Gmail users, Google has three new features for you


NEW DELHI: It looks like Google has some tricks up its sleeve in 2019 for Gmail users. The firm says that it will soon be rolling out three new Gmail features. These will help users in correcting mistakes and edit while composing a mail. While two of the features come in the form of shortcut buttons, the third one lets you download messages in a different format from Gmail on the web.

Shortcut to undo/redo in the compose window

Now it will be easier to undo something right from the compose view. “If you need to undo an action like if you accidentally delete the content of your draft of an email, you can do so straight from the compose view. Anytime you have undo, you want to also have the option of redo, so we’ve added that as well.”

Shortcut to strikethrough text

In addition to Bold, Italics and Underline, users will also be able to Strikethrough text. “We’ve heard from you that this functionality is critical to quickly and efficiently write emails, especially when you want to visually indicate a change in language.” The feature is there along with others under the formatting section while composing the email.

Ability to download messages as .EML files in rfc822 format from Gmail on the web

The .EML format is something that other email clients support and let you view the Gmail message along with attachments on these clients. “In addition, with this functionality users can now add these downloaded messages as attachments in their emails,” adds the blog post.

The G Suit blog post says that the feature will be available within new few days. Also, all these features will be switched on by default.

On a related note, Google in September last year announced that it’s shuttering off its Inbox by Gmail platform four years after the launch. The firm said that this will bring more focus to Gmail. “As we look to the future, we want to take a more focused approach that will help us bring the best email experience to everyone. As a result, we’re planning to focus solely on Gmail and say goodbye to Inbox by Gmail at the end of March 2019.”