Google’s email platform, Gmail just hit the big one-five, and although it seems like Gmail has been around forever, the mark of its fifteenth year comes with a new feature, proving the email platform still has a few tricks up its sleeves.
This article we wanted to share with you about Gmail’s new scheduling feature comes from The Inquirer.
Happy 15h birthday Gmail, thanks for the scheduled sending feature
The email service that redefined email services is 15, and it has given us a present.
Email scheduling is rolling out to users who want to be able to send their messages at just the right moment.
“We want to make it easier to respect everyone’s digital well-being, so we’re adding a new feature to Gmail that allows you to choose when an email should be sent. Just write your email as you normally would, then schedule it to arrive in your recipient’s inbox at a later date and time,” says Google in its celebratory blog post.
As we all know, the Alphabet Castle giveth, and the Alphabet Castle taketh away, and what we gain in scheduled emails, we lose with the closure of the experimental Google Inbox interface, which joins the list of former Google products that could probably have gone on a bit longer.
For a long time, Gmail felt very static in its development, but in 2017, a raft of new features and a redesigned interface arrived, heralding a new second age of Gmail – bolstered more than a little by the company’s push into the enterprise space.
As well as scheduled emails, Google has also announced AMP for Gmail to bring a more dynamic look to your missives, and its Smart Compose feature which predicts what you’re going to say and adapts to your style using AI, is now available on mobile devices.
Google doesn’t mention when the scheduled post feature is coming in, so we’re working on the basis that it will be rolling out to everyone with immediate effect.
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So what do you think? I for one am excited to see this new feature launch and to see how this feature can help us stay on track (and maybe even ahead of schedule?).