Several months ago we knew that at some point Gmail was going to change and its future would be very different. What used to be an application for managing email was to become something much more powerful.
The company wants Gmail to be a kind of gateway to our business needs, one of which is email, but where business calls, meetings, and chats also have their place.
Gmail becomes your new office
If there is anything that the current situation has made us realize, it is that even the most sophisticated applications still had a lot of room for improvement for remote work. After months of work, Google has decided that since every working day begins with reading emails, Gmail becomes the backbone of telecommuting.
And they did it with Gmail, an app that is no longer email to deliver so much more.
Don’t panic, the email does not disappear from the application, and it will surely continue to be the central focus of the experience, but from now on you will have to share the space with Chat, Rooms, and Meet.
While Chat and Meet don’t have much of a mystery when it comes to the features we’ve previously found in Hangouts, if that we see integrations like Salesforce, Trello or Docusign.
Rooms This is one of the most important sections, offering working rooms, discussion groups in which we have access to documents or to-do lists.
Also happens a new do not disturb mode in the app, which will not only silence all notifications, but also warn the rest of the members of a group that we won’t be able to respond for some time.
All these changes made to Gmail were first made to GSuite, the professional and paid version of Google applications, but also to normal versions, to Gmail accounts. Here we explain how to activate them.
The evolution of Gmail can also be seen in the integration of other functions, such as that which allows you to add vibrations to your control gestures or to save images in Google Photos. Despite everything, there is still a lot to improve, especially in terms of security as we saw when millions of Gmail passwords were leaked.