Heads up, Inbox by Gmail users: Three handy new features are on the way.
Google is updating the app with a more streamlined events feature, “glanceable” newsletters, and an easy way to save links in an effort to help you “feel more in control” of your ever-expanding inbox, the Web giant announced Thursday.
Ever received a bunch of emails about the same event? Now, Inbox gathers all those messages together and “shows you what’s changed at a glance,” Google Software Engineer Pras Sarkar wrote in a blog post. “When you tap on an event, you’ll see a comprehensive overview, all in one place.”
It should also now be easier to preview newsletters and click through to the articles that interest you most. Plus, once you scan a newsletter, Inbox will minimize it to save space.
Finally, the new saved links feature will be a welcome edition for anyone who has ever emailed themselves a link to read later, only to forget about it. Instead of sending yourself a bunch of separate emails, you can now just use the “Save to Inbox” feature to keep those links in one place. Just share the link to Inbox on iOS or Android, or use the new Inbox by Gmail Chrome extension on the Web.
Then, “when you check your email, you’ll see your saved links grouped together in one place,” Sarkar wrote.
Meanwhile, Google also today announced a few updates for its organization and note-taking platform Keep. The Web giant has, for starters, rolled out a new Chrome extension, which lets you save links to a Keep note with a single click.
Android users can also now create a note while browsing in other apps, without having to open Keep. Just open the “Share via” window and choose Keep. Finally, you can now use hashtags to organize and categorize your Keep notes.