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

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New in Labs: Inserting images

Posted by Kent Tamura, Software Engineer Well, it's about time. You no longer have to use workarounds to put images into your messages or attach images when you really want to inline them. Just turn on "Inserting images" from the Labs tab under Settings, and you'll see a new toolbar icon like this: Make sure you're in rich formatting mode, or it won't show up

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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.

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Gmail turns 5

Posted by Todd Jackson, Gmail Product Manager Five years ago yesterday, Gmail starting giving people a gig. What started as an internal tool for Google employees is now used by tens of millions of people around the world in 52 languages.

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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.

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