Five new themes

Posted by Manu Cornet, Software EngineerManu: Hey, how would you fancy some new Gmail themes?Jake: Sure, I would love that! How usable are they?Manu: Huh, usable? Well, there’s a flishy-flashy theme that blinks every…Jake: What? I don’t want thin…


Gmail in mobile Safari: now even more like a native app

Posted by Brett Lider, User Experience Designer(Cross-posted from the Mobile blog)Go to gmail.com from your iPhone and you’ll notice two improvements we’ve rolled out over the past few weeks. First, scrolling is snappier: the speed of scrolling ref…


New in Labs: Auto-advance to the next conversation

Posted by Bruce DiBello, Software EngineerToday, whenever you open an email in your Gmail inbox and then archive or delete it, you’re taken back to your inbox. Many of you have asked for the ability to instead go to the next conversation. Keyboard ni…


Help us improve Tasks

Posted by David Tattersall, Associate Product ManagerIf you’re using Tasks, you’ve probably thought about something you’d like us to improve or an additional feature you wish you had. Well, we want to hear your ideas — whether they’re for…


Help keep your account safe with the Gmail security checklist

Posted by Diana Phan, Gmail Support TeamOctober is National Cyber Security Awareness month and a good time for a reminder about why hijackers do what they do and how you can protect your account. Check out the Online Security blog to learn about common…


Follow Gmail on Twitter

Posted by Jason Toff, @gmail teamWe launch new features in Gmail almost every week, and people learn about these features from different sources — friends and family, the news, this blog, or our what’s new page. But heavy Twitter users like me often…


Turn off Gmail’s conversation view

Posted by Wiltse Carpenter, Technical LeadThe way Gmail organizes mail into conversations is like cilantro. You either love it — and, like me, enjoy the nice citrusy, herbal finish it gives to everything from salsa to curry — or you hate it. And thos…


Drag and drop attachments onto messages

Posted by Adam de Boor, Software EngineerI’m always looking for ways to save time. Suppose I want to attach some files to an email, and I already have a folder open containing those files.I used to have to click “Attach a file,” find the photos, click …


Insert a calendar invitation

Posted by Oana Florescu, Software EngineerSince my friends share their schedules with me in Google Calendar, when I want to see a movie with them, I can check to see which nights they’re free before sending out an email about it. However, I need to swi…


Google Buzz buttons

Posted by Mussie Shore, Product ManagerWe’ve seen lots of people using Google Buzz to share interesting links from around the web. To do so, you had to copy and paste the link from one browser window to another — there weren’t buttons that made i…