Gmail is on a revamp and Google is putting in all efforts to make its e-mail client work faster and better. In an attempt to refurbish its looks and functionality, Google has completely redesigned the ‘Compose’ button. With the new change, the ‘Compose’ will now pop up in a window, similar to the way the chat window pops up.
The new design will make it easier for the users to reference old e-mails, without the need of closing the draft message. Users will be able to keep their inbox tab on or conduct searches even while drafting a message. With this new functionality, users will be able to draft multiple messages and send them to multiple users at the same time.
Phil Sharp, Google product manager, posted, “We’re always trying to make Gmail faster and easier to use, so today we’re introducing a completely redesigned compose and reply experience that does just that.”
Google has also introduced some additional features, like the ability to insert inline images and some changes to the prevailing address line. Now, whenever you want to add recipients to your message, profile pictures of all your contacts will roll out in autocomplete. This will help you find out the right person by viewing the profile pictures. You can also drag and drop names between the “to,” “cc,” and “bcc” fields. The address area will automatically collapse as soon as you have finished adding the recipients.
Similarly, the reply experience has also been redesigned to fit in better as part of your conversation. The reply now consumes much less vertical height, expands to fit in your content, and gives user the access to all the controls, no matter how long the message gets.
Google has rolled the preview of the new compose and reply today. However, the company will only enable it for everyone once it has made some final changes.