Gmail rolls out AMP—now you can shop and fill out forms within your inbox

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Finally, Google is adding Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) to Gmail—a feature that lets you do more than just composing, sending, and receiving emails. Once fully activated, you will be able to browse image carousels, RSVP to an event, or fill out a form without leaving the Gmail inbox.

Starting today, we’re making emails more useful and interactive in Gmail. Your emails can stay up to date so you’re always seeing the freshest information, like the latest comment threads and recommended jobs. With dynamic email, you can easily take action directly from within the message itself, like RSVP to an event, fill out a questionnaire, browse a catalog or respond to a comment,” Google said in a blog post.

“Dynamic emails” as Google calls it in a blog post, will arrive first on web before finally arriving on mobile. AMP will, however, only work if the company that sent you an email supports the format. What that means is that you won’t have the full benefit of the feature since only a handful of partners are currently enlisted. A few of the partners that have signed up to dynamic emails on Gmail include, Booking.com, Despegar, Doodle, Ecwid, Freshworks, Nexxt, OYO Rooms, Pinterest, and redBus.

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Gmail’s Smart Compose found its way to every Android phone earlier in the month—and that is some piece of cheery news. The feature became instantly popular when it was first added to the web version of Google’s popular email service. It saves a lot of time when composing an email—allowing you to have more time for other things.

Before now, Smart Compose was exclusively available only on Pixel 3; but this piece of news will delight a lot of Android users. As a matter of fact, when I got a flash update on my Android phone informing me about the availability of the feature on my device, I was excited. I had since tried it, and it makes composing an email on my phone really very exciting and interesting.

Unlike what you have when using the feature on desktop, you will have to swipe on the text to accept the suggestion, or just keep on typing if you have something else in mind. Many users have already confirmed that they have started seeing pop-up explaining how the feature works, which will no doubt make it easy to get started.

The Smart Compose feature is available on version 9.2.3 of the Gmail app for Android. It is safe to say at this point that an upgrade to that version will update your version to enable you start using Smart Compose on your Android device.

You can also turn it off by ticking off the Smart Compose box from your Gmail account setting.


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Author: Ola Ric

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