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Gmail has got a massive redesign: Here’s how to use the new interface

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Last month, Google announced that it would revamp the Gmail’s design for desktops. Now, the company has pushed the changes and you can enjoy a totally redesigned Gmail.

Before starting off with the features and the changelog, here’s how you can access the new Gmail interface on your desktop:

How to enable the new Gmail interface on the desktop

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The new interface has not been enabled by default as Google does not want to take that liberty away. You would have to manually switch your preference in order to access it.

  • Open Gmail on your desktop.
  • Sign in.
  • In the top right corner, locate the settings icon and click on it.
  • Check the “Try the new Gmail” option.
  • Post that, the page will reload and you would receive a welcome message.
  • Click next and choose a view that you find fit. There are three views to choose from – Default, Comfortable, and Compact.
  • Click OK and voila! You have the new Gmail interface on your desktop.

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Coming to the features of the new interface, the following are the major changes the new interface has brought:

  • A Confidential mode.
  • Smart Replies.
  • Added security features.
  • Native offline support
  • High Priority notifications

Confidential mode

gmail new confidential mode features

The first and the major highlight of the update is the addition of a confidential mode which allows you to have a deep control over your sensitive emails. The confidential mode lets you remove options to forward, copy, download or print messages. You can also set the messages to expire after a certain period of time.



Whenever you send an email to someone using the confidential mode, Gmail creates a link to the content of the email and the recipient has to click on the link in order to access it. This would work if the receiver is also making use of Gmail. For other email providers, the link would open up a Google-hosted website wherein the content will be displayed.


Email snoozing

gmail new email snoozing feature

The next feature in the new Gmail interface is email snoozing. After the update, you will now have an ability to snooze the emails for a specific interval of time. The option sits right next to the other options like archive and delete.


Integration with other GAPPS – Calendar, Notes, Google Keep

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Gmail is now going to provide with a native integration with the rest of the GAPPS. At the right corner of your desktop screen, you would find your most commonly used apps like Google Calendar, Google Keep, and Tasks. This would ensure a seamless user experience. You can directly copy content from an email and paste it into your notes. Sounds easy right?


Smart Replies

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Smart replies is not a new concept and it was introduced with the Gmail mobile app last year. Google has finally rolled out this feature to the desktop version of Gmail as well.



The smart replies feature works just as well on the new desktop version as it does on the app version. You can send a smart predicted reply to a message, thereby saving some time and keystrokes.


High-priority notifications

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Now, this is a feature for the Gmail mobile app. If you enable this feature, Google will only deliver push notifications for messages that are deemed important or urgent, thereby saving the top space from getting crammed up.


Other features:

On top of all the features mentioned above, the new Gmail interface has also integrated new security options wherein the app would push phishing warnings within emails, displaying colored banners at the top of the email in red, yellow, or grey based on the perceived risk factor. Additionally, a native offline feature has also been rolled out which would let you work in Gmail even when you are offline and would sync your work the moment you have a network connectivity.



Another major change is with the way you handle the attachments in the emails. After the new update, you will be able to click on the attachment thumbnail and access it without having to load the entire message itself.


The new Gmail interface has brought about some substantial improvements. What are your thoughts on it? Do let us know in the comments section down below. Also, do not forget to subscribe to Android Updated. To do so, just tap the bell icon at the bottom of your device screen.

Former National Defence Academy Cadet, Mukul Sharma is an Android Lover. He makes Android reviews on Android Updated. You can find him at Android Updated or at Stuff Listings.

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Finally, Facebook adds message reply option to the Facebook Messenger

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Facebook has finally added a reply option to Facebook Messenger. After the update, long pressing on a message would allow you to reply to it.

Quoted replies have always been one of the most demanded features in Facebook Messenger and it is good to see that the developers have finally looked into the matter.

