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Gmail has now become one of the most sought after email service providers among people in any part of the world. Powered by Google, this service has also found its presence on smartphones in the form of an app. Owing to the overwhelming response that the app received, Google has worked its way towards developing another app called Inbox by Gmail that works on offering almost all that the Gmail app has to offer, along with a few bonus functionalities. This article aims at helping you get an understanding on the updates of the Inbox by Gmail app and how it been improvised to make your work easier.

Powered by Google, this service has also found its presence on smartphones in the form of an app. Owing to the overwhelming response that the app received, Google has worked its way towards developing another app called Inbox by Gmail that works on offering almost all that the Gmail app has to offer, along with a few bonus functionalities. This article aims at helping you get an understanding on the updates of the Inbox by Gmail app and how it been improvised to make your work easier.

One of the key updates that has been made to the app is what Google calls Highlights. Owing to this feature, you do not have to open your email every time to get an idea of its contents. Details about photo attachments, flights, shipping details and more can be viewed at a glance without reading through the entire email.

A noteworthy highlight is that you can now use Gmail within the Inbox by Gmail app. This helps in protecting your Gmail account from getting spammed with unnecessary emails. Another update to the app has resulted in making deleting unwanted or junk emails even easier than in the earlier versions. A single swipe on the email to be deleted does the trick.



It is now possible to set reminder and snooze options for the emails in your Inbox. With Reminders, you can be prompted to come back at a later time to an email that requires your attention. You can also add a To Do list to your Inbox and get yourself reminded of the time to do them. Snooze is an add on to the Reminder. If you are not able to attend to your email at the reminder time that you set, you can set a time interval to keep reminding you at the specified time. For example, with a snooze interval set to 10 minutes, you will be reminded in this time interval about the email that needs to be looked into. The snooze function continues working till you dismiss it. So, you must remember to dismiss the snooze after working on your email. Apart from setting Snooze for reminders, you can this functionality on the messages in your Inbox too.

The Smart Reply feature has undergone a radical change for the benefit of users who strongly resist the idea of having to type out huge lengthy content. Integrating the concept of Artificial Intelligence technology, this functionality tries to help you out with natural language responses. When you set the Smart Reply mode on, the app first suggests simple sentences. Following this, it makes a comparative analysis of the suggested sentences and your responses. Based on the analysis, over a period of time, Smart Reply starts responding to your emails with more complex or complicated sentences. An added advantage of this updated feature is that it prompts you to make edits to your replies if needed before they are sent. This can result in less confusion or problem because of giving inappropriate responses to the emails.

Grouping related emails together is yet another feather on the cap offering by the revised Inbox by Gmail app. The app makes a study of each email arriving in your Inbox and categorizes them appropriately. For example, all emails that demand immediate attention are grouped together while those that need time to ponder about before replying form another group. This can be really helpful and save you a lot of time especially when you are looking for top priority emails among the dozens of other emails in your Inbox.

The latest Inbox by Gmail app works on smartphones operating on Android 4.1 or higher versions. Apart from the above mentioned updates, enhancements and fixes have been made to account for speed and stability of the app when you work on it on your handset. Google has made all the updates presented and is working on further updates to make the app more convenient and refined than its Gmail app. However, the truth is that the Gmail app still continues to be a hit and top favorite across the globe irrespective of the operating system on users’ smartphones.

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