New in Labs: Default text styling

Posted by Darren Lewis, Software Engineer and Jon Kotker, former Software Engineering InternIn the early days of email, messages were simple text meant to be read on a terminal. But with the growth of the web came the advent of HTML email, and overnigh…


Send attachments while offline

Posted by Andy Palay, Software EngineerOne of the most requested features for Offline Gmail has been the ability to include attachments in messages composed while offline. Starting today, attachments work just the way you would expect them to whether y…


New in Labs: Green robot icon

Posted by Chad Yoshikawa, Software Engineer Gmail chat status (those green, orange, and red bubbles) indicates if your friends are online or not.


More extra storage for less

Posted by Elvin Lee, Software Engineer When Gmail launched five years ago, it came with a gigabyte of storage space.


Choose which messages get downloaded for offline use

Posted by Maria Khomenko, Software Engineer Like an increasing number of people these days, I like to stay productive during my flights (even those without wifi access ). A long flight is a perfect opportunity to go through everything in my inbox and catch up on older mail


What’s new with Gmail on iPhone and Android

Posted by Heaven Kim, Product Marketing Manager, Google Mobile Back in April, we released a new version of Gmail for mobile, re-designed to be faster, more usable, and offer basic offline support on iPhone and Android devices. The improvements we made to its underlying architecture have made it possible for us to rapidly release new features and further improve performance since then. Over the last six months, we’ve added a lot: mute , label management , keyboard shortcuts , smart links , an outbox , and the ability to move messages (label and archive in one step)


New in Labs: Google Docs previews

Posted by Steven Saviano, Software Engineer Being an avid Google Docs user, I receive a ton of emails with links to documents that my co-workers and friends share with me. From technical design documents at work to my roommate’s expenses spreadsheet, my inbox is full of document links that I need to view as I reply to my mail.


New in Labs: Got the wrong Bob?

Posted by Ari Leichtberg, Software Engineer and Yossi Matias, Head of Israel Engineering Center When’s the last time you got an email from a stranger asking, “Are you sure you meant to send this to me ?” and promptly realized that you didn’t? Sometimes these little mistakes are actually quite painful. Hate mail about your boss to your boss?


Getting Gmail on your phone

Posted by Shyam Seth, Product Manager, Google Mobile Checking Gmail on your phone isn’t reserved for those of us with extra fancy mobile devices — sure, it’s easier to use Gmail when your iPhone has a touchscreen or there’s a downloadable app built especially for your BlackBerry , but Gmail is available on almost all mobile devices today. If your phone has a data plan, it can get Gmail