Perhaps it's due to backlash, negative publicity, or just a desire to make Gmail better, but on the service's 15th birthday, we're getting some further new features which might soften the blow of Inbox's demise.
When the feature is turned on for your account, you'll see a new drop-down arrow in the Send box when you're composing a message in the browser. "Just write your email as you normally would, then schedule it to arrive in your recipient's inbox at a later date and time".
The death of Inbox by Gmail is a particularly hard one to swallow for fans of Google's alternative email service. And not only will this feature be in English but other languages such as Spanish, Italian, French and Portuguese.
Smart Compose uses learning algorithms to predict common phrases within your email text and subject lines, providing suggestions to complete your sentences as you type. Users can take actions like respond to a comment thread in Google Docs, schedule a meeting, or fill out a questionnaire from the email itself. While the feature hasn't been given any time frame for release, it's fair to say it will start rolling out imminently given Google's history with integrating new features.
You'll also find other features here and there to make dealing with your inbox as pain-free as possible.
"Ever want to get an email off your to-do list but it's after business hours, over the weekend, or to someone who is on vacation and you don't want to interrupt them?" If you work in a team that's spread across multiple timezones, this feature is going to be a boon for you. If you're using the Gmail app, double check for any pending updates waiting to be installed. Soon, there will be a smart compose option for Gmail users.
One of the more popular third-party email apps around, Blue Mail offers a slick design and plenty of features. To schedule an email within Gmail, you'll need to pull down the "Send" button, which is now a drop-down menu.