It’s not an April Fools’ joke!
Gmail has turned 15 and, in a blog post, the team introduced a new series of features, including one that everybody has been waiting for.
As more people are turning to freelance or otherwise participating in a gig economy, email scheduling has turned into a real need, and Gmail has finally decided to recognize it.
Jacob Bank, Director of Product Management, G Suite, wrote, “We understand that work can often carry over to non-business hours, but it’s important to be considerate of everyone’s downtime…so we’re adding a new feature to Gmail that allows you to choose when an email should be sent.”
Now, the “send” button on your Gmail will include a drop-down menu that will allow you to schedule when the email should go out. Before this update, people needed to install third-party apps to schedule emails, so this makes everyone’s life much easier.
Along with introducing email scheduling, Gmail has updated its Smart Compose. The feature that autocompletes your emails as you type will now be available on Android devices (iOS coming soon) and in four new languages: Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
Smart Compose will also start adapting to the way you write. That means it’ll start learning how you prefer to greet people, and can even suggest subject lines based on the message you’ve written.