The feature was already available in WhatsApp, another chat platform owned by Facebook itself and it was kind of annoying to see Facebook not incorporating the same in the Messenger ecosystem. As a matter of fact, the quick replies in WhatsApp have constantly got new updates and bug fixes.

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With the new feature available, you would be able to send quick replies to individual GIFs, videos, emoji, text, and photo messages.

The feature was already available in WhatsApp, another chat platform owned by Facebook itself and it was kind of annoying to see Facebook not incorporating the same in the Messenger ecosystem.

This would eliminate a lot of potential misunderstandings as to which particular response was intended for what.

The launch of replies follows shortly after Messenger gained an ‘unsend’ feature that gave users the ability to remove a message from a one-on-one or group chat for up to ten minutes after it has been sent.

Have you tried the Facebook Messenger quick reply feature? What are your thoughts on it? Do let us know in the comments section down below. Also, do not forget to subscribe to Android Updated. To do so, just tap the bell icon at the bottom of your device screen.

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Cut-out wallpapers soon to be a thing: Now official for the Galaxy S10 lineup

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  • Ease of use

A little while ago, we got a bunch of wallpapers which blended in perfectly with the under-display camera layout of the recently launched Galaxy S10 lineup of smartphones.

You can have a look at them by following our existing coverage of the same.

Now, Samsung has decided to make things official as the company has launched official cut-out wallpapers for the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10E, and Galaxy S10+.

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They, however, are not going to be free of cost

These cut-out wallpapers are available on the Samsung Theme Store. They, however, are not going to be free of cost.

If you want to download these wallpapers, they cost $0.99 a piece. The sad part is that you cannot even try them before downloading (for obvious reasons).

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Still, if you want to try out some of the cut-out wallpapers for free, you can head to this SubReddit and get them all for free.

Update: We now have the download links to the wallpapers. You can get them all from the links below

Even after having almost all the latest tech, there will be a big bunch of people who would hate the design choice as the both the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Samsung Galaxy S10+ feature an under-display camera which leaves a dark spot at the top right side of the display.

In case you are not a big fan of the holes too, these wallpapers are going to make you a lot happier.

What are your thoughts on the latest cut-out wallpapers for the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup? Do let us know in the comments section down below. Also, do not forget to subscribe to Android Updated. To do so, just tap the bell icon at the bottom of your device screen.

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Mozilla has recently launched a new file sharing service dubbed Firefox Send that lets you upload a file and share it to people.

Firefox Send is particularly helpful when it comes to sharing large files over email which is not possible.

With Firefox Send, users will be able to upload files up to 1GB at a time (up to 2.5GB if you have a Mozilla account. If you don’t, you can create one for free). Once the file(s) are uploaded, you can set the number of times people can download them (the limit is 100 though). Post 100 downloads, the link will expire and you would have to create a new one if you want more people to download the files.

At Mozilla, we are always committed to people’s security and privacy. It’s part of our long-standing Mozilla Manifesto. We are continually looking for new ways to fulfill that promise, whether it’s through the browser, apps or services. So, it felt natural to graduate one of our popular Test Pilot experiments, Firefox Send, send.firefox.com. Send is a free encrypted file transfer service that allows users to safely and simply share files from any browser. Additionally, Send will also be available as an Android app in beta later this week. Now that it’s a keeper, we’ve made it even better, offering higher upload limits and greater control over the files you share.

Furthermore, you can also set the time limit for the download links to expire (up to 7 days).

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To make the files password protected, Firefox Sends gives you the provision to secure the files you are uploading with a password of your choice. Post the upload, you can share the URL and the password with the recipients.

How is Firefox Send different from a typical cloud service?

Well, the files are going to be uploaded on cloud only, but the fact that they get deleted after a specified period of time helps the case when we do not want to use up our cloud storage. Conversely, if you want the files to stay on the cloud for more than 7 days, Firefox Send is not the right choice for you.

Nevertheless, it’s a quick way to share files across, so one might want to give it a try.

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