Google has announced on Gmail team blog, that they’re rolling out new Gmail in 37 languages. This version is available for IE7 and Firefox 2, has an entirely new code base, which allows to add new features more rapidly and share components with other Google applications (use the same rich text editor as Groups and Page Creator, and the contact manager can be seen in several Google apps).
So if you were using English, you can now change your default language from the Settings menu to take advantage of a bunch of features that have recently launched in your preferred language, including:
- Colored labels
- Group chat
- Rich emoticons
- A new contact manager with a three-pane layout
- A number of smaller features, such as new shortcut keys and the ability to bookmark individual emails with your browser
Imp: Please note, this change may disrupt some third-party Gmail extensions -- unsupported scripts that directly modify Gmail's code. If you don't use them, you don't need to worry about this. But if you do, we've contacted a number of the developers behind some popular extensions and many of them have updated their scripts, so make sure you're using the latest version or check back with them if you encounter any issues.
Google, Gmail, New Feature, Lanugages