Gmail v8.6 adds unsubscribe tips, prepares priority-based notifications and email bundling [APK Teardown]

It has been around a Gmail update and it seems that a large part of it is dedicated to bringing successful features of the Inbox application. Suggestions for unsubscribing have been added to make it easier to keep your mail a bit cleaner, and there are signs that the high priority notification filter and a limited test of email grouping are also ready to appear in the future.


Unofficial changelog: (what we found)

Suggestions for canceling your subscription

Gmail has been adopting many Inbox features lately, in this update, you are earning one more, if you receive Emails from sites or services that almost never read, Gmail can now offer useful suggestions to unsubscribe from those mailing lists at the push of a button.

You can find the settings to enable or disable (it's enabled by default) the new unsubscribe tips at the bottom of your account setup screen under the heading & # 39; Inbox Tips & # 39; Setup.


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Configuring notifications based on priorities

Some people do not receive much email every day, so things are still quite manageable. However, if your mailbox is hit regularly throughout the day, especially by unimportant messages, the notifications you can generate are exasperating. The Gmail team is creating a very simple and obvious solution that will reduce some of the notification spam. Users will have the option to limit notifications to only high priority messages.

We've seen the same exact function in the Inbox application, and the Gmail version of iOS just received it, so it's safe to say that it will also hit Android in the same way. In short, the current Gmail account settings only allow you to activate or deactivate notifications, an all-or-nothing approach. Once this new feature is started, it will add a third option that will only produce notifications when an incoming message is considered urgent.

High priority only

high priority

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Unavailable because account notifications are configured as high priority only [19659006] excerpt from /xml/gmail_account_preferences.xml

Email Grouping for promotions

We have not yet finished with Inbox functions, grouping Email can also reach Gmail. But instead of creating packages based on some different categories, Gmail may be starting with just promotional messages.

Tags have been added for a configuration with a description that matches what we already know about Inbox. Basically, several promotional emails in the main input tray will be grouped into a single entry and decorated with shortened logos or subject lines to indicate what's inside.

Promotions tab
Enable main email grouping
Featured high-value email in packages and rich preview samples (ie badges, logos, images)

Like many other Inbox features, Packages have become a staple that many people consider vital. It seems that Gmail could have taken a more moderate approach with this one; not only because it is starting with a single category, but also because it is a dedicated check box for that category, which suggests that each type of package can be enabled or disabled independently. That could be really good for people who want to have more control over the email that comes in packets versus those that should always be visible by themselves.

Show (and share?) Original

I am not sure what this really is, but it seems that Gmail will add an action to the message overflow menus that allows you to display the "original" version of a message . The resources for this command are not significantly detailed, but I hope this means that there will be (or already is) some automatic reformatting of text or images: this command would simply represent the message in its less adjusted form. .

Show original

New designs

excerpt from /menu/message_header_overflow_menu.xml and /menu/message_header_overflow_menu_land_or_tablet.xml

from /menu/show_original_menu.xml

Normally, I did not even think much about this command, and I would probably omit to cover it completely, if it were not for one more line than He jumped towards me. There is also a shared command that will be available with the original message. This does not seem interesting either, except that Gmail does not technically support message sharing. Yes, you can forward the email to another address or long-press any element of a message to select and share portions, but there is no traditional one-step action to share a complete message.

I know that this is probably a painful and unnecessary and make demanding distinctions, or at least spend so many words arguing, but I have heard people complain about the lack of convenient sharing and this could be for them.


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