Smart Reply that help quickly reply to incoming emails in Gmail, today, received another smart functionality powered by artificial intelligence (AI) at the I/O, a Smart Compose to help draft emails faster from scratch.
Smart Compose works in the background while you’re writing an email and offfer suggestions tas you type to help complete sentences in emails, starting from greeting to closing and common phrases in between, so people can draft their emails quickly with ease and confidence. Just click the “tab” button to use a suggestion.
The feature not only cuts back on repetitive wirting to save you time, but it also reduces chances of spelling and grammatical errors for perfect emails. It can even suggest relevant contextual phrases, for example, if it’s Friday it may suggest “Have a great weekend!” as a closing phrase, said Google.
Smart Compose will now appear in the new Gmail for consumers over the next few weeks. To get started, just make sure to enable the new Gmail by going to Settings -> “Try the new Gmail” option. Then , go the general tab and scroll down a bit to enable “enperimental acess.” To switch back to older interface, just uncheck the box.
Screen shot of Smart Compose in new Gmail:
Smart Compose will be available to G Suite customers in the workplace in next few months.
G Suite users who want to write emails in offline mode now have the ability in the new Gmail to work without interruptio through the new native offline capabilities.
Using the new Gmail in a Chrome browser v61 or higher, you can now search, write, delete, and archive up to 90 days of messages, even when offline.
To get started you need to enable Gmail offline for your domain in the Admin console as the feature is disabled by default. Once it’s turned on for a domain, individuals users can turn it on from the Offline tab in the settings of their new Gmail.
Screen shot shows enabling Gmail Offline for a domain:
This screen shot show turning Gmail Offline on in new Gmail:
You can also check the Force deletion of offline data on log out of Google account box to prevent users from keeping content on their local devices.
They can also choose whether to keep offline data on their computers or have it removed when they log out.
With this feature, the Gmail Offline Chrome app will stop working in the future and need to be uinstalled before begining using the native Gmail Offline.
These new native offline capabilities are only available to customers participating in the new Gmail Early Adopter Program (EAP).
To opt in to the EAP and enable the new Gmail for your domain, follow the instructions in the Help Center.
Finally, Google today launching the new define rules to handle Gmail confidential mode messages feature that’s available in the new Gmail to consumers.
“Confidential mode in the new Gmail helps you protect sensitive content in your emails by setting expiration dates or revoking access to previously sent messages.”
Google adds, the feature will also launch to G Suite users at a later time, so the admin can define rules to handle confidential mode messages sent from consumer users to G Suite users in their domain.
Gmail confidential mode will be listed as an attribute under “Metadata match.”
For detailed instructions on how to set up rules for content compliance in your domain, please see this Help Center article.
The screen shot below shows creating a compliance rule to block incoming messages and more: