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Inbox is about to die, and Google still hasn't brought its best feature to Gmail

As some of us are painfully aware, Inbox is set to die next Tuesday, April 2nd. Google has been pushing Inbox users back to Gmail since the original announcement last September. Initially, that transition was eased with promises that Gmail would eventually inherit Inbox's bundling, the email client's most useful feature. Six months later, a mere week before Inbox's euthanasia, Gmail still doesn't have bundles.

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Most IFTTT applets using Gmail will break this month

IFTTT is an extremely powerful automation tool that combines hundreds of different online services. You can make your Hue lights flash when your phone gets a notification, save your liked YouTube videos to a Google Sheets document, and much more. However, if you make heavy use of the Gmail service in IFTTT, you might have some adjusting to do.

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The (Inbox by Gmail) world will end on April 2

We all knew it was coming, even if we didn't want to admit it. In September 2018, Google announced that Inbox by Gmail would be going the way of the dodo, with only a vague March 2019 date given for the shutdown. A quick check of the calendar tells me that it's March 2019 right now — doesn't time fly — which means the end is nigh.

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Gmail's confidential mode now available to G Suite accounts as beta

It's hard to believe now, but Gmail's interface revamp is almost a year old now. Really. One of the main features of the updated email service was a "confidential mode" that let senders set expiry dates on certain emails, require verification on the recipient's end before being able to open the message, and restrict them from forwarding or printing the content. Until now, confidential mode was only available to personal Gmail users, but it's just launched in beta to G Suite customers.

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Smart Compose in Gmail now available to all Android devices, no longer a Pixel 3 exclusive

Smart Compose is a useful addition to Gmail. Based on your email writing patterns and some commonly used phrases, it tries to predict what you will say next and surfaces it as a suggestion that you can simply accept. The feature began as an experimental feature on the desktop, then was added to G Suite accounts, but it wasn't until the October Pixel event that we learned it'd be coming to phones as a Pixel exclusive. However, it turns out the feature would actually be exclusive to the Pixel 3, and not even users of the Pixel 2 or any other devices could benefit from it.

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[Update: Rolling out] Gmail's right-click menu is finally becoming useful with a ton of new capabilities

It's been less than a year since the new Gmail web UI rolled out, and the client has been steadily gaining new features , like snoozing of email. For a service as versatile as Gmail, the right-click context menu has been rather sparsely populated, with just four actions available. There's good news today — soon twelve commonly-used actions will be possible through the right-click menu.

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All roads lead to Gmail: Google is shutting down the classic Tasks web UI

Keeping track of everything on your to-do list can be stressful, but Google Tasks has made that easy for plenty of people over the years. However, classic Google Tasks is at the end of its lifespan and will be disappearing soon. 

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[Update: APK Download] Blindingly bright Google Material theme starts rolling out to Gmail app today

Google gave the web version of Gmail a complete makeover in 2018, but the mobile app has remained mostly unchanged for years. We've been expecting a matching app update, and today is the big day. Google's new Material theme is hitting Gmail starting now. It looks like Google's other recently redesigned apps. Which is to say, it's bright.

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Gmail v8.12 begins testing Dynamic Email (AMP) support [APK Teardown]

We don't hear much about new technology making an appearance in email, which makes it all the more interesting when it happens. The latest Gmail update includes a sign that Google has begun testing a feature called Dynamic Email in the Android app, and once it goes live for regular users, this may be effectively turning email into an app platform.

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