New in Labs: Nested Labels and Message Sneak Peek

Posted by Manu Cornet, Software EngineerLabels are more flexible than folders because a given email can have several labels but can’t be in several folders at the same time. A highly requested feature for labels, though, comes from the world of folders…


Confirm your Buzz settings

Posted by Todd Jackson, Product ManagerShortly after launching Google Buzz, we quickly realized we didn’t get everything right and moved as fast as possible to improve the Buzz experience. We made a number of changes to the getting started experience b…


Gmail on the iPad

Posted by Alex Nicolaou, Engineering ManagerWhen the iPhone and Android devices came out, we started building for advanced mobile browsers and optimizing the Gmail interface for touchscreens, culminating in the Gmail for mobile HTML5 web app. As portab…


Improved comment collapsing for Google Buzz posts

Posted by Sean McBride, User Experience DesignerAny Google Buzz post can turn into a lively discussion. Sometimes these conversations can gather lots of new comments very quickly, turning them into “skyscraper” posts that can dominate your entire scree…


Today’s vowel outage

Posted by Sam Schillace, Gmail Engineering DirectorIf you logged into Gmail over the last hour (or visited the Gmail homepage), you probably noticed that something looked a bit off: all the vowels are missing. We realize this makes things difficult for…


Detecting suspicious account activity

Posted by Pavni Diwanji, Engineering DirectorA few weeks ago, I got an email presumably from a friend stuck in London asking for some money to help him out. It turned out that the email was sent by a scammer who had hijacked my friend’s account. By rea…


Smart Rescheduler in Google Calendar Labs

Posted by David Marmaros, Software EngineerAs you can imagine, those of us on the Google Calendar team spend a lot of time thinking about scheduling. We regularly talk to people who schedule and reschedule a lot of meetings: administrative assistants. …


Better controls for buzz in your inbox

Posted by Bruce DiBello, Software EngineerWhen you participate in a conversation in Google Buzz, we bring that post to your inbox to make it easy to keep up with the discussion. But we’ve heard loud and clear that buzz in your inbox can get noisy &md…


3 new Calendar Labs

Posted by Grace Kwak, Product ManagerToday, we’re happy to announce three new features in Calendar Labs. To try them out, just go to the Labs tab under Calendar Settings.1. Event flair by Dave Marmaros Want a little airplane icon next to information ab…


New in Labs: Refresh POP accounts

Posted by Emmanuel Pellereau, Software EngineerMy little sister recently setup her Gmail account to retrieve messages from her school address, so she can check all of her email accounts in one place. She no longer has to constantly log in to two email …