Tag Archives : desktop


A new mobile Gmail experience for iPhone and Android

Posted by Rob Kroeger, Engineer, Google Mobile Today we’re introducing a major revision to Gmail for mobile that takes advantage of the latest browser technology available on iPhone and Android devices. We’ve updated the user interface, made it faster to open messages, allowed for batch actions (like archiving multiple messages at once), and added some basic offline support Despite the advent of 3G networks and wifi, smartphones still lack a high-speed, always-on broadband connection and can have connections far less reliable than their desktop brethren. So, just like when we redesigned the Gmail for mobile client app last October, we’ve gone back to the drawing board and redesigned Gmail for the mobile browser to overcome some of these limitations.


New in Labs: Gmail search made easier (and lazier)

Posted by Ibrahim Bokharouss, Software Engineer On the Gmail team, we believe finding the right email among thousands of messages can be as important as finding the right web page across the billions of web pages out there. So with the aim of making search in Gmail easier, we built a new experimental feature in Gmail Labs: Search Autocomplete.


Gmail Labs goes global

Posted by Pal Takacsi, Engineering Manager This post comes to you from our team in Switzerland, a small country with no fewer than four official languages and many more spoken by people living here. The majority of Gmail users are outside the U.S., so it’s no surprise that since we launched Gmail Labs last year, people around the world have been asking for these experimental features in their local languages. As of today, we’re making Gmail Labs available internationally


New in Labs: Undo Send

Posted by Michael Leggett, User Experience Designer Sometimes I regret sending a message the morning after . Other times I send a message and then immediately notice a mistake. I forget to attach a file or email the birthday girl that I can’t make her surprise party.


A small (but helpful) change to ‘mark as unread’

Posted by David de Kloet, Software Engineer Gmail’s threaded conversations are useful because they keep your messages in context — you don’t have to look for previous messages to see what people are talking about. But sometimes, when many people are replying to the same conversation, you open a conversation and quickly wish you hadn’t because you don’t have time to read all the new messages right then. You could mark the conversation as unread, but this makes all the messages in that conversation unread