Gmail is getting a much-needed cross-platform makeover

With Google I/O 2018 already scheduled for May, the search giant is warming us up by releasing a whole lot of updates. A new update is expected to arrive cross-platform and be the biggest one we’ve seen of late. Gmail, one of Google’s email clients, is about to get a much-needed makeover with new features and a refreshed design.

According to Android Authority, Google is about to push a major update to its Gmail service on web, Android and iOS. The release could roll out in several regions beginning “in the coming weeks.”

I’m a big user of Google’s Inbox email client, but this update might make me re-consider Gmail. Lots of features already present in Inbox will seemingly make their way over to Gmail– Google’s more conventional and widely used email service. These features include smart reply (way overdue) and the ability to snooze email for a specified time. There will be new layout options for users to choose from and everything is looking a lot more round.

Based on leaked images from Android Authority that show the new software version, Gmail will also gain plugin compatibility. We see that Calendar and Keep can be used side-by-side when composing emails, which is a convenient way to bring multiple Google services together to increase user productivity. I’m a user of both these applications and having support for them right within Gmail would be super nice in avoiding the hassle of having to switch between apps. The tasks function looks to have been updated for simplicity, as well as the offline viewing mode that allows one to read emails without an internet connection. This is all good stuff!

Google might talk more about this while on stage at Google I/O next month, which could also be when the update begins rolling out. Do you like what you’ve seen so far?

SOURCE [Android Authority]

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Doug Demagistris is the Founder and current Editor In Chief of Droid Turf. He grew up in New York and now attends Bryant University where he is studying marketing and communication. He has been and always will be a Google enthusiast thanks to Android’s customization, flat design and exceptional integration with various Google services. Currently, Doug uses a Pixel 2 XL as his daily driver for its unique design, powerful hardware, exceptional camera, and stock experience. For shorter instances, he’ll glance at his Huawei Watch. And for more productive work, you’ll find him typing away on his Pixelbook. Doug is hopeful his productivity will make lives easier, more meaningful and help down the road.