Gmail’s right-click now gives you more menu options

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Credit: https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2019/02/easily-take-action-in-gmail-with-new-right-click-menu.html

Google has added more option to the right-click menu of its email service Gmail. Before now, the menu was limited to a couple of options, which of course, did not help much. You could already archive an email, mark it as read or unread and delete it if you so desire. The fully-featured right-click menu will allow you to do a lot of things same way as the current Gmail’s top bar menu—and even more.

When next [that might take a couple of more days maybe] you right-click on a message in your inbox view, you will see a long list of features that include options to reply to messages and forward them. You will also be able to search for emails from a sender or with the same subject, and open multiple windows simultaneously. Other newly added options to the right-click menu include, ability to mute conversations, add labels to emails, and use the Gmail snooze feature.

The new options will still take some time before it becomes available to all free users. G- Suite users, however, can start using the features right away, which is not quite of a surprise when it comes to new updates for Gmail.

In related news, Google is already porting some Inbox popular features to the Gmail app for Android. According to a Redditor, Google is already testing legacy features such as bundles and reminders in the new Gmail for Android.

A screenshot showed an internal build of the revamped Gmail for Android with several features of the soon-to-be retired Inbox. This is not coming as a surprise considering the fact that Google had already hinted that it would eventually add bundles to Gmail. The bundles feature groups together similar emails for users to expand and mass archive. This makes for easy organization of all your emails; enabling you to quickly access emails according to categories.

Other than the screenshot, there is no way to verify if this information is genuine or not, but going by history, I won’t bet against Google adding some of the aforementioned features to Gmail for Android. Other features being worked at include, reminders that lets users to quickly create and schedule posts, and the ability to show pinned items in the feed.

While it is too early to predict that these and other Inbox features will find their way to Gmail, Google last year added features like smart reply, email snoozing, hover actions, inline attachments, and follow-up Nudges to Android.

The Inbox email app was launched almost five years ago, and was designed to work alongside Google’s popular email service Gmail. The app really revolutionized how people used email service. Features like snoozing and bundling sparked a rush for the app, but things did not actually move along the fast lane as Google expected. Updates were, however, not common as Google focused more attention on the Gmail service to detriment of the Inbox email app.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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