Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Gmail’s right-click menu is actually going to be useful going forward

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Sherri Watson | 13 February, 2019, 11:47

The web version application, however, doesn't really give the same ease-of-use to those who aren't comfortable with shortcuts or depend on mouse or trackpad for navigation. You can use a full-blown desktop mail client (like Outlook), or others too. Google announced on Monday that it's added a lot more functionality into Gmail's right click menu.

Good news for Gmail users: Google team has chose to implement a shortcut menu that can be activated by right clicking on an incoming email. You can archive it, delete it, mark it as read or snooze it. These include replying, forwarding, searching for emails from the same sender or with the same subject, moving the email to a specific label, and opening the mail in a new window. Basically, anything you could do from within an email can now be done outside of the email with a right-click. Even if you have, you may not be using the resulting menu much, as it now only offers three options: archive, mark as unread, and delete. According to The Verge, the company started using the new filters last month and claims that it has managed to block extra 100 million spam messages every day with its help.

Fortunately Google is addressing this pain point for users.

The new features will reach paid Gsuite users first. Google plans to roll out the change to all G Suite users until February 26, 2019.