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Gmail, WhatsApp Both Announce 1 Billion Users

Gmail, WhatsApp Both Announce 1 Billion Users

On Monday, Google parent Alphabet released its financials for Q4. On the ensuing conference call, the company revealed that Gmail now has a billion monthly active users. They celebrated on Twitter (via 9to5Google): Thanks a billion for helping us make Gmail better and better!https://t.co/Rd82YqwGjl — Gmail (@gmail) February 1, 2016 Interestingly, Facebook’s WhatsApp also announced that it has passed the …

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Google Makes Improvements to Inbox

Google Makes Improvements to Inbox

Google announced some new improvements to Inbox by Gmail, which it says are designed to help users find answers faster. For one, when you search for something like a frequent flyer number or shipping status, Inbox will now show it at the top of search results, so you don’t have to dig through emails to find them. Google says you …

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A Quick Guide To Gmail Ads

A Quick Guide To Gmail Ads

For months, Google has been releasing quick video tutorials as a series called “AdWords in Under Five Minutes”. It’s been a while since they released one, but this week, they released a new one about Gmail ads. The video can be quite useful to those who aren’t super-experienced with various aspects of Google advertising (of which there are many). Chances …

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Yahoo Mail Adds Gmail Support

Yahoo Mail Adds Gmail Support

It’s been a big week for Yahoo news on the corporate side of things with the company announcing a reverse spinoff, which will see it holding onto its stake in Alibaba, which it was set to spinoff in January, and instead spinning off its core web business. None of this has slowed Yahoo down from new product releases and feature …

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Gmail For Google Apps Unlimited Gets Data Loss Prevention

Gmail For Google Apps Unlimited Gets Data Loss Prevention

Google just announced availability of Data Loss Prevention in Gmail for Google Apps Unlimited customers. The company plans to bring it to Google Drive in the coming year. “Workers are constantly creating and sharing new ideas, and keeping these ideas safe needs to be simple, quick and reliable,” says Suzanne Frey, Director, Security, Trust, and Privacy for Google Apps. “Google …

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Google’s Inbox by Gmail Gets Smart Reply Feature

Google’s Inbox by Gmail Gets Smart Reply Feature

Google announced a new feature for Inbox by Gmail called Smart Reply, which suggests responses to emails you get so you don’t have to bother writing them yourself. How cold. “With the holidays approaching and emails coming in at a furious pace, we can all use a little help. Inbox is already on hand assisting you with the next step, …

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Gmail Adds Address Blocking, Adds Unsubscribe To Android

Gmail Adds Address Blocking, Adds Unsubscribe To Android

Google made two quick Gmail announcements on Tuesday. For one, you’ll now be able to block specific email addresses, which is one of those things that you can’t believe wasn’t already a thing. Secondly, the previously launched “unsubscribe” feature is expanding to Android. The block feature will only be available for the web at first, but will be expanded in …

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Google Offers Native Gmail Ads To All AdWords Advertisers

Google Offers Native Gmail Ads To All AdWords Advertisers

Google announced that native Gmail ads are now available to all advertisers in AdWords. Advertisers can manage the ads by setting up a Display Network campaign and creating a Gmail format in the Ad Gallery. The ads have two main parts – collapsed and expanded. The collapsed unit is what users see at first. It looks basically like a message …

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Google Calendar Works Better With Gmail For Business Travel

Google Calendar Works Better With Gmail For Business Travel

Google announced some improvements to the integration between Gmail and Google Calendar when it comes to business travel. Now, when users get email with flight, hotel, restaurant or ticketed event info, the event will automatically be added to Google Calendar. While that alone makes things a lot easier to keep track of, that’s not all. The events in Google Calendar …

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Google Launches Gmail Postmaster Tools To Help Improve Deliverability, Improves Spam Filter

Google just announced the launch of Gmail Postmaster Tools to help senders of emails that people actually want do better at avoiding spam filters and actually get their messages seen by the recipient. The company says it is to help qualified high-volume senders analyze their email, as it includes data on delivery errors, spam reports, and reputation so they can …

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Gmail Adds New Emoji, Themes to Try to Make Email Less Boring

Email will never die. It’s just too important to both professional and private communication. But email isn’t that fun. Ok, email is absolutely not fun. Google is announcing a couple of Gmail improvements to make it feel “personal and fun!” – emojis and new themes. Gmail has had emoticons for a while, but they’re outdated and pretty terrible. Gmail on …

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Go Enable Gmail’s ‘Undo Send’ Feature Right Now

In what could be a lifesaver for many, Google has finally graduated a particularly helpful Gmail feature from Labs to primetime. Gmail on the web now has a formal “undo send” feature. So, you accidentally sent a racy email meant for your wife to your boss? Awkward. So, you just hit reply all and are about to let the whole …

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Gmail Adds Security For Yahoo & Microsoft Accounts On Android

Last year, the Gmail Android app got a major update that finally enabled users to use third-party accounts, such as those from Yahoo and Microsoft. Now, the app has taken things a step further in the right direction by adding improved security for such accounts. On Wednesday, Google announced Oauth support for Yahoo and Microsoft accounts. Here’s what they had …

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Google Opens Inbox Email Product To All (Including Apps For Work Users)

