Best New Gmail Features in 2019

Whether willingly or unwillingly, you probably spend more time in your Gmail inbox than you’d like to admit. Since that probably won’t change anytime soon, you might as well make the most out of it by familiarizing yourself with new Gmail features in 2019.

5 Best New Gmail Features

Google first launched Gmail in 2004 to a small group of beta users, and it has since then improved the free email service by refreshing its design (the last refresh took place last year) and adding new features.

Today, the sheer number of features of Gmail would put many desktop email applications to shame, so it’s understandable that many users are not familiar with new Gmail features that were made public in 2019. If you count yourself among them, don’t worry: what we have for you here is a list of the top 5 best new Gmail features you absolutely need to know about.

1. Dynamic Email

On July 2, 2019, the Gmail development team made public a feature called Dynamic Email, which allows you to easily take action, such as leaving a comment in Google Docs, filling out a questionnaire, or browsing an online catalogue, directly from within the message itself.

The best thing about Dynamic Email is that you don’t have to do anything to take advantage of it. When you receive a dynamic email from a fellow Gmail user, you can simply open it just like any other email and take action without ever leaving your web browser.

2. Quick Access Controls

It was always possible to right-click on an email in Gmail and quick take an action, but the list of supported action grew significantly in 2019. You can now move emails to different tabs, archive or delete them, assign labels, or snooze them (more about the Gmail snooze feature later in this article), just to give a few examples.

What’s more, certain actions are now available when you hover your mouse cursor over an email. These options include archive, delete, mark as read, and snooze, and they make it far easier to deal with a whole bunch of unread emails (but not as easy as Clean Email).

3. Collapsible Side Panel

The chances are that you’ve already noticed that there’s a new side panel in Gmail. Located in this panel are icons that open Google Calendar, Google Keep, and Google Tasks. By clicking the little plus icon below them, install add-ons from the G Suite Marketplace to add more functionality to the panel. The available add-ons include Trello for Gmail, Zoom for Gmail, Asana for Gmail, Slack for Gmail, DocuSign for Gmail, and many others.

Best new Gmail features in 2019

Gmail add-ons are essentially lightweight apps that provide the most essential functionality in a very convenient package. For example, that you receive an email from your significant other, who wants to know if you’re free on Saturday. Instead of opening another browser tab and logging in to your Google Calendar, you can simply click the Google Calendar icon located in the side panel and instantly see your calendar.

If this new Gmail feature doesn’t excite you too much, you can simply keep the right side panel collapse all the time and safely ignore it.

4. Email Snooze

Have you ever received an email, opened it, and immediately realize that you don’t have enough time to write a satisfactory reply? Most Gmail users have experienced the same, which is why Google has recently added a snooze function. To use it, all you need to do is click on the little click icon that is now present right in the Gmail toolbar.

Best new Gmail feature - snooze email

When you do so, a menu will appear and present you with several options. You can either snooze the email until later today, until tomorrow, this weekend, next week, or until any future date you pick. The email will then disappear from your inbox and reappear only when the time comes. If you accidentally snooze an email, you can retrieve it from the “All Mail” inbox.

5. Display Density

This feature includes several minor Gmail new features that we wanted to mention but decided they didn’t deserve their own sections. Basically, Gmail now allows its users to pick from three different display layouts. To access them, click on the cog icon located in the top-right corner, select the “Display Density” option. You should be presented with three options:

If you tend to open email attachments often, then the Default display density is your best option because it can save you a lot of time and make the tedious task of hunting for attachments in long conversations a thing of the past.

Use Clean Email to Simplify Email Management in Gmail

While it’s great that Google is constantly improving Gmail by adding new features, some of the most needed features are still completely missing. To be more specific, Gmail is missing advanced email management features, including bulk email organizations and automated bulk unsubscribe.

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The good news is that Clean Email elegantly fills all the blanks, helping you manage your inbox and be more productive. To get started:

  1. Go to: https://app.clean.email
  2. Log in with your Gmail account.

Then you can tell Clean Email to automatically organize all your emails into convenient bundles or unsubscribe you from unwanted newsletters and subscriptions—all with just one click.

Conclusion

In this article, we’ve introduced 5 new Gmail features that Google rolled out in 2019. The features we selected included Dynamic Email, quick access controls, collapsible side panel, email snooze, and display density settings. While great additions that most Gmail users will appreciate, some of the most important features are still completely missing, especially when it comes to email management. Fortunately, email management is something Clean Email excels at, and it takes just a few clicks to use it to get rid of unwanted emails.

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