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New in Labs: Play Google Voice messages in Gmail

Posted by Vincent Paquet, Google Voice Product Manager Google Voice helps you manage your communications with a unique phone number that rings all your existing phones, a single voicemail inbox with online access and automated transcription, and lots of handy features like the ability to block spammy calls and easily record personalized greetings for your callers. Think of it as Gmail for your phone calls and text messages (watch this video to learn more). Google Voice is currently available via invitation, which you can request here


Tasks graduates from Gmail Labs

Posted by James Watts, Software Engineer Our little baby’s all grown up. We launched Gmail Labs as a forum for delivering useful (and maybe not so useful ) features that might not be quite ready for prime time. The idea was always that the most popular and viable Labs features would graduate and be made more readily available to all users…and that some of the less used, less viable ones would disappear forever


Gmail leaves beta, launches “Back to Beta” Labs feature

Posted by Keith Coleman, Gmail Product Director We get asked all the time why Google keeps its products in beta for so long. And Gmail, five years after launch, is consistently a subject of this questioning, even of jokes


Tip: Check and reply from multiple email addresses in Gmail

Posted by Joyce Sohn, Product Marketing Manager It’s that time of year when students are graduating, and in many cases getting yet another email address to check — an alumni account — as a graduation present. Whether you have an alumni address, a work account, or your own domain that you like to use, rather than logging in and out of multiple accounts, you can set yourself up so all your mail ends up in your Gmail inbox. And you can send mail from any of the other addresses you own right from Gmail as well.


Like puzzles? Get ready for the Day in the Cloud Challenge on June 24th

Posted by Corey Anderson, Software Engineer (and puzzle creator) Flying 500 miles per hour at a cruising altitude of 35,000 feet, it always seemed odd that I could use approved electronic devices, but I couldn’t get online to chat or send an email.


New in Labs: Automatic message translation

Posted by Darren Lewis, Software Engineer Back in the early days of human existence, before language had fully developed, our caveman ancestors probably did a lot of grunting. Language, and thus life, were pretty simple: watch out for that saber-toothed tiger (“Blorg! AIYA!!!”); stop riding the wooly mammoth and help me pick some berries (“Argh. Zagle zorg!”); man, it’s cold in this Ice Age (“Brrrr.”)


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.