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Gmail users are now having an option to preview their emails while reading other mails and also replying to others. This new feature by Google is known as Preview Pane and is available in Gmail labs tab.
We all know what Gmail Labs is? Yes its Gmail‘s playground where new and innovative features are tested and rolled out for the universal audience to try for themselves. Since its a laboratory, not all labs experiments prove successful and some are thrown out. That’s what precisely has happened as Google have removed 5 features from the Labs. Yes, a few features have been added as well, 6 to be precise. More after the break.
Well Well Well, Google does have something else buzzing on their mind besides Google Buzz. You do know that Gmail has its own Labs where Google tries new features for Gmail. Here is something you don’t know and you need to add it to your dictionary – Google has rolled out a Labs feature for Google Maps and is calling Google Maps Labs. Currently it has nine new features waiting for your trial. Features listed after the jump.
Today Google introduced a Gmail feature, which allows you to email their task lists. This can be done by simply choosing the new “email task list” option found in the actions menu. When a user clicks on this option, Gmail will open a new compose window with the contents of your current task list. It works in each task list view – My Order, Sort by Date, and Completed.
The offered feature export solution which doesn’t kill trees: emailing a task list. Like most Tasks features, “Email task list” can be found in the Actions menu.
Clicking on it will open a new compose window with the contents of your current task list. This works in all views.
to email your mom to explain why you’ve been so busy and haven’t been able to return her calls, just choose “View completed tasks” from the Actions menu, then “Email task list” and send away.
This is pretty useful in the sense that I can now e-mail my wife proof of what I have done while she’s at work. Well, it’s virtual proof anyway.
And, in a sign of just how Twitter-happy Google is becoming, the Gmail team has set up a Google Tasks account on Twitter here.
Google launched the Gmail Labs as a forum for delivering useful features that might not be quite ready for prime time. Google claimed that the most popular and viable Labs features would graduate and that some of the less used, less viable features would be discarded.
Yesterday, Google announced that Tasks is been one of the experimental Gmail features and its the first gradute from Labs.
I’m proud to announce that Tasks is in that first bucket — it’s been one of the most popular experimental Gmail features and it’s now the first graduate from Labs. said James Watts, Software Engineer at Google.
Accessing Tasks is very easy. Just click “Tasks” under the contacts link above the chat list. Even there is no need to turn it on from the Labs tab anymore.
Tasks was introduced in Dec 2008. Since the launch Google is continuously improving it. Google describes the improvements as below:
We believe simple and fast is best, so we’ve been working to make Tasks more responsive and get basic interactions working better: we’ve added mobile and gadget views, made improvements to task editing and management, launched in more languages, and integrated with Google Calendar. We’ve also added a printable view for those people compelled to do things away from their computers or mobile devices. said James Watts, Software Engineer at Google.
Google has considered the positive feedback about Gmail Labs. Google claimed that testing something in Labs is a good way to help decide whether it should become a regular part of Gmail or not. Users can add Labs features to their calendar too which will let them see which of their contacts are currently in meeting or World Clock, which will help the users to keep track of different timezones when they schedule meetings.
For more information take a look at Google Apps Blog.
The new feature in Gmail Labs: Inbox preview would definitely please those Gmail users having slow internet connection. Earlier you had to stare a blank white screen while the process bar was loading, with new inbox preview feature you can get a glimpses of 10 most recent emails subject lines in plain text format, during Gmail is loading.
While Gmail is loading, a simple, static preview of your inbox with your ten most recent messages is displayed. Turn it on from the Labs tab under Settings, and if you’re on a slow connection you’ll know from the start if it’s worth the wait.
Steps to enable Inbox preview :
Login to Gmail.
Go to the following path Setting –> Labs tab and scroll down to locate “Inbox preview ”.
Next time you login into Gmail and if you’re on a slow connection you be able to see the your mails and can make out from the start if it’s worth waiting.
Google just announced a new Gmail Labs feature that’s actually useful, especially in multinational enterprises: the ability to automatically translate e-mail messages into any of 41 supported languages.
Google’s Darren Lewis announced that Google’s automatic translation technology has been integrated directly into Gmail. To use the new feature, users simply enable Message Translation from the Labs tab under Settings, and then set it to the language in which you wish to receive messages.
It’s a great move, especially for users who in the past needed to cut and paste messages into Google Translate in order to see what their multinational partners or customers had to say. And it’s much more useful than being forced to do math problems before a message can be sent.
If all parties are using Gmail, you can have entire conversations in multiple languages with each participant reading the messages in whatever language is most comfortable for them. This feature is of everyday use to help you out with teammates around the globe.
Gmail Labs is a way for Gmail users to take lots of the ideas that are not picked normally and let Gmail users to decide whether they’re good or not.
So most of us were so excited to see emoticons in Gmail and even started taking a bit longer to compose that special mail and adding the right emoticon in it.
Google has made this task even more time consuming but entertaining for you by adding 100’s of more emotions.
As after the successful launch of emoticons for mail, Gmail Labs has successfully captured the entirety of human expression in 19 different faces, important representatives of the animal kingdom such as and , emoticons for both love () and brokenheart (), and, well, a pile of .
The new feature in Gmail Labs, Extra Emoji, adds dozens of these different colorful icons as possibilities to send via Gmail.
New Labs feature: Extra Emoji, the colorfully animated emoticons. To enable the Extra Emoji what you have to do is, just simply go to the Labs tab under Settings, enable “Extra Emoji,” and have that glass of you’ve been dreaming about. Ask your in-laws about the fluffiness factor of their pet . Become a meteorologist and start predicting . Dance like you mean it .
Below is a list of some of the Emoticons to help you find out which of your favorite emotion is in which tab:
Gmail has come out with yet another cool new Labs feature: suggested recipients. To paraphrase Google, this function will help you avoid forgetting people in group emails. It does this by ‘remembering’ the names and addresses that you frequently include on the same message. For example, work emails going to a team of colleagues, or email messages going to the same group of friends.
Gmail will suggest people you might want to include based on the groups of people you email most often. So if you always email your mom, dad, and sister together, and you start composing a message to your mom and dad, Gmail will suggest adding your sister. Enter at least two recipients and any suggestions will show up like this:
In order to make it work, you need to enable this feature in your Gmail Labs, which you can find in your settings page. From then on, you can add contacts by just clicking on their name in the suggested list.
Gmail’s "Suggest more recipients" feature will significantly decrease common multiple message sending problem like mistakenly left someone important out of an email, or avoid spent too much time trying to decide who from your long list of contacts to include.
I’ve already enabled this feature, will you too?
Gmail is a new kind of webmail, built on the idea that email can be more intuitive, efficient, and useful.. Gmail Labs is a way for us to take lots of the ideas we wouldn’t normally pick and let you all (who use Gmail) decide whether they’re good or not. Gmail may be used by millions of people every day.
Now you no longer have to use workarounds to put images into your messages or attach images when you really want to inline them. Just turn on "Inserting images" from the Labs tab under Settings, and you’ll see a new toolbar icon like this:
Make sure you’re in rich formatting mode, or it won’t show up. Click the little image icon, and you can insert images in two ways: 1. By uploading image files from your computer or 2. By providing image URLs.
Keep in mind that Gmail doesn’t show URL-based images in messages by default to protect you from spammers, so if you’re sending mail to other Gmail users, they’ll still have to click "Display images below" or "Always display images from …" to see images you embed.