Gmail Gets Quick Action Buttons for YouTube, Seamless, More

We’re all super busy this time of the year, so Google wants to help save us some precious time when dealing with our email.

In May, the search giant introduced quick action buttons in Gmail, which are intended to help you perform simple tasks, like RSVP to an event invitation from your inbox, without having to open the message. Google is now expanding that feature with the addition of even more buttons to “get you through this action-packed season,” Claudio Cherubino, Google developer programs engineer, wrote in a blog post Monday

“If you’re an avid uploader of YouTube and Vimeo videos, you can view finished uploads with a single click with the new ‘View video’ button,” Cherubino said. “Similarly, you can also speedily open a Dropbox folder or Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides that have been shared with you.”

Besides that, you can now rate and review restaurants you ordered from on Seamless, or modify OpenTable reservations right from your inbox. In addition, you can also save promotions from Google Offers with one click.

“We’re continuing to add even more buttons to make it easier for you to get things done in Gmail,” Cherubino said. Developers with ideas for new buttons can find more info on Google’s developer website.

Meanwhile, the new features come as Google gears up to face wiretapping charges over Gmail scanning. A California judge late last month rejected Google’s request to dismiss a class-action case that accuses the search giant of violating federal and state wiretap laws via a program in Gmail that scans emails to serve up targeted ads.

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