Google has introduced what they are calling a new compose and reply experience in Gmail. This is said to have been completely redesigned. But perhaps more important, Google is touting these changes as being able to make the experience both faster and easier to use. And with all that hype talk aside, what we have for compose is a new pop-up window. Google noted that “the new compose pops up in a window, just like chats (only larger).” Of course, while we may poke a bit of fun, this could actually be helpful at times. Say, when you are writing an email and needing to reference another.
Moving over to the reply side of the house and we have the following;
“The reply experience has been designed to fit better inline as part of your conversation — replies take up much less vertical height, intelligently expand to fit your content, and always keep the recipients and other controls in view no matter how long your message gets.”
These changes are rolling out in preview form as of today and will be rolled out on a regular basis after Google completes “some finishing touches over the coming months.” Bottom line, Google has made some decent looking changes to the compose and reply portions of Gmail, however most users will not see any of these changes for a few months time.
Via [Official Gmail Blog]
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