Gmail web users can now hit 'snooze' after Google redesign

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Gmail makes it so. Gmail also gets smart suggested replies which Android users might be accustomed to but now users also get it on the web version.

It has announced updates for the 4m businesses using G Suite, with a new Gmail and advanced security features.

There are also updates for the Gmail mobile apps, including high priority notifications to help you to focus on what needs to be dealt with first. "Confidential mode" also lets you specify whether your recipient will have to type in a passcode they receive separately in a text message in order to read your message.

The new Gmail also offers a lot to users from a business and corporate perspective. You can opt in to try it out by going to the Settings icon on the top right of your inbox and choosing "Try the new Gmail".

On the web app, users can now see and click attachments without opening messages and can also hover over messages to RSVP to a meeting or archive a thread. The majority of these additions are borrowed from the other Gmail platform Google launched years ago and forgot to update midway - Inbox. People who use "confidential" option when sending an email can time-constrain its entrance to beneficiaries and furthermore require they enter a one-time password sent to their telephones to peruse it. You can't stop anybody from taking a picture of the screen of course, but what's maybe more important here is that if anybody ever hacked the recipient's account, that email with your confidential information will be long gone.

High-priority notifications. Using Gmail's mobile apps, you'll be able to switch to a mode which only triggers notifcations for an incoming message if Gmail thinks it's important to you-based on factors such as how typically you respond to mail from the sender in question.

But wait-this is not possible to do with regular emails, so how does Gmail enforce this confidentiality with emails sent to people who aren't themselves using Gmail? The ability to forward, copy, download, or print messages can also be removed.

If you've followed along with the leaks in recent weeks, none of the new features will surprise you. Alongside this new functionality, there has been a much-demanded feature of message expiration for carrying out confidential and sensitive communications. The chosen messages will disappear from view before bouncing back into the inbox after the specified delay. While the first three were already a part of Gmail's functionality, Snooze is the latest addition and it allows you to put off emails that you can not get to at the moment.

Gmail is also making it easier to take actions on messages.

Finally, and most importantly, Gmail is introducing a number of new security options.

Numerous new features come about as a result of the popularity of G Suite for businesses, with this update representing the first feature revamp since Google's apps became a serious alternative to Microsoft.

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