If you use Gmail – which you probably do, considering the email option has more than a billion active users – you might be interested in the app’s latest update, and specifically, some of the new functionalities they’ve added in.
Google announced an update to Gmail last month, including a range of new additions, including response reminders, Smart Replies on desktop and the ability to open attachments without going into the email itself.
But The Next Web has reported a couple of other interesting functions not as well publicized in the initial launch.
In the new Gmail, when you’re looking to add a contact’s information into the e-mail body, you can now type in the @ symbol and their first name and you’ll be shown a list of your contacts which you can then add into the text.
The option will make it easier to share contact information and quickly link through to others, without having to constantly go back and forth to find the relevant information.
Also, if you type the + symbol then a person’s name, the contact you select will be automatically added as a recipient of your message. Pretty neat, right?
The new inbox layout does look different, and it takes a moment to get used to, but if you’re interested in seeing what it has to offer, you can switch to the new version by going to your settings (the cog wheel in the top right corner of your inbox) and selecting “Try the new Gmail.” If you want to switch back to the old format, you can go to the same place and select “Go back to classic Gmail.”
And if you’re looking for more Gmail tips and tricks, we recently published this handy infographic on the subject.