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Google Eases Up On Google+ Requirement

Google Eases Up On Google+ Requirement

By Chris Crum September 22, 2014

You know how Google has been forcing Google+ down people’s throats for the past several years? For the last couple, you’ve had to sign up for a Google+ account to sign up for a Google account (like a Gmail account) …

Gmail Starts Recognizing Non-Latin Characters Gmail Starts Recognizing Non-Latin Characters

Google announced that Gmail will now recognize addresses that contain accented or non-Latin characters, so suers can send emails to, and receive them from, people how have such characters in their addresses. Believe it or not, half way through 2014, …

Google Only Watches for Child Porn in Your Email Google Only Watches for Child Porn in Your Email

Feel free to sell someone some drugs or plan a burglary (Google’s own words) with your Gmail – Google isn’t looking for that kind of criminal activity. Yes, Google is scanning your email, but it’s only to spot child porn …

Gmail Gets Support For Thirteen More Languages Gmail Gets Support For Thirteen More Languages

It’s hard to believe that in July of 2014, Gmail doesn’t already support every language, but Google announced that it now supports thirteen more. The new languages are: Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, …

Goldman Sachs Wants Google to Scrub Accidental Email Goldman Sachs Wants Google to Scrub Accidental Email

Update: Google has reportedly complied with Goldman Sachs’ request. “Google complied with our request that it block access to the email,” said a Goldman spokeswoman“It has also notified us that the email account had not been accessed from the time …

Gmail For Android Now Lets You Save To Google Drive Gmail For Android Now Lets You Save To Google Drive

Google has launched an update to the Gmail app for Android, which adds a handful of features, including the ability to save attachments to Google Drive, which will enable you to save space on your phone or tablet. “Instead of …

Google Apps Gets More Gmail Security Google Apps Gets More Gmail Security

Google announced that it has added some security-related features for email in Google Apps for Business, Government, and Education. These include mail routing, delivery controls, SMTP relay, attachment compliance, and TLS encryption of message content. Mail routing, delivery controls, and …

Google Now To Start Reminding You About Your Bills Google Now To Start Reminding You About Your Bills

Google is reportedly adding bill pay reminders to Google Now, which will notify users about upcoming bills that are due, and how much they cost. Google reportedly gains this information from users’ Gmail accounts. Cult of Android reports: No configuration …

Gmail Gets Update For Hangouts Chat Gmail Gets Update For Hangouts Chat

Google announced some improvements to Hangouts chat in Gmail. This includes Google Apps for Business and Education users. Users will now see an updated user interface in their conversation list. This includes status markers as green bubbles. Also, the displayed …

Google Adds 'Auto Backup' Photo Access To Gmail Google Adds 'Auto Backup' Photo Access To Gmail

Google has launched a new photo-sharing feature for Gmail, enabling you to insert your Auto Backup photos from your phone into Gmail messages on the web with the new Insert Button. Click the button, and you’ll get access to your …

Google Is Already Getting Started With April Fools' Google Is Already Getting Started With April Fools'

Google has already started with this year’s April Fools’ silliness. On the Gmail blog, they announced “Gmail Shelfie,” a way to turn your Gmail background into a selfie, and share it with your friends and family. Software engineer Greg Bullock …

Gmail Adds Visual View To Promotions Tab Gmail Adds Visual View To Promotions Tab

Google has introduced a new Gmail feature that lets users turn their “Promotions” tab into a more visual, almost Pinteresty shopping experience. This is one at least minor improvement to the current state of Gmail for email marketers. The introduction …

Gmail Adds Unsub Link To Top Of Marketing Emails Gmail Adds Unsub Link To Top Of Marketing Emails

Google is reportedly adding a new “prominent” unsubscribe link to the top of marketing emails, potentially driving a lot more unsubscribes for businesses. It was announced on Thursday at a conference in San Francisco. According to a report from PCWorld, …

Gmail Bug Led to Inadvertently Deleted Emails Gmail Bug Led to Inadvertently Deleted Emails

Some Gmail for iOS users just received an important notice from Google urging them to check their trash and spam folders for wrongly-categorized emails. According to the Gmail team, some users were affected by a bug that saw trash and …

Gmail Is Down, Guys. Stock Up and Bunker Down Gmail Is Down, Guys. Stock Up and Bunker Down

UPDATE 2:22 pm EST: IT’S BACK! – but with some kinks. Gmail is currently unable to access contacts and Google+ still seems to be down for many users. It’s not just you – Gmail is down for users all over …

In Case You Missed The Memo, 'Google+ Is Google' In Case You Missed The Memo, 'Google+ Is Google'
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Google announced a new change to Gmail this week, enabling people to send messages to Google+ users without knowing their email address. If you have a Gmail account and a Google+ account, you can send such messages to other Google+ …

Gmail Now Suggests Google+ Connections Gmail Now Suggests Google+ Connections
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Google has added increased Google+ integration into Gmail. When you go to compose a new message, and start typing, it will now bring up Google+ connections as suggestions in addition to your regular contacts. In other words, Google+ connections become …