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Productivity at your fingertips with rich text formatting and instant RSVPs

Category: Gmail | Feb 24, 2016

Posted by Matthew Izatt, Product Manager

These days, more than two-thirds of all Gmail users check email with their phones, so having a really amazing mobile experience is more important than ever. That’s why today, we’re introducing two new Android features to help you manage your inbox on the go: rich text formatting and instant RSVPs.

Rich Text Formatting
Now you can add bold, italic, underlined, colored and highlighted text to your email—all from inside the mobile app. These new options are great for making a point or emphasizing what’s important.

Instant RSVPs
If you use Google Calendar or Microsoft Exchange, calendar invitations now include a one-tap option to show your schedule and respond. No more opening up separate apps just to see if you can squeeze in a meeting.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/Sz26xjq-qSo/productivity-at-your-fingertips.html

Productivity at your fingertips with rich text formatting and instant RSVPs

Category: Gmail | Feb 24, 2016

These days, more than two-thirds of all Gmail users check email with their phones, so having a really amazing mobile experience is more important than ever. That’s why today, we’re introducing two new Android features to help you manage your inbox on the go: rich text formatting and instant RSVPs.

Rich Text Formatting

Now you can add bold, italic, underlined, colored and highlighted text to your email—all from inside the mobile app. These new options are great for making a point or emphasizing what’s important.

Instant RSVPs

If you use Google Calendar or Microsoft Exchange, calendar invitations now include a one-tap option to show your schedule and respond. No more opening up separate apps just to see if you can squeeze in a meeting.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/t2k7kJVAzAY/

Productivity at your fingertips with rich text formatting and instant RSVPs

Category: Gmail | Feb 24, 2016

Introducing two new Android features to help you manage your inbox on the go: rich text formatting and instant RSVPs.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/noFlPjFpzR0/

Productivity at your fingertips with rich text formatting and instant RSVPs

Category: Gmail | Feb 24, 2016

Posted by Matthew Izatt, Product Manager

These days, more than two-thirds of all Gmail users check email with their phones, so having a really amazing mobile experience is more important than ever. That’s why today, we’re introducing two new Android features to help you manage your inbox on the go: rich text formatting and instant RSVPs.

Rich Text Formatting
Now you can add bold, italic, underlined, colored and highlighted text to your email—all from inside the mobile app. These new options are great for making a point or emphasizing what’s important.

Instant RSVPs
If you use Google Calendar or Microsoft Exchange, calendar invitations now include a one-tap option to show your schedule and respond. No more opening up separate apps just to see if you can squeeze in a meeting.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/bR8AvfuL09U/productivity-at-your-fingertips.html

Gmailify: The best of Gmail, without an @gmail address

Category: Gmail | Feb 17, 2016

Posted by Michael Käser, Software Engineer

For the last year, you’ve been able to access your email from other providers, like Yahoo! Mail or Outlook.com, in the Gmail app on Android. And we’ve been getting lots of great feedback from those of you that do. Many of you would like more of Gmail’s powerful features, like spam protection and inbox organization, on these accounts—but don’t want to go through the hassle of changing your email address.

We agree. So starting today, if you use Yahoo! Mail or Hotmail/Outlook.com, you now have the option to Gmailify your inbox.

Gmailify links your existing account to Gmail so that you get all the bells and whistles—spam protection, inbox organization and even Google Now cards based on your mail—without having to leave your current address behind.

