Google has released an update for Gmail with a new look and many new features.  The new Gmail has several new security features such as phishing warnings and confidential mode for specific emails.   Productivity features include the new sidebar where you can access your calendar, tasks or other add-ons (such as Google Keep) without leaving your Gmail.  Hoover actions, email nudges, and snoozing emails are other features that are included in the new Gmail.

To try the new Gmail, navigate to your Gmail page and click on the gear icon on the top right corner, then click on “Try the new Gmail.”
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If you do not see this – log out of your email account and log back in.

A few highlights include:

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Be sure to hover over areas to find the new (and sometimes hidden) features.

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For example; hover over an email in your inbox to find options to archive, trash, mark as read, or snooze the messages.

 

 

 

 

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View your calendar without leaving your email page.  Also available to view in the right sidebar are any Google Ad-Ons such as Keep or Tasks.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on other new features check out these two articles:

Google Redesign

Quick rundown on the new Gmail

If you do not like the new Gmail, for now, you have the option to go back to the “classic” settings.

go back to classic

 

The New Google Calendar