Reworked Gmail Web Mail Service Gets a New ‘Compose’ and ‘Reply’ Experience

In an effort to make Gmail more faster and easier to use, Google introduced a completely redesigned ‘Compose’ and ‘Reply’ experience. However, the renovation is still not complete and therefore like most Gmail innovations, this new functionality too is optional at the moment. Google is planning to implement it for everyone in the future after adding some final touches.


Currently, the changes have been rolled out in a preview form. The new compose is easier to use. It keeps focus on your message while making it easy to add recipients with auto-complete.

Gmail New Compose Button

If you’ve used Gmail’s chat, you might have already been familiar with the option to “pop” the chat out into its own window. The new compose window works the same way as chats, only a bit larger! Like chats, it allows you to write multiple messages at once and minimize a message to finish it later. Besides, it also allows you to search or keep an eye on new mail as it comes in. All the same options are still available but just cleanly hidden beneath the icons at the bottom of the window.

Some new features like the ability to easily insert inline messages will be made available in the days to come. That’s not all! You’ll also see the same changes when you respond to a message. The reply experience too has been designed to fit better inline as part of your conversation. The window takes up less vertical space and intelligently expands to fit your content. Moreover, the recipient field and other controls always remain in view, no matter how long your message gets.

Send free SMS in India

Now, Gmail even offers the ability to send free messages across India. Because, certain situations call for the ability to send SMS’s and if it’s without a cell phone then, services like Gmail comes in handy. The popular web mail service includes a built-in support to send free SMS text messages. Its chat feature supports a growing list of mobile operators many countries. Just click on “Settings” and go to the “Labs” tab. Then, scroll down until you notice “Text Messaging (SMS) in Chat” and select Enable. Then simply save the changes! You can send free texts to your friends in the US and many countries around the world.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in technology and has an immense interest in following Microsoft and other technology developments around the world. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.

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