With the annual Google I/O conference firmly underway, the announcements are flowing like water. One of those is that Inbox by Gmail is now open to everyone. The product was unveiled last fall as “the inbox that works for you”. It has been available on an invitation-only basis ever since. I had the good fortune of getting one fairly early, …

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Gmail Just Got Better On Android

Google announced an update to its Gmail app for Android with some much-needed new features. Late last year, the app got an update that enabled users to add email accounts from other providers like Yahoo or Microsoft Outlook. The new update takes this a step further, and lets you put it all together in one inbox. “These days, many of …

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Google Significantly Upgrades Contacts

Google just released a preview of its new Contacts experience, which comes across as a major upgrade right off the bat, unlike other recent next-generation email-related offerings from the company. As Google says, the new experience makes it easier for you to keep track of the people you know and get the info you need, fast. A quick click on …

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Would You Trust Google Inbox For Your Work Email?

Last fall, Google launched Inbox by Google, a new email app, which it hopes will one day replace Gmail for both people and businesses. It’s still unclear if that will be a mandatory change for Gmail users somewhere down the road, but for right now it’s opt-in, and still only available by invitation. Would you use Google Inbox for work …

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Google Inbox Adds Tablet, Browser Support

Last fall, Google launched Inbox by Google, a new email app, which it hopes will one day replace Gmail as the email experience people like to use. It’s still only available by invitation, but eventually it’s going to be available to all. The company announced that it is now available for the iPad and Android tablets after only supporting phones …

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Here’s How People Are Using Google’s Inbox (Marketers, Pay Attention)

Google is trying to revolutionize email again with Inbox by Gmail, which the company unveiled in October. It’s still available on an invitation-only basis, but Google says it’s already received over a hundred thousand pieces of feedback on the product. If you’ve been wanting to try it, but haven’t been able to score an invitation, you’ll be happy to know …

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Google Drops Apps Search Lab Feature From Gmail

Back in 2010, Google launched an App Search lab feature in Gmail, enabling users to bring up content from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides in their Gmail searches. Given that Gmail search just does this on its own now, the lab feature is being retired. “Since 2010, Gmail search has been improved to automatically display results from Google Docs, Sheets, …

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Google Announces The New Gmail App

A couple weeks ago, we learned that Google would be releasing a new Gmail app for Android taking advantage of the material design concept the company has been touting with Lollipop. More interestingly, it was to support email accounts from other providers like Yahoo or Microsoft Outlook. Google has now officially announced the app. “As part of the new design, …

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Can Google Revolutionize Email Again?

Ten years ago, Google revolutionized email with Gmail. It set the standard for webmail with a high capacity of free storage, its search-oriented interface, and conversational message view. It even pioneered the use of Ajax. Gmail was a huge deal when it came out, and is still incredibly popular. For Google, it was a homerun. Now, Google has announced a …

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Report: Gmail Android App To Support Third-Party Accounts

Google officially announced Android 5.0 Lollipop last week, and now it appears the Gmail app is getting a new update to go along with it. Android Police is reporting that the new app will be able to handle email accounts from other providers like Yahoo or Outlook, and will enable users to switch between accounts with a swipe or touch …

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Google Adds ‘Show Me My Bills’ Voice Command

Google announced that the Google app now lets you tap the mic and say, “Show me my bills” or “My bills due this week” to get access to important billing information. The company said in a Google+ update: When you can’t remember whether you’ve paid your bills—or you simply can’t remember how much money you need to pay—you can now …

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Google Eases Up On Google+ Requirement

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) in general. Well, they’re easing up on all of that a bit. These days, you can sign up for Gmail …

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Millions Of Gmail Passwords Leaked

According to various reports, starting with Russia’s CNews, nearly five million Gmail usernames and passwords were leaked, and published to a Russia Bitcoin forum. You can see the original report in Russian here, but The Daily Dot recaps: Much of the information is old and potentially out-of-date, Google representatives told Russian media, so the so-called “leak” may be more accurately …

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Hangouts In Gmail Lets You See Who’s Online More Easily

Google has added a new tab in Hangouts in Gmail to let you see more easily who’s online. The company announced the feature on its Gmail Google+ page. It says: Starting today it’s easier to see which of your chat buddies are currently online, thanks to a new tab in Hangouts in Gmail. In this new tab, friends who are …

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Gmail Takes Security Precautions Related To New Non-Latin Character Support

Last week, Google announced that it started recognizing non-Latin characters in email addresses, opening up the ability for users to send and receive emails in more languages. By doing this, however, they were potentially opening the door to more spam slipping through the cracks courtesy of bad actors using sneak character combinations. Google isn’t letting this happen though. The company …

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Google Officially Announces Unsubscribe Feature In Gmail

Earlier this year, we learned that Google was adding an unsubscribe link to the top of marketing emails. Eventually, many of us started seeing the feature in action. In fact, I’ve been seeing it for so long now, I forgot Google never actually announced it. That’s changed now. The company announced the feature in a Google+ update today: Email is …

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Gmail Starts Recognizing Non-Latin Characters In Email Addresses

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, this still hasn’t been a thing. Gmail software engineer Pedro Chaparro Monferrer says, “Whether your email address is firstname.lastname@ or …

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