Google “confidentially” told its G-Suite customers this week that it’s planning a major re-design of its Gmail software. “We’re working on some major updates to Gmail (they’re still in draft phase),” a company spokesman said. “We need a bit more time to compose ourselves, so can’t share anything yet—archive this for now, and we’ll let you know when it’s time to hit send.” (Source: The Next Web)
If I’m writing about this, it should be obvious just how “confidential” the news is. But it’s interesting news for business owners. Millions of users and companies use Gmail as their main email client, so any change will have a big impact on our productivity. Look for a fresher, cleaner interface, easier access to G Suite apps like Calendar, a “smart reply” feature online that mirrors the capability on mobile, the ability to “snooze” emails and choose when they re-appear in your inbox and offline support for those situations where your internet connection is spotty.