All you need to do is open the Gmail app, sign in to your email account(s), and enable Gmailify. And of course, you’re always in control—so if you ever change your mind, you can unlink your account(s) at any time, and continue to access them through the Gmail app without using Gmailify.
We’re really excited to bring the best of Gmail to more people, and we’re planning to add other email providers to Gmailify in the future.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/jNBdNFzfJ2Q/gmailify-best-of-gmail-without-gmail.html

Gmailify: The best of Gmail, without an @gmail address

Category: Gmail | Feb 17, 2016

If you use Yahoo! Mail or Hotmail/Outlook.com, you now have the option to Gmailify your inbox.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/3sNb8F49m0w/

Gmailify: The best of Gmail, without an @gmail address

Category: Gmail | Feb 17, 2016

Posted by Michael Käser, Software Engineer

For the last year, you’ve been able to access your email from other providers, like Yahoo! Mail or Outlook.com, in the Gmail app on Android. And we’ve been getting lots of great feedback from those of you that do. Many of you would like more of Gmail’s powerful features, like spam protection and inbox organization, on these accounts—but don’t want to go through the hassle of changing your email address.

We agree. So starting today, if you use Yahoo! Mail or Hotmail/Outlook.com, you now have the option to Gmailify your inbox.

Gmailify links your existing account to Gmail so that you get all the bells and whistles—spam protection, inbox organization and even Google Now cards based on your mail—without having to leave your current address behind.

All you need to do is open the Gmail app, sign in to your email account(s), and enable Gmailify. And of course, you’re always in control—so if you ever change your mind, you can unlink your account(s) at any time, and continue to access them through the Gmail app without using Gmailify.
We’re really excited to bring the best of Gmail to more people, and we’re planning to add other email providers to Gmailify in the future.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/Q7YBbVrdrmg/gmailify-best-of-gmail-without-gmail.html

ICYMI: A few stocking stuffers from around Google

Category: Gmail | Feb 16, 2016

Updates from around Google that can actually make your holiday season a little brighter.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/ldCK25HCISg/

Making email safer for you

Category: Gmail | Feb 9, 2016

Posted by John Rae-Grant, Product Manager

It’s Safer Internet Day, and when it comes to the security of your email, we don’t mess around. Gmail has always supported encryption in transit using TLS, and will automatically encrypt your incoming and outgoing emails if it can. We support industry-standard authentication to help combat email impersonation. And there are tons of other security measures running behind the scenes to keep your email safe.

Of course, it takes at least two people to send and receive an email, so it’s really important that other services take similar measures to protect your messages—not just Gmail. Unfortunately, not all email services do. And that’s why, starting this week in Gmail on the web, you’ll see two changes that highlight any affected messages:

  1. If you receive a message from, or are about to send a message to, someone whose email service doesn’t support TLS encryption, you’ll see a broken lock icon in the message.

  2. If you receive a message that can’t be authenticated, you’ll see a question mark in place of the sender’s profile photo, corporate logo, or avatar.

Not all affected email will necessarily be dangerous. But we encourage you to be extra careful about replying to, or clicking on links in messages that you’re not sure about. And with these updates, you’ll have the tools to make these kinds of decisions.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/dkyAm1G6UE8/making-email-safer-for-you-posted-by.html

Making email safer for you

Category: Gmail | Feb 9, 2016

Posted by John Rae-Grant, Product Manager

It’s Safer Internet Day, and when it comes to the security of your email, we don’t mess around. Gmail has always supported encryption in transit using TLS, and will automatically encrypt your incoming and outgoing emails if it can. We support industry-standard authentication to help combat email impersonation. And there are tons of other security measures running behind the scenes to keep your email safe.

Of course, it takes at least two people to send and receive an email, so it’s really important that other services take similar measures to protect your messages—not just Gmail. Unfortunately, not all email services do. And that’s why, starting this week in Gmail on the web, you’ll see two changes that highlight any affected messages:

  1. If you receive a message from, or are about to send a message to, someone whose email service doesn’t support TLS encryption, you’ll see a broken lock icon in the message.

  2. If you receive a message that can’t be authenticated, you’ll see a question mark in place of the sender’s profile photo, corporate logo, or avatar.

Not all affected email will necessarily be dangerous. But we encourage you to be extra careful about replying to, or clicking on links in messages that you’re not sure about. And with these updates, you’ll have the tools to make these kinds of decisions.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/NgrYgEUQ-Sk/making-email-safer-for-you-posted-by.html