Starting Friday, May 4, UNCG users have the ability to opt-in to the new Gmail experience. Users can choose to opt-in and out of the new Gmail experience until a future date yet to be specified. Information Technology Services (ITS) will communicate with UNCG users before the new experience becomes the default or only option.
The new Gmail interface helps users to more quickly interact with and organize mail from the main screen. The main menu, down the left side of the screen, can be collapsed to allow for area to view emails.
The new Gmail enhances the option users have between three different densities. In the default view, a preview of attachments is visible.
In all three views, there are icons to quickly organize mail: mark as read, archive and delete, and the new “snooze” feature.
The new Gmail includes “Smart Reply” suggestions, so you can quickly respond to emails with essential info.
Suspicious emails will now contain a more prominent warning message.
Finally, Google has announced future plans for the new Gmail to offer a “confidential mode” in which emails can be set to self-destruct, be prevented from printing, and require additional security for the reader to access. At this time, “confidential mode” is not yet available, but UNCG Google Administrators are aware of the future possibility and will communicate about it when appropriate.
To opt-in to the new Gmail, access the “Try the new Gmail” option in your settings menu (the gear icon). Once in the new Gmail, an option to “return to Classic Gmail” will be available.
Additional details can be found here:
- Google Support: What’s New in Gmail
- Google Keyword: Stay composed: here’s a quick rundown of the new Gmail
- GSuite Learning Center: Gmail
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or 6-TECH@uncg.edu.