Another Gmail Update

Google have just upgraded my Gmail again – with several new features…

In particular, two things stood out for me – message pre-fetching and contacts management. Gmail now pre-fetches up to 50kb per message in your inbox making the opening of recent emails almost instant (once the pre-fetching is done of course). This makes it much faster and feels more like a desktop client. The other standout change is an all new contacts management system, including search, with full contact cards now appearing when hovering the cursor over a name (in the inbox or contacts list for example).

If you’re a Gmail user you’ll know you have the upgraded version as an “older version” link will appear in the top right of the screen and the URL will probably finish with something like “?ui=2#inbox” (ie user interface version 2).

You might also have noticed a storage upgrade too, since I posted about Gmail last week I’ve got an extra 250MB of storage. Better get emailing if I’m going to fill that up…


About Chris
A self confessed geek, meteorologist (aka weather forecaster), father & proud kiwi mainlander living, working & playing in Wellington, New Zealand.

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