NEW! Gmail gets a revamp!
Google’s gmail service has received a major update in both its capabilities and its user interface. Eventually, all Google users will be switched over to it, but if you would like access now, you can. To try it out, click on the gear icon while you are in Gmail. Then, you can select “Try out the New Westside Community Schools Mail”. Don’t worry, for the immediate future you can switch back to classic gmail if you don’t like it.
In addition to a new look and feel, the new Gmail has many new features.
- Snooze emails until later.
- Use suggested replies and get followup notifications.
- Show or hide the menu bar.
- View your Calendar, Tasks, Google Keep and other add-ons right from Gmail!
Read more about this at: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7677724?hl=en&ref_topic=7065107
Using Calendar, Tasks and Notes with the New Gmail
You can use Google products, like Gmail or Calendar, in the same window on your computer. This way, you can keep track of important info without switching between tabs.
One thing I especially appreciate is the ability to save an email as a task. This lets me take a message and link it to a to-do item in my task list!
Save an email as a task
1. On a computer, go to Gmail.
2. On the right, click Tasks .
3. In your inbox, find the email you want to save as a task.
4. Drag the email to the side panel.
See this link for full directions on this and more.https://support.google.com/mail/answer/106237
Starting March 30, 2018, Google will be turning down support for goo.gl URL shortener. From April 13, 2018 only existing users will be able to create short links on the goo.gl console. You will be able to view your analytics data and download your short link information in csv format for up to one year, until March 30, 2019, when Google will discontinue goo.gl. Previously created links will continue to redirect to their intended destination. Please see this blog post for more details.
Recommended replacements include bit.ly and tinyurl.com