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Google's service outage today was caused by... a router failure (Updated)

Reports have started to flood in that several Google services, including Gmail, Nest, YouTube, Drive, and even Search, are down for many. Outages appear to be mostly affecting the eastern US, though not everyone is affected.

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Gmail adds setting to store multiple signature options

One size email signature might not fit all. You probably don't want to end a casual message with your long business signature, or if you regularly communicate with someone in a different language, it might be a little strange to end your message in your native language. Thankfully, Gmail now lets you store multiple signatures and pick between them from the compose window.

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Gmail bug temporarily removes the option to empty spam and trash on Android (Updated)

While the concept of "inbox zero" is appealing in theory, many of us just fail to achieve it. Instead, we do our best to archive or label messages, mark unwanted email as spam, and delete some threads when we're completely done with them. If you often use the last two options, you'll find Gmail for Android has introduced a new annoyance in your workflow as it's recently removed the handy option to completely get rid of spam and deleted messages.

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Gmail got slightly better at blocking malicious Office documents

Gmail's spam and malware filters are among the best in the industry and block 99.9% of threats from reaching inboxes, according to Google. That doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement, as 0.1% can scale up to quite a substantial absolute number considering Gmail's big user base. Google has identified that malware in attachments (Office documents, in particular) tends to be dangerous due to its ever-changing nature, so it has developed an improved malware scanner that utilizes machine learning to stay ahead of the curve.

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Gmail 'chips' now going live, helping you narrow down search results

Gmail has incredibly powerful search filters, with options to sort messages by the sender, contents, attachments, date, label, and more. However, using these filters can get a little complicated, especially if you're trying to combine several of them with AND/OR operators. Google is trying to make these operators a little friendlier with a new 'chips' feature, which automatically recommends filters under the search bar.

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Gmail will be adding travel and purchases labels to the sidebar (APK Teardown)

Gmail is one of the longest lived projects to come out of Google after the success of Search. During its life, the development team has been working on countless projects to make sense of the deluge of incoming email and help users manage it. We've seen everything from smart spam filtering, intelligent interpretations of importance and priority, grouping and categorizing based on sources, and with Inbox, even things like smart bundling. The latest update appears to be surfacing a couple of those automatically detected email types so you don't have to remember any hidden tricks to use.

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Gmail improves multiple inboxes with independent scrolling and a unified toolbar, but removes three-pane view

Gmail has supported multiple inboxes for a long time already, and now Google wants to improve this mode significantly. It plans on adding independent scrolling and a unified toolbar for all of them, and wants to make the dual-pane view's width adjustable starting on February 20. The company also warns it'll remove the option to use a three-pane layout in conjunction with the preview pane, which could upset some people.

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Gmail's dark mode has gone missing for some people (Update: Coming back)

The Gmail app was one of Google's last Android applications to get a native dark mode, and it took even longer for the design to appear for everyone in a server-side rollout. Now the option to change themes has gone missing for some people.

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Google wants to take on Slack and Microsoft Teams by making another messaging service

Google has so far had a love-hate relationship with messaging services, as it threw several of them against the wall, but only a few stuck, and that too not for long. But this didn’t deter the company from renewing its efforts to make another attempt, this time for businesses. A report by The Information suggests that Google could unify its existing communication services into a workplace-oriented app to stand against Slack and Microsoft Teams.

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It's almost 2020 and Gmail still doesn't have Inbox's bundles, which Google promised back in 2018

Google announced that it was killing Inbox all the way back in 2018. Though its death would ultimately be delayed until April of 2019, the news still hit hard for those that had grown dependent on the service's many exclusive email-managing tools — especially "bundling," which automatically sorted emails into adaptive categories for easy organization. In 2018, Google said that some of Inbox's features, including bundling, would be coming to Gmail, making our forced migration a little easier. But here we are a mere day from 2020, and Gmail still doesn't have it.

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