6 new features in Gmail
shaileshk | December 21, 2008 at 09:07 pmby
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The Internet search leader Google has been adding more bells and whistles to Gmail as part of its effort to gain ground on the longtime leaders, Microsoft and Yahoo in free e-mail.
Latest on the list are To-do list, video chat and some other features. These features not only add Gmail's functionality, but also bring several new features right to your Gmail inbox. Here's looking into the six new features in Gmail.
Google Inc is testing a new Gmail tool designed to help users keep a better track of their daily tasks.
The company has announced a new tool called `Tasks' that is designed to help Gmail users create their daily to-do list. `Tasks' sits in the same kind of Window as chats, so is visible while users read email, use the search function or do other tasks. The feature, which is coming out of Google Labs, is still in the testing phase.
To enable Tasks, go to Settings; click the Labs tab. Select `Enable' next to `Tasks' and then click `Save Changes' at the bottom. Then, after Gmail refreshes, on the left under the `Contacts' link, users can see a `Tasks' link. Just click on it to get started.
To enter a new Task, users just need to click on an empty part of their list and start typing. No buttons to click and it's saved automatically. Hit Return and there's a new task right there.
Gmail users can also easily convert emails into tasks: select one or more messages and go to More Actions > Add to Tasks. (Or turn on keyboard shortcuts).
However, there is no time frame for the new feature to be officially added (if at all) to Gmail.
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