Why should Facebook be the only network that is changing? About a month ago, Gmail launched some new features that it started rolling out as an option to it’s users. You can select the prompt in your inbox to upgrade to the new look, but it will be rolled out anyway in the coming weeks so you’ll eventually have no choice anyway.
The update is primarily a cosmetic one with a few key things changing; all outlined below.
The first thing you’ll notice is that the inbox view is much cleaner and you can actually select how crowded the list of recent emails look to you. There are three options – Comfortable, Cozy or Compact. Nice alliteration? Nice on the eyes is more like it.
The screen for our inbox is now adjustable to fit in any screen. So, if you make your screen smaller you’ll still see your entire inbox in the screen. Your menus on the left is also minimized by default and readjusts when you hover over the menu – no scrolling here!
You can upload and edit a profile picture and you can now use HD images as your background. Not a big deal, but makes you wonder where this is going with the other Google products/services.
No longer a basic forward email, now you can interact with your friends as a group in a chat-like interface. You can see the chain of responses in the main area of the screen and all of the people in the chat along the right side.
Everyone has lost an email or have had to dig through loads of archived emails to find part of a conversation, but this search will be cut short with the search engine’s new features helping you find emails faster. The predictive search feature automatically fills in the search field based on what you’ve typed so far and what you have in your inbox and it also provides a new search filter as well.