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Google Now Allow Adding Labels and Stars in the New Gmail Compose View

Back in October last year, Google introduced Compose View in Gmail that pops up in a window, just like chats (only on larger view) — making it easier to reference any other emails without ever having to close the draft.

Previously, when writing an email to refer something from another message — one has save draft, opening the old email, and then reopen draft.

Today, the company has added a new feature now letting users add labels and stars in the new compose. “You can now add labels and stars to messages in the new compose by clicking on the More options menu in the bottom right and hovering over Label,” Google announced in a G+ post.

Stars are a nice way of reminding yourself that the conversation is an important one, and you can sort your email by what’s starred, while labels are self-explanatory, but are a way to filter your email in a fluid way, rather than having to create static “folders.”

By clicking the “More options” menu in the bottom right, you can hover over label and add the appropriate one.

Add labels and stars in the new compose view in Gmail

In other news, Google is no longer blocking access to Google Maps for Windows Phone 8 users atleast in the United States.

A Google spokesperson confirmed the redirect is in the process of being removed for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8 users and it is rolling out worldwide in the coming days. However, some Windows Phone 7.x and WP8 users outside the U.S. still cann’t access Google Maps.

Google says, that the worldwide removal of the redirect for Windows Phone 7.5 and WP8 users begun and will be completed soon.

“Users who can’t see Google Maps in the browser should make sure their phonese are set to mobile mode in IE. For desktop mode, the redirect removal is going to be coming soon,” a Google spokesperson said.

Adding, that the redirect removal for Windows Phone 7.0 users will not happen.”

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