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Gmail gets a new version for the web; see how to activate

Creating annotations in the new Gmail interface

Google announced on Wednesday (25) the arrival of the new Gmail with redesigned look and more functions in the web version. The e-mail client gains a cleaner design and promises to offer simpler to use functions, with shortcuts that leave the compose screen and are now accessible through the main screen. The novelty had already been discovered about two weeks ago, but only now it becomes official.

Gmail also offers smart features, many of which are inherited from Google Inbox. Among the highlights are “Postpone”, which sends the message back later, and Smart Reply, with emails ready to use in one click. The platform layout is inspired by Material Design, a visual language developed by Google, with typography, diagramming and colors to help the user organize messages.

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New Gmail has Smart Replay function, which suggests responses to incoming emails – Photo: Disclosure / Google

Corporate Gmail users can also use Confidential Mode to send emails that are prevented from being copied or forwarded, and that self-destruct after a pre-defined time. In this option it is possible to define an additional code to be typed and enable the reading of the message.

Although already available for use, the new Gmail is not yet activated by default. However, Google allows you to enable news in a simple way. See how to get Gmail refurbished in the browser in the tutorial below.

Step 1. Log in and access Gmail in a web browser. Then find the gear-shaped button to open more options. It is in the upper right corner of the screen;

1 of 4 Access the Gmail settings – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Access the Gmail settings – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Step 2. Click on “Meet the new Gmail” to reload the page and get the new version;

2 of 4 Activate the new Gmail – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Activate the new Gmail – Photo: Playback / Paulo Alves

Step 3. In the first access, it is possible to select the message display mode. In addition to the «Standard» option, there is the «Comfortable» mode, which removes colored warnings and leaves the look cleaner. In “Compact”, Gmail becomes more dense and starts showing more lines per page;

3 of 4 Choose the view mode of Gmail – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Choose the view mode of Gmail – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Step 4. To cancel the update, just open the settings menu again and select “Back to classic Gmail”.

4 of 4 You can reverse the action at any time and return to the old look – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

You can reverse the action at any time and return to the old look – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

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