Gmail update: New options will transform the way you use your inbox
There's finally a useful right-click menu
A new context menu that drops down when a user right-clicks on an email in their inbox will now offer 12 options to improve functionality.
The update is designed to make it easier for users to organise and take actions within their inbox, such as searching for emails from the same sender and replying with a single click.
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“With these new options, you can take even more actions, directly from a message, in your inbox such as: Reply to, or forward, an email in one click from the main page, search for all emails from a sender [and] search for all emails with the same subject,” Google stated in a blog post.
Previously there were only four options available to Gmail users: Move to tab, archive, mark as read, and delete.
The new right-click options are: Reply, reply all, forward, archive, delete, mark as unread, snooze, move to, label as, mute, find emails from same sender, and open in new window.
For users of the Gmail app on mobile devices, the new right-click options can be accessed by doing a long-press on a touchscreen.
The roll-out of the latest update will be gradual, with users of G Suite the first to benefit. A spokesperson for Google was not immediately available to clarify when the new feature will come to all Gmail users.
Since launching in 2004, Gmail has gained more than 1.5 billion users around the world, with an estimated 20 per cent share of the global email market.
Consistent updates have contributed to its popularity, with a recent revamp adding a host of much-requested new features.
They included a snooze email function, a fresh design and a ‘confidential mode’ that protects outgoing emails.