the outlook as well as the functionality of the service. There were big upgrades to the outlook of the main page along with a host of other changes. We have discussed the major Gmail updates in 2018 in an earlier post, this new post is about the Gmail new updates that have taken place after the major overhaul to Gmail earlier this year.
So let’s get to know what the Gmail new updates all about.
Gmail removes Contacts icon from the Classic Version
Since launching Google contacts as a product in 2016, Google is trying to boost it with many upgrades and features. In the recent big update to Gmail, Google removed the Contacts icon that was embedded in Gmail drop-down list in the top left corner of the UI.
The reason Google gave for this change was to give a new experience to users as far as the Contacts are concerned. Now the users will have to access their contacts from contacts.google.com; a dedicated area where they can manage their contacts.
Now Google has announced that it is removing the Contacts icon from the older version of Gmail as well. This means that the users who use older versions of Gmail can now access their contacts by typing the URL. Another method to access contacts is to log into your Google account and open the contact app directly from your Google account.
It is useful to mention here that as the Gmail new updates keep rolling out, the older versions will close down after a certain period of time. The users using GSuite will be migrated to the latest version of Gmail on September 18th. However, they can still use the older versions of GSuite until October 16th.
You can now turn off Conversation View in Gmail Android and iOS applications
Not all Gmail new updates are welcomes by the users. When the conversation view was first launched, some users loved it while others didn’t like it at all. Although there was an easy way turn off conversation view in the desktop version of Gmail, the mobile applications were devoid of this function.
With a Gmail new update, there is very good news for the Gmail mobile app users. Now they can turn off the conversation view from their Android and iOS devices. So now, you will be able to view every single email separately as it arrives on your mobile device.
If you liked the conversation view, you can keep the mode on for yourself. However, it is better to check the Gmail new updates; Google knows what’s best for the users so there is a reason why they have allowed the users to turn the conversation view off. Try it once on your mobile device and see if it gets easier to view and read your emails as they come to your inbox.
So these were to the two exciting Gmail new updates that we wanted to let you know about. Use your Gmail and let us know about your experience with these new updates in the comments below.