The New GMail
Have you been hearing about the new Gmail but afraid to try it? I definitely recommend using it – but you can switch to it easily, give it a try for a while, and switch back if you’re not happy with what you see. I find that it streamlines much of what I do when I use my email. I can add events to my calendar (and view my calendar while I’m in my email!), reply back with ease, locate, open and download attachments more simply, and delete emails much more quickly. Take a look at these directions, switch to the new Gmail, and try it out today! If you want to see it in action, watch the video linked at the bottom of this page.
Try the new Gmail
- On your computer, go to Gmail.
- In the top right, click Settings Try the new Gmail.
If you change your mind, you can click Settings Go back to classic Gmail.
View Calendar, Tasks, Keep & Add-ons
You can now use Google Calendar, Keep, Tasks, and Add-ons while in Gmail. I especially like having my calendar showing all the time, but if you use Tasks or Google Keep, you may opt to have those tabs open. Either way, it makes it easier to keep important items at your fingertips.
On the right of your inbox, click these icons:
- Calendar: View your daily schedule, click events to edit them, create new events, and jump to upcoming events.
- Keep: Create checklists and take notes.
- Tasks: Add to-do’s and deadlines.
- Add-ons: Get extra Gmail tools to help manage your mail.
Delete or archive emails from your inbox
When you point to messages in your inbox, you can quickly take action without opening each one individually:
- Mark as unread or read
Use suggested replies & follow-ups
Quickly reply to emails using phrases that’ll show up based on the message you’ve received. Learn how to use Smart Reply.
Open attachments without opening email messages
Easily locate attachments, instantly recognize their type, and open and save files without having to open the email message.
To watch the new Gmail in action, click here: New Gmail Video