A new version of Gmail is on the card. Google made this known in an email sent to G Suite customers earlier on Wednesday. The company confirmed this move to TNW after the email which was supposed to be confidential was leaked.
Though, the G Suite email didn’t reveal that much, Google however, highlighted some of the new features to expect from the redesign. Some of these features include:
- A fresh, clean look for Gmail on the Web
- Easy Access to G Suite apps, such as Google Calendar, from within Gmail
- Smart Reply on the web, just like mobile
- Ability to “snooze” emails and choose when they reappear in your inbox
- Offline support
As expected, G Suite customers will first have a feel of it as part of an Early Adopter Program. TNW’s Napier Lopez, however, thinks that the new redesign might be made available as an opt-in beta just like Google did in the case of its Calendar redesign.
“We’re working on some major updates to Gmail (they’re still in draft phase). 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,” a Google spokesperson said per TNW.
Still on a Gmail, Google recently launched a plugin that allows employers interact with potential employees within Gmail. HRs and companies can now interact with potential employees or applicants within Gmail. What that means is that recruiters no longer need to switch between apps. The new plugin comes with direct communications and moving applicants along various vetting stages of the hiring process.
Once you add the plugin to your Gmail account, you can then proceed to add candidates to hire without exiting your inbox. It works by clicking the add-on to get more info about the applicant’s status as soon as you receive an email.
For new candidates, Google will parse certain information such as name and email address that can then be added by you for the job they have applied for and also set their status. You can also upload their resume as an attachment or another document all within the app.
Once done, you can save the data, while the add-on creates a new profile and subsequently save it in Hire. After you have saved the document, you can interact with it via email with pre-installed templates, change the status and edit the applicant’s information overtime.
Still on Google Hire and new feature, the recruitment software now has the ability to save HR managers time whenever a new job becomes available. Called Candidate Discovery, the feature lets recruiters sort through the “applicant pool” to determine or find out if a candidate had earlier been marked as a prospective, previously interviewed for an opening, or received a job offer previously from